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By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on January 13, 2022

Caring for the elderly can take a physical and mental toll. Compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout share many common qualities, and both can be caused by sustained exposure to stress and watching a senior loved one’s health decrease. While in-home care assistance situations vary, the one thing all caregivers experience…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on December 30, 2021

Mood swings are common for people with dementia, and facing a sudden shift in a senior parent’s behavior can be difficult for a caregiver. While you cannot always control your loved one’s emotions, you can use a few simple strategies to end negative behaviors faster and prevent most from occurring…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on December 16, 2021

Working out in the water may be easier on your aging loved one’s joints, but it still offers the physical and mental health benefits he or she needs. Develop a weekly workout routine your loved one can complete, whether he or she works out in the pool at home or…

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

One of the biggest mobility problems seniors face is a lack of balance. This might seem like a relatively small problem, but it can make it challenging to get out of a bath, stand up from a chair, or even walk up an incline. Understanding the causes of balance issues…

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

As adults grow older, they experience changes in the areas of their brains that control their actions and how information is stored. Aging adults who have developed Alzheimer’s typically experience more severe learning and memory problems than other seniors. Continue reading to learn about the types of memory affected by…

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

Pet therapy involves friendly, even-tempered animals that interact with adults in nursing homes, hospitals, and hospice facilities. These pets generally include dogs and cats, but other animals like fish, miniature horses, guinea pigs, and hamsters are also used. They’re trained to socialize with seniors for short periods to provide physical…

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

Even though many bodily processes rely on cholesterol, it’s possible to consume too much of it. Different types of food boost cholesterol levels, which increases the risk of nerve damage, heart attacks, gallstones, and brain damage. For seniors who are trying to watch their cholesterol levels, here are eight foods…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on September 30, 2021

The cardiovascular system consists of anything that has to do with the heart and circulation. It contributes to several important functions in every part of the body, and it can be affected by aging in several ways, five of which are discussed below. The good news is there are some…

By Rob Buck, 9:09 am on September 16, 2021

Caregiving often involves heavy lifting, twisting, and turning multiple times a day, which can wreak havoc on the back. If not addressed, it can raise the risk of chronic pain. Fortunately, there are things you can do as a caregiver to prevent back discomfort. Here are five tips for preventing…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on August 26, 2021

Getting older naturally causes several physical changes. However, the changes don’t necessarily need to cause the development of disease processes that affect many seniors. It’s possible for older adults to enjoy optimal health well into their golden years. Here are a few of the top secrets to healthy aging.  1. Eat…