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Category: Aging In Place

Alternative Media for Seniors with Low Vision

Whether caused by glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, macular degeneration, side effects of regular medication, or other reasons, low vision affects many seniors. Impaired eyesight can interfere with leisure activities such as reading and watching television, which has the potential to disrupt day-to-day…

With Scrutiny of U.S. Elder Care, an Author’s Call for ‘Dignity’

Book of the Month: March 2015 As the American lifespan continues to extend longer than ever, our oldest demographics — currently at their largest numbers in history — are projected to keep growing exponentially. The consequent expansion of geriatric medical needs is…

Modify Bathrooms and Kitchens with Adaptive Equipment and Expert Help

The kitchen and bathroom rank among the most hazardous rooms of the home, yet they are essential to daily life — thus, when considering modifications for yourself or your loved one, these key areas deserve the utmost attention. The following suggestions are…

Seniors and Pets: Understanding the Risks and Rewards

Pet ownership has been shown to have numerous benefits for emotional health and quality of life, especially in seniors. However, having a pet in the household can pose disadvantages and dangers that are also important to consider. Whether you or your loved…

Health News Round-Up: Conference Targets Widespread Caregiving Strains

White House Conference Echoes Caregiving Needs and Challenges The White House Conference on Aging, held once per decade since the 1960s, took place on July 13. A chief focus of this decade’s conference was meeting elders’ caregiving needs, featuring thought leaders such…