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By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on October 14, 2020

The most common cause of dementia in older adults is Alzheimer’s disease, which isn’t treatable and cannot be reversed. However, certain other conditions elicit symptoms of dementia that can resolve after the root cause has been treated. If you provide care for a senior loved one who has been experiencing…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on September 30, 2020

The stress of providing long-term care to an aging family member often starts off slowly and builds over time. This can make it difficult for caregivers to notice the subtle effects stress has on their emotional and physical health until it’s already taken a large toll. For this reason, it’s…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on September 16, 2020

Depression following a stroke is a very common problem for seniors, but it often goes untreated. However, mental and emotional health is just as important as physical health, which is why post-stroke depression should be taken seriously. But do strokes directly cause depression? Read on to find out. Inability to…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on August 26, 2020

Living with Parkinson’s disease could cause your senior loved one to experience many changes in his or her health. The symptoms associated with this disease can be difficult to manage, but there are treatment options available to alleviate the symptoms and enhance your loved one’s quality of life. Essential oils…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on August 12, 2020

Family caregivers do better when they’re surrounded by friends who want to hear about their days. Opportunities for socializing may be brief, but the family caregiver in your life appreciates those little chats that perk him or her up. While some of what people say is intended to be nice,…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on July 29, 2020

The CDC estimates up to 70 percent of flu-related hospitalizations each year involve older adults. According to Everyday Health, it’s also common for the flu to contribute to pneumonia, a respiratory infection that can be dangerous for seniors. These are definitely two conditions older adults should avoid whenever possible. Keep…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on July 15, 2020

Having a better understanding of aging and mental health can provide some guidance for anyone who’s caring for an older loved one. By knowing what to expect, what’s considered normal, and what can be valid reasons for concern, you’ll be able to be more proactive when it comes to your…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on June 24, 2020

Whether a senior resides alone or with family, senior care at home can result in positive outcomes for the individual and his or her family. For many seniors, at-home care can mean postponing moving to a care facility. Consider the following six reasons senior care at home is so important….

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on June 10, 2020

Lunch is an important meal for seniors because it bridges the gap between breakfast and dinner, discourages unhealthy snacking, and fills nutritional gaps. Ideally, seniors should focus on lunch options that are healthy, but taste is just as important, since age-related changes in taste buds can affect eating habits. Here…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on May 27, 2020

The foods seniors eat can have a positive or negative effect on their organs, including the heart. Your senior loved one’s snacks should be filling and beneficial to his or her cardiovascular health. Below are some heart-healthy snacks to serve your loved one. 1. Greek Yogurt The best snacks for…