By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on November 24, 2020
Modern-day technology has permeated nearly every part of our lives, and it’s often impossible to perform simple tasks, such as filling out a job application or keeping in touch with friends, without using the Internet. Adapting to this can be a confusing and frustrating prospect for seniors who weren’t raised…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on November 10, 2020
Many family members take on the responsibility of caring for senior loved ones and then discover the task was more of a challenge than they originally anticipated. Others may live too far from their elderly relatives and are thus unable to help in a time of need. Home care is…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on October 13, 2020
In the aftermath of a stroke, a senior may experience a variety of physical and cognitive health challenges that make daily activities difficult. As a result, seniors who have had strokes often experience low self-esteem or feelings of embarrassment. If your elderly loved one is a stroke survivor, read on…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on September 29, 2020
Ignoring or dismissing aches, pains, and general medical problems isn’t uncommon, especially among the senior population. Whether due to pride or embarrassment, the elderly often attribute their ailments to the natural aging process, even when such changes impact their ability to carry out daily activities. If you notice your senior…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on September 15, 2020
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. While poor diet is one of the key risk factors associated with heart disease, studies show when caregivers encourage their senior loved ones to adopt alternative diets, such as that…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on August 25, 2020
Studies continue to show that cognitive health is closely tied to food. No single food or beverage is going to reverse Alzheimer’s disease, but nutritious superfoods can minimize or mitigate some of the symptoms. A healthy diet can also reduce a senior’s risk of age-related health complications, such as diabetes,…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on August 11, 2020
Older adults commonly lose some weight as they age due to loss of muscle mass secondary to reduced physical activity. However, if seniors unexpectedly lose five percent or more of their body weight in six months or less, there may be an underlying medical cause. Family members noticing the change…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on July 28, 2020
Support groups can provide seniors with valuable social connections. Speaking to others who are facing the same challenges can give seniors reassurance and help them feel less lonely. There are several different types of support groups available for seniors, so you need to research the options if you want to…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on July 14, 2020
Physical health needs, whether they involve management of a chronic condition or assistance with daily tasks or mobility, are often a top priority when caring for an older loved one. But mental health needs should be given equal attention, especially since undiagnosed or untreated issues of this nature can affect…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on June 23, 2020
Most seniors today have a desire to maintain their independence, age in place in homes they know and love, and stay as vital and productive as possible. These are certainly healthy and beneficial goals to have later in life, but many older adults also need some help with daily and…