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…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on April 14, 2020
With roughly one in ten seniors who catch coronavirus dying, this new disease is particularly dangerous for seniors. It tends to cause problems because seniors have weakened immune systems and often have preexisting medical conditions that make it difficult for their bodies to fight off the virus. There are several…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on March 24, 2020
Approximately 20 percent of adults 55 and older experience some type of mental health issue, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, simply being older doesn’t mean your aging loved one will have mental or cognitive problems. That being said, it’s important to be…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on March 10, 2020
Many seniors who receive assistance from family, friends, and medical providers can live in their homes and communities safely as they age. The help your aging loved one needs could involve various issues, such as finances, socialization, and medical care. Continue reading to learn more about the types of support…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on February 25, 2020
Though the proverbial Fountain of Youth has never been discovered, there are several ways to slow down the aging process, including eating certain foods. Encourage your senior loved one to include these age-defying foods in his or her diet to keep looking and feeling young. 1. Papaya Your loved one…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on February 11, 2020
Intellectual wellness involves getting seniors involved in mentally challenging pursuits that help them maintain their cognitive abilities. While your aging loved one should be learning something new and practicing his or her current skills every day, it’s common to find seniors who simply don’t get enough intellectual stimulation. These strategies…