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By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on January 14, 2021

Diabetes can raise your senior loved one’s risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disorders. Fortunately, diabetes-related health disorders can be prevented through lifestyle changes and seeing the physician on a regular basis. Here are some steps to take if your parent develops diabetes. Carefully Monitor Blood Glucose Monitoring blood…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on December 31, 2020

Common misconceptions about retirement make it easy to overlook the fact that seniors can feel a great deal of stress. Stress can be especially overwhelming for seniors, as it can exacerbate health problems and make it difficult to adapt to new living arrangements. While some sources of stress are easy…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on December 30, 2020

Musculoskeletal pain is any type of pain affecting the bones, tendons, ligaments, and/or muscles. While this pain can affect people of any age, it’s especially concerning for seniors, as many dismiss body aches and joint pain as a normal part of aging and avoid seeking treatment. Chronic musculoskeletal pain can…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on December 17, 2020

Many seniors consider dancing the ideal exercise because they can boost their overall health while having some fun. There are many ways your senior loved one can incorporate dance into daily life regardless of his or her experience or abilities. Here are some suggestions for dance activities your loved one might…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on November 26, 2020

Seniors who feel unappreciated or think they have little to offer others may be experiencing feelings of low self-esteem, but there are ways to promote positive self-image in aging adults. Here are some strategies you can use to help your elderly loved one rebuild and maintain his or her self-esteem….

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on November 12, 2020

Retirement planning can be a daunting and confusing endeavor, especially when it comes to finances. There are countless factors seniors must consider, and many of these factors aren’t guaranteed to remain static, which leaves room for errors if they’re not careful. Here are some financial mistakes your aging loved one…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on October 29, 2020

By the time your senior loved one is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, both of you have probably suspected something is wrong. Consequently, it’s not unusual to have mixed reactions, ranging from relief at finally receiving a diagnosis to fear about not knowing how the condition will affect your loved one…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on October 15, 2020

The kidneys are among our most essential organs. They filter waste, stabilize levels of potassium and sodium, and make hormones that help the body regulate blood pressure. Often, physical symptoms of kidney problems take a while to manifest, leading to delayed treatment. The best way to protect your senior loved…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on September 24, 2020

Since seniors are at greater risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of age-related dementia, it’s important for family caregivers to keep an eye out for any possible symptoms. A prompt diagnosis of dementia allows an aging adult to begin treatment that can delay the progression of the condition….

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on September 10, 2020

While a professional at-home caregiver can be an excellent resource for your senior loved one, making the transition from living alone to having another person help out may be difficult for your loved one. Here are some ways to make the transition to in-home care easier for your aging parent….