Senior Health Topics

Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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Caregiving for Cancer: The Importance of Accepting Support

Even as a caregiver, it can be hard to accept support from your community. Stacy McQuaide's husband was diagnosed with cancer. She explains why it's so important to say yes to friends and family who want to help.

Caring for Cancer Patients: Stay Positive

As a caregiver, staying positive is key. Stacy McQuaide shares her experience caring for a husband with head and neck cancer, and explains what allowed her to let her guard down.

Dementia: I Don't Know Who This Person Is Anymore

When given the news your parent has dementia, how do you cope with caring for a stranger? Here are some experiences and lessons learned from a few who have traveled this road.

Depression Not a Normal Part of Aging

In general, only about 3% of the elderly living independently in the community will experience depression. That figure increases to around 20% to 30% of people in nursing homes or with chronic illnesses like emphysema, heart disease or diabetes.

Helping Someone with Memory Loss

In older people, it's easy to mistake memory problems for the everyday forgetfulness that some people experience as they grow older.

Role Reversal: Parenting Your Parents

At some point, most of us will face the tough decisions that come with the responsibility of caring for our aging parents. These caregivers share their story of adjusting to their new role of parenting their parents.

Living Wills Offer Peace of Mind

A living will tells others how you want to be treated when it comes to life-sustaining measures.

For Seniors: Don’t Brush Off Dental Care

Older adults may have dental concerns that can't be fully taken care of with just brushing and flossing. Here's what you should know.

Hospices Offer Comfort at Life's End

As medical progress prolongs our lives, the end can linger. So, more and more people are turning to hospice care.