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By Carol White, 9:00 am on June 22, 2020

Dementia often begins with subtle symptoms that sometimes make it difficult for seniors to know when they need to seek medical assistance. Memory loss, confusion, and behavioral changes are a few of the first symptoms people begin to notice. Once you suspect your senior loved one has dementia, it’s important…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on June 8, 2020

While physical exercise is absolutely essential for seniors, mental exercise is just as important. Mentally focused exercises can reduce the risk of accelerating age-related changes that tend to affect aging brains. According to one estimate, it may be possible to gain nearly 15 extra years of “cognitive youth” with regular…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on May 25, 2020

Caring for a senior loved one can strengthen your bond, but it also comes with many challenges. You need to develop a routine that suits you and your elderly parent and try to prepare for the unexpected. Take a look at some common problems for family caregivers and tips for…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on May 11, 2020

When seniors are primarily confined to bed, they need a lot more care than those who are still able to be fairly mobile and active. The first thing to know about caring for a bedridden loved one is that it involves all aspects of daily life and a variety of…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on April 27, 2020

Mobility limitations, fewer opportunities to socialize, and life changes that might include losing spouses, having grown children move away, and retiring are just some reasons seniors may no longer feel like they have a clear purpose. If you have an older loved one you routinely provide care for who is…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on April 13, 2020

Some people think coronavirus is just a type of flu, but the reality is it can be quite dangerous. This respiratory virus can cause severe infection and inflammation, particularly in the older members of the population, so avoidance is very important. However, reducing your senior loved one’s chance of getting…

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

Older adults are more susceptible to skin conditions as they age, which is why they need to practice good skin care. Healthy skin care habits can also boost confidence and lower the risk of isolation. Below are some tips aging adults can use to maintain healthy skin. Moisturize Using creams,…

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

One of the leading causes of death among the elderly is heart disease. Failing to control his or her blood pressure levels could harm your senior loved one’s heart health and put his or her life in jeopardy. Therefore, your parent should consider the following tips to address hypertension and…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on February 24, 2020

As a family caregiver, you should look for unique opportunities to keep your senior loved one busy each day. Staying active can stimulate the mind and enhance physical and mental wellbeing. Continue reading to find unique activities your parent can take up and the benefits each activity provides. 1. Indoor…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on February 10, 2020

Alzheimer’s is a progressive condition, and the symptoms generally worsen over time. The warning signs vary from senior to senior. However, only a medical professional can diagnose the disease. Continue reading to learn if seniors with Alzheimer’s are aware they have the condition, what the warning signs are, and what…