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

If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you’ll likely want to learn as much about the disease as possible so you can provide him or her with high-quality care. Your loved one’s doctor can be a great resource during this journey, but there are a few details…

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

t can be a challenge for seniors to admit they need assistance, and it can be even more difficult to help them adjust to the idea of in-home care. Some seniors aren’t open to the thought of strangers coming into their homes and assisting with personal tasks. If you take…

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

Seniors know giving up the smoking habit is one of the best things they can do for their health. However, quitting after decades of smoking does involve overcoming a few challenges. For this reason, seniors need to incorporate a few strategies that address the common challenges older adults face when…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on October 28, 2020

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to any type of serious injury to the head that affects the ability to think, learn, retrieve previously acquired knowledge, and process information. TBIs can be even more complicated in seniors, since related symptoms may be mistaken for signs of memory impairment often linked to…

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…