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…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on June 9, 2020
Family caregivers are selfless individuals who sacrifice their time and energy for those they love. Although the role is challenging at times, there are ways caregivers can simplify their days without compromising their senior loved ones’ care. Continue reading to find tips that could make caring for your parent easier….
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on May 26, 2020
Strokes usually happen quickly and can do quite a bit of damage. However, recovering from a stroke is typically a slow process that can take months and even years. It’s difficult to tell exactly how long it will take because recovery time differs from person to person. If your senior…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on May 12, 2020
Parkinson’s disease (PD) has the potential to contribute to changes in mood as the condition progresses. According to the American Parkinson Disease Association, these changes could extend to personality as well due to the way the condition affects the brain. PD also contributes to other neurological effects that may play…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on April 28, 2020
Dementia can have many causes. Some of these causes can be treated to slow or halt the progression of the disease. In other cases, there may be little your senior loved one’s doctor can do except control the symptoms with medications and lifestyle changes. There are known risks that can…