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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…

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…