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By Carol White, 9:00 am on February 22, 2021

Caring for an aging parent who has Alzheimer’s can be challenging, but your life can be much easier if you make a few changes around your home. With a little bit of foresight and a few household renovations, you can drastically reduce your parent’s risk of an accident. Here are…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on February 8, 2021

Being an effective caregiver requires taking care of your mental, physical, and emotional health. When family caregivers get enough sleep, they can gain many health benefits, such as stronger immune systems, better metabolism, less stress, and fewer cardiovascular issues. Here are some of the ways you can get a good…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on January 25, 2021

No matter how independent seniors would like to be, they may need to consider professional assistance at some point. For older adults who are living with physical disabilities or cognitive decline, two of the most popular options are in-home care and assisted living at a senior facility. Here’s a closer…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on January 11, 2021

If your aging parent develops a serious medical disorder, mobility issues, or cognitive deficits, he or she may be unable to manage daily activities anymore. When seniors are no longer able to perform household chores or the normal activities of daily living, they may be at risk for accidents or…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on December 28, 2020

Changes in a senior’s behavior aren’t always indicative of dementia or other serious conditions. In fact, there are a number of marked differences family caregivers can expect to see in their aging loved ones’ personalities as time goes by. To ensure your loved one remains healthy and happy, it’s important…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on December 14, 2020

Family caregivers often find it challenging to accept a senior loved one’s dementia diagnosis. Sometimes a caregiver’s mechanism for handling the diagnosis may be to go into denial, which can be unsafe for both the caregiver and the senior. Here’s why you should avoid denial and face the situation. Prevent…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on November 23, 2020

Garlic has been used in folk medicine for more than 4,000 years, and many recent studies have confirmed just how healthy this root vegetable can be. The benefits of garlic can be especially valuable for seniors. Here are a few reasons to include more of this healthy food in your…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on November 9, 2020

Many seniors today are using the Internet to connect with their families and friends. The following safety tips can help your aging loved one stay safe from scams, frauds, and other online dangers. 1. Be Wary of Freebies Many scams promise free merchandise, trips, and other perks to obtain a…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on October 26, 2020

Seniors have a tendency to fib about their health conditions during doctor visits. While there are many reasons to be reluctant about being totally honest with a doctor—often involving a desire to avoid a lecture about poor dietary, exercise, or lifestyle habits—withholding certain information from the physician can lead to…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on October 12, 2020

Though hospitals tend to be safe spaces that offer a decreased chance of anything bad happening to aging adults, the potential for some sort of accident still exists. The best way to prevent an unsafe hospital experience for your elderly loved one is to be prepared for anything that may…