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By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on January 10, 2022
Inactivity is bad for older adults with Alzheimer’s because it prevents them from using their cognitive abilities and increases the risk of loneliness and boredom. To boost your senior loved one’s health, encourage him or her to maintain physical and social activity even as the disease progresses. Below are some…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on December 27, 2021
Though hospitals tend to be safe spaces that offer a decreased chance of anything bad happening to aging adults, the potential for some sort of accident still exists. The best way to prevent an unsafe hospital experience for your elderly loved one is to be prepared for anything that may…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on December 13, 2021
In seniors with Parkinson’s disease, the destruction of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain is commonly associated with a variety of progressive physical symptoms. However, over time, cognitive symptoms also eventually occur. There are many different brain-stimulating games to consider playing with your older loved one to slow the progression of…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on November 22, 2021
For many seniors, nothing means more than spending time with a treasured furry friend. Studies have shown having a pet as a companion can have a significant impact on a senior’s physical and emotional wellbeing. Here are a few of these benefits. Exercise Blood pressure can be difficult to control…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on November 8, 2021
While there’s no way to guarantee your elderly loved one will never develop Alzheimer’s disease, there are some steps you can take to reduce his or her chances of developing the disease and slow the progression of some symptoms following diagnosis. Read on for four foods caregivers should include in…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on October 25, 2021
Many seniors are opting to age in place. In addition to using technological gadgets such as alarms, seniors also have the benefit of working with professional caregivers to complete everyday tasks. As a family, it’s best to begin discussing long-term care options early. Here are a few tips to create…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on October 11, 2021
The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that anxiety disorders affect one of every five people in the United States. While prescription medications are available, there are a number of natural remedies that can often provide relief. Following are seven natural remedies for seniors living with anxiety.  2. Laughing Laughing while…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on September 27, 2021
After experiencing a stroke, it’s important for a senior to follow a nutritious diet plan. Eating heart-healthy foods can hasten the recovery process and prevent future strokes. Here are six foods senior stroke survivors should incorporate into their post-stroke diet. 1. Leafy Green Vegetables Leafy green vegetables such as spinach…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on September 13, 2021
Developing dementia can alter the way seniors conduct their daily lives and cause them to lose independence as the condition progresses. The inability to remember certain things, combined with other cognitive issues, can make it dangerous to leave an aging loved one with dementia unsupervised. Continue reading to discover reasons…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on August 23, 2021
As seniors age, they may not be able to do some of the things they used to do, including many activities of daily living. Depending on their lifestyle, medical needs, and level of independence, seniors and their families must assess which housing options make the most sense. It’s important to think not…