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How to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Amarillo, TX
How to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on November 13, 2020

Tobacco products are associated with many types of cancer. Compared to nonsmokers, seniors who smoke are twice as likely to get pancreatic cancer. Once a senior quits smoking, his or her risk of cancer begins to decrease. If your loved one hasn’t smoked in the past 10 years or more,…

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How Your Elderly Loved One Could Benefit from a Support Group in Amarillo, TX
How Your Elderly Loved One Could Benefit from a Support Group in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on November 12, 2020

While many seniors enjoy their golden years in good health, others don’t fare as well. As a family caregiver, you may look to several support groups and services to help your senior loved one come to terms with various health conditions or illnesses and find positive outlets to vent negative…

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Keeping the Brain Sharp with Age in Amarillo, TX
Keeping the Brain Sharp with Age in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on October 30, 2020

As seniors look forward to longer life expectancies than members of previous generations, they strive to age in good health. A critical component of remaining happy with age is keeping the brain young. Here’s a list of some of the best ways your aging loved one can keep his or…

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Signs of Elder Abuse in Amarillo, TX
Signs of Elder Abuse in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on October 16, 2020

It is devastating to even imagine your aging loved one might be abused by a family member or caregiver. But according to the Administration on Aging’s National Center on Elder Abuse, up to 10 percent of seniors will be abused or neglected by their caregivers in a given year. Many…

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Causes of Stress in Seniors in Amarillo, TX
Causes of Stress in Seniors in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on September 25, 2020

Because of worrying about age-related concerns, some seniors may experience higher levels of stress than younger adults. To prevent further health concerns, it’s important to recognize the causes of the stress and find ways to alleviate them. Consider these five common reasons that may be the source of your senior…

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Is Constipation a Sign of Parkinsons Disease
Is Constipation a Sign of Parkinsons Disease
By Kim May, 9:00 am on September 11, 2020

While most people are familiar with the most obvious signs of Parkinson’s disease, such as stiffness and tremors, there are actually several symptoms that begin to develop years before the classic signs are apparent. Constipation is a very common early symptom of Parkinson’s disease, but it’s often overlooked because constipation…

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Healthy Dietary Restrictions for Seniors in Amarillo, TX
Healthy Dietary Restrictions for Seniors in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on August 28, 2020

Eating a proper diet is one of the most important keys to good health for people of all ages. The older seniors get, the more at risk they are for health conditions that make a healthy diet even more essential. If you have a senior loved one whose health is…

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Ways for Addressing Guilt Associated with Long-Distance Caregiving in Amarillo, TX
Ways for Addressing Guilt Associated with Long-Distance Caregiving in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on August 14, 2020

Living far from your senior loved one is already difficult enough when you wish you could see him or her more often. Once seniors reach their golden years, it’s common for family members to discover feelings of guilt begin to creep in along with the normal emotions that come from…

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Ways Older Adults Can Avoid Getting Pneumonia & the Flu in Amarillo, TX
Ways Older Adults Can Avoid Getting Pneumonia & the Flu in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on July 31, 2020

Adults over the age of 65 have a greater risk of complications from the flu and pneumonia. Up to 70 percent of hospitalizations related to seasonal illnesses involve older adults. Influenza and pneumonia also cause up to 85 percent of seasonal illness fatalities each year. There are a variety of…

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Is Counseling Beneficial for Aging Adults in Amarillo, TX
Is Counseling Beneficial for Aging Adults in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on July 17, 2020

From spending more time with grandchildren to finally having time to travel, make home improvements, or fully enjoy favorite hobbies and activities, there are many wonderful things to love and cherish about the golden years of life. In fact, there’s research suggesting seniors, in general, are happy and content. Still,…

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