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By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on June 22, 2020
Nobody likes to get sick, but older adults tend to be more susceptible to illness than their younger counterparts. If you’re providing some type of care for an older loved one, you may have concerns about the possibility of issues with infections, seasonal viruses, and other health problems common among…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on June 8, 2020
Having emotional support systems can help caregivers take on their roles with less stress. Your network doesn’t have to be big, but it needs to be effective. When there are trustworthy, positive, and supportive people to turn to, you’ll feel more energetic and less alone. Below you’ll find types of…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on May 25, 2020
When you’re caring for a senior loved one, you can set up a schedule with multiple caregivers or select just one or two caregivers to provide care. Instead of having rotating caregivers who follow different routines, it’s important for seniors to have consistent caregivers they can feel comfortable and safe…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on May 11, 2020
The stress many family caregivers experience often leads to high anxiety and even depression. However, there are strategies they can try to boost their moods and reduce negative emotions like sadness, anger, regret, and guilt. Below are tips family caregivers can use to increase happiness. 1. Look for the Positives…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on April 27, 2020
The symptoms of a neurological condition can vary from person to person, with some individuals experiencing issues that others don’t. When it comes to Parkinson’s disease, personality changes are common, disrupting the way older adults respond to family and friends or how they handle daily tasks. Below are some of…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on April 13, 2020
As COVID-19 continues to spread exponentially around the globe, more and more people are becoming dangerously ill from this respiratory disease. Since seniors are more likely to develop life-threatening complications, protecting them from this virus is very important. If you’re worried about your senior loved one getting coronavirus, here are…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on March 23, 2020
Many people cherish their solitude, and seniors often enjoy having the ability to do what they want on their own schedules. The benefits of solo living include being more motivated to stay independent, but there are also a few downsides. Living alone isn’t necessarily unhealthy for seniors if they take…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on March 9, 2020
Sleep is essential to emotional and physical health in the senior years, and without it, the body could shut down. As a family caregiver, you need to help your aging loved one with Alzheimer’s develop good sleeping habits that prevent tossing and turning throughout the night so his or her…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on February 24, 2020
It’s great if your senior loved one fully embraces the good things about being older and wiser. Still, he or she probably isn’t as thrilled about the potential health risks associated with aging. While there’s nothing anyone can do to stop the aging process, there are some foods you can…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on February 10, 2020
Memory loss is often associated with old age. In some instances, it could be related to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. However, at other times, memory loss is something that can become less of a distraction with the right approach to maintaining important brain-related abilities. Below, you’ll find…