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By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on January 14, 2020
Exercise is important at any age, but even more so for older adults. There’s plenty of research regarding the many benefits active seniors tend to enjoy, both physical and mental. If you’re caring for an older loved one, here are some of the most compelling reasons you should encourage him…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on December 24, 2019
Depression occurs at every stage in life, and it may be caused by physical or mental factors. Seniors often experience events that place them at a higher risk for developing depression. For instance, a senior who begins to feel sad beyond the usual grieving period after a loss may be…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on December 17, 2019
Dementia has many possible causes, and there’s no way to outright prevent it. However, seniors can take certain steps to lower their risk and remain healthy as they age. The Palm Beach dementia care experts at Home Care Assistance have provided an infographic listing some of the best ways to…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on December 10, 2019
Being a family caregiver isn’t always easy, even though it can be rewarding in many ways. When your senior loved one needs assistance and supervision, you’ll be switching gears and focusing primarily on his or her needs. Doing so requires certain essential skills, which are discussed below. Empathy Many older…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on November 26, 2019
During the first few months of stroke recovery, seniors generally experience physical and cognitive limitations that prevent them from leaving the house, aside from traveling to doctor visits and therapy sessions. However, it’s vital for older adults recovering from strokes to take up stimulating tasks. Here are some ideal activities…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on November 12, 2019
Respite care is one of the most important services you should know about as a caregiver. You may have heard about this type of care from other caregivers, or you may be searching for a way to take a break. Either way, understanding what this type of care option entails…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on October 29, 2019
Alzheimer’s disease can cause aggressive behavior as part of the symptoms. Although your aging parent may usually be loving, he or she may lash out with very little warning due to the changes that occur in the brain. Being prepared to manage aggressive behavior can help you make the right…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on October 15, 2019
From daily physical therapy routines to regular speech therapy sessions, stroke recovery involves a lot of work for older adults. But recovery can also be fun, engaging, and productive at the same time. For instance, puzzles can provide many important benefits in a way that’s also enjoyable. Here are five…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on September 24, 2019
Research has shown that Alzheimer’s occurs secondary to the accumulation of beta-amyloid and tau proteins that adhere to and damage neurons in the brain. The tangles that develop also disrupt communication between the cells. The loss of communication and neurons causes the disease process. For some, genetics plays a role…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on September 10, 2019
Reducing hospital readmissions is a primary goal within the medical field, and seniors are one of the highest-priority populations being targeted. Reducing readmission rates not only helps hospitals open up beds for people who need them but also provides important benefits for seniors. On a personal level, your senior loved…