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By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on June 16, 2022

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, often affects seniors who have developed certain health conditions. To minimize the risk of choking, it’s important to understand the underlying reason for your senior loved one’s swallowing problem so protective measures can be implemented. Here are a few of the most common swallowing issues older adults…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on May 26, 2022

All seniors have different experiences with Alzheimer’s disease, but everyone with this condition will eventually reach a stage where they have behavior-related problems. When this happens, it can become difficult to provide care for an aging loved one with Alzheimer’s if you’re not fully prepared. However, there are some facts…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on May 12, 2022

With a few basic ideas, creating healthy vegetarian dishes for your senior loved one can be an easy task. These simple, delicious meals can be customized with your choice of vegetables, spices, herbs, or other ingredients.  1. Lentil Curry Lentils are high in protein and fiber. To make a simple…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on April 28, 2022

Honey has been touted as a superfood for centuries, and modern science now backs up this view. Research indicates honey may be especially beneficial for people over 65. Here are a few ways honey can increase a senior’s health. Stimulates Memory Researchers at the University of Waikato in New Zealand…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on April 14, 2022

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 25 percent of Americans over 60 have diabetes. If your elderly loved one falls into this demographic, it’s important to address the condition to avoid more serious issues. Here are a few ways you can help your loved one accomplish this.  Provide Adequate…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on March 31, 2022

Dementia is a condition that causes a senior’s memory and thinking skills to decrease. Dementia damages brain cells in older adults, and family caregivers may notice their senior loved ones experiencing behavioral changes, among other warning signs. It’s important for aging adults to get treatment to alleviate some of the…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on March 17, 2022

Entertaining your senior loved one may not seem like something that should be high on your list of priorities if you’re a family caregiver and accustomed to tending to more immediate daily living needs. However, keeping seniors engaged and entertained can be mentally and sometimes physically rewarding for them and…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on February 24, 2022

Most seniors enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. It’s also safe to assume most people strive to live long, productive lives. Now there’s research suggesting grandchildren could play a role in achieving this goal, and the proof may be in the genes.  Later-Life Purpose Grandparents are often respected members of…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on February 10, 2022

When a senior loved one is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, getting over the initial shock can take time. This is just as true for family members as it is for the senior who has been diagnosed. How you respond in the days and weeks that follow your loved one’s diagnosis…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on January 27, 2022

Being readmitted into a hospital is always concerning, since it’s an indication that a senior’s condition is getting worse instead of better. One of the major things doctors worry about is 30-day hospital readmission rates, because going back into the hospital right after leaving it can be a sign a…