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By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on July 26, 2021
A dementia diagnosis is never easy to accept. While it’s common to feel overwhelmed by fears that a senior loved one may change, it’s important to remember there are many treatments available that can ease dementia symptoms. Learning to accept a loved one’s dementia is also critical for avoiding the…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on July 12, 2021
Cooking can be a relaxing and therapeutic experience, and many individuals find themselves at home in the kitchen. However, with age, certain cooking activities can become difficult and even dangerous to complete. If your aging loved one enjoys spending time in the kitchen but you’re worried he or she may…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on June 28, 2021
The risk of liver damage increases dramatically after the age of 40. Thankfully, there are ways to boost liver health. Seniors can use the following tips to enhance the health of this vital organ.  1. Eat Detoxifying Foods Lemons convert toxins and stimulate enzyme release. The vitamin C in lemons…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on June 14, 2021
During an aggressive outburst, a senior with Alzheimer’s can become verbally or even physically combative. Here are some ways to prevent outbursts and tips on how to handle them if they do occur.  Preventing Outbursts Outbursts usually arise from frustration, so try to find ways to keep your aging loved…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on May 24, 2021
The Internet is a fun place for seniors, as it can keep them active, engaged, and connected with family members. However, seniors are more susceptible to online frauds and scams than younger adults. Here are a few precautions family members should take to make the Internet a safer place for…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on May 10, 2021
The brain needs nutritious fruits, lean and organic meats, vegetables, and enough vitamins to operate properly. Not eating enough of these healthy foods and consuming too many processed and junk foods can activate toxins in the body that negatively impact memory. Avoid serving your senior loved one the following six…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on April 26, 2021
Everyone should get exercise each day, but it’s especially important for seniors with diabetes to move their bodies. For people with diabetes, exercise has many benefits, including helping with weight management and keeping blood sugar levels under control. Ideally, your senior loved one should include several different exercises in his…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on April 12, 2021
It’s common for elderly people to sleep more during the day and wake up frequently during the night. However, these habits can harm their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Below are some reasons your senior loved one might be sleeping more during the day and ways to address each cause….
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on March 22, 2021
Mental, physical, and cognitive stimulation are essential for aging adults because they enhance skills and increase longevity. Volunteering can boost emotional and mental health and provide physical activity. The key is to find fun and meaningful programs your senior parent can volunteer for and to ensure he or she has…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on March 8, 2021
Although age brings experience and wisdom, it can also cause a number of fears to emerge. Often, family members can alleviate their senior loved one’s anxiety and stress. Here are some common fears the elderly can experience. 1. Loss of Independence Many people cherish the freedom to make choices and live…