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

By exercising the muscles and nerves in their eyes, seniors can reduce eye strain and boost the strength and acuity of their vision. Here are a few simple exercises you should encourage your senior loved one to practice at home every day. 1. Apply Warmth This is a great exercise for…

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

Aging adults should continue to set goals for the future, as it could give them the motivation they need to stay healthy during their retirement years. Here are seven goals all aging adults should add to their list of resolutions. 1. Declutter the Home  Seniors who still live at home…

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

  Millions of family members choose to serve as caregivers for older loved ones who require some degree of assistance. Providing care for a stroke survivor comes with a number of challenges. Potential caregivers must prepare for the difficulties that lie ahead. Here are a few tasks that may be…

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

Mindfulness is a type of meditation that focuses on learning how to gain better control over feelings and processes in the body and the mind. The goal is to be “in the moment” in a way that promotes a sense of calm and relaxation. If your senior loved one is…

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

There’s no single “miracle” diet specifically for arthritis. That being said, the Arthritis Foundation recommends the Mediterranean diet, since it includes an assortment of foods that can be beneficial for older adults with arthritis. Below, you’ll find a rundown of what’s included in this diet along with some additional suggestions…

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…