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Seniors have weakened immune systems as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Even the common cold can become fatal if seniors do not get their flu shot. We share information about the flu shot, including how they prevent illness and protect seniors from serious harm.
Signs of Parkinson's disease in the elderly may go undetected or unnoticed, and are often dismissed as signs of old age. Symptoms like loss of appetite, constipation, and memory loss can be confused for other disorders. We outline key signs of Parkinson's disease and emphasize the importance of early detection.
The digestive or gastrointestinal system slows down with age. Seniors may report having trouble swallowing, irritation in their gut, and may have prolonged constipation. We consider how age-related factors effect the gastrointestinal system, and best practices to offset issues in digestion.
Seniors may be susceptible to falls or injury when bathing. A caregiver can ensure that bath safety measures are put in place for vulnerable seniors, such as non-slip mats and balance rods. We share a few bath safety tips to help keep seniors safe in the bath.
Caregivers can help seniors stay connected to their loved ones through digital communication technologies. Computer applications like Skype and Zoom are great alternatives to in-person interactions. We share some resources and tips to help seniors stay connected with family and friends.
As a caregiver, it is important to talk to seniors about their mental health and emotions. Signs of depression and anxiety, such as losing one's appetite or having difficulty sleeping, are often dismissed as symptoms of older age. We share a few key signs to help families and caregivers identify signs of depression and anxiety in seniors.
As colder weather approaches, seniors are at greater risk of sustaining injury from icy walkways and falling leaves. Families and caregivers must take precautions to protect seniors during the fall. We share a few autumn safety tips to help seniors feel safe inside and outside their homes.
While seniors may not be able to consume high sugar and cholesterol fueled foods, families can still prepare senior-friendly snacks and treats to help their elderly loved ones celebrate. We share a few healthy and delicious fall treats that are easy to prepare and seniors will love.
Aging family members may have a harder time participating in classic Halloween activities, such as carving pumpkins due to dexterity issues. To ensure they feel included in this season's festivities, we share a few senior-friendly activities that families can arrange to make Halloween special for their loved ones.
Hair loss is common among seniors. Yet, taking proactive steps by maintaining a healthy diet, using high quality hair products, and creating a regular hair care routine can help prevent hair loss in the elderly. We discuss key prevention techniques in depth and outline the many age-related factors that cause hair loss.

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