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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…

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….