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By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on June 10, 2021

Pain isn’t a normal part of life for the elderly. Often, if the pain isn’t chronic, it can be caused by other physical issues or illnesses. If you have an aging parent who is experiencing intense pain, the first step to figuring out how to treat and manage it is…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on May 27, 2021

As seniors grow older, their muscles naturally become weaker, a biological phenomenon known as sarcopenia. This weakening of the muscles isn’t dangerous, but it could negatively impact a senior’s quality of life. Sarcopenia makes it difficult for older adults to get out of their homes and experience the world. It…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on May 13, 2021

Choosing in-home care for your aging parent doesn’t mean you’re no longer involved with your mom or dad’s care. In fact, most professional caregivers encourage family members to be a part of the process as much as possible. At the same time, it’s equally important to take some steps on…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on April 29, 2021

A caregiver’s toolkit is a work in progress. Over time, you’ll find you need to add new strategies to your aging loved one’s care plan, or you might even need to remove a few. These tools are the most necessary ones every caregiver should have, and you can expect to…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on April 15, 2021

Visiting your senior loved one is always a great opportunity to brighten his or her day and create new memories. While you want the primary focus of your visit to be positive, you may also need to use this as an opportunity to assess your loved one’s wellbeing. Looking for…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on March 25, 2021

Seniors with dementia have difficulty remembering things, communicating, thinking clearly, and taking care of themselves, which could lead to many challenges for family caregivers. However, there are ways to make caregiving easier. Take a look at some of the things family caregivers should and shouldn’t do when caring for elderly…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on March 11, 2021

Although there’s no cure for Parkinson’s, modifications can be made to your senior loved one’s daily life, such as taking up social and physical activities, that alleviate symptoms of the disease. Doing activities such as these can boost your loved one’s quality of life and keep him or her active…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on February 25, 2021

Many households are filled with dangerous vapors and contagions. Regularly cleaning your aging loved one’s home will remove some of those toxins, but there could still be lingering contaminants in hidden spaces. Here are four allergens, carcinogens, and germs all caregivers should be aware of and a few steps that…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on February 11, 2021

Ongoing mental stimulation is especially important for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. A fun way to provide this type of stimulation is with music. Seniors with Alzheimer’s generally prefer tunes that were popular when they were between the ages of 18 and 25, since…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on January 28, 2021

Nearly 30 percent of seniors over the age of 65 fall at least once a year. In addition to impacting a senior’s physical health, these accidents can also take a toll on their mental and emotional health. Here’s a closer look at eight of the most common fall-related injuries in…