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By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on May 13, 2020

Seniors with dementia feel pain just like anyone else does. But as dementia-related conditions like Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia become more advanced, issues with communication and language skills may make it difficult for your senior loved one to let you know he or she is experiencing discomfort. Take a…

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

The day-to-day uncertainty associated with coronavirus can be stressful and concerning for both older adults and their family members. Seniors, in particular, are at increased risk because of age-related immune system deficiencies and the possibility of having preexisting health issues that could further complicate matters. However, there are some steps…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on March 25, 2020

One of every five seniors over the age of 65 develops limited mobility. Seniors with limited mobility often need help when leaving the home, getting ready for the day, and running basic errands. Without help, many seniors might become isolated in their homes. Preventing some of the causes of limited…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on March 11, 2020

Caregivers deserve to feel appreciated and valued, which is why your family should offer support and praise as often as possible. Showing your gratitude could boost a caregiver’s confidence and emotional health. Below you’ll find ways to thank a caregiver in your family who is helping your senior loved one….

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

A significant number of seniors living with Parkinson’s will develop dementia as the disease progresses. Their thinking skills and ability to make sound decisions may decrease, and they’ll require assistance from others. Below you’ll find some of the reasons seniors with Parkinson’s are at higher risk for dementia and what…

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

Some seniors have been diligent savers and investors for many years, while others primarily rely on social security, pensions, or retirement benefits. Regardless of what applies to your senior loved one in terms of how he or she receives income, there are certain financial risks that can affect older adults…

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

From aching joints to issues with digestion and an increased risk of developing various conditions, many aspects of getting older aren’t all that pleasant. On the flip side, there are plenty of wonderful things about being in the later stages of life that older adults often appreciate. Below, you’ll find…

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

Older adults who regularly engage in physical activity are better able to stave off a number of health problems. Exercise enables the cardiovascular system to function more efficiently. Blood circulation increases, which provides nourishment to all the organ systems. Muscles and bones grow stronger while seniors become more flexible and…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on December 25, 2019

As a family caregiver, it’s important to be focused on your senior loved one’s health and wellbeing. While it’s certainly understandable to instinctively put your loved one’s needs first, this doesn’t mean you should ignore what’s good for your own physical and mental health. Ultimately, the healthier you are, the…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on December 11, 2019

Ringing in another year is something people of all ages can do in one way or another. Luckily, there’s no shortage of activities an aging adult can enjoy this New Year’s Eve (NYE). Below we offer some appropriate, fun, and festive suggestions that also offer additional mental and physical benefits…