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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…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on February 22, 2021
As dementia progresses, the condition can make it difficult for seniors to listen and carry on conversations, which could result in frustration and negative behaviors. However, discussions and daily life in general can go better with a little patience and good communication strategies in place. Here are some tips you…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on February 8, 2021
Poor nutrition can have a negative effect on people of all ages, especially seniors, as their bodies may not function as normally as they did in their younger years. Here are some of the ways poor nutrition impacts seniors. 1. Heart Conditions Unhealthy eating habits can cause seniors to gain…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on January 25, 2021
Couples who have worked hard during their younger years deserve to enjoy their post-retirement lives. Aging couples should take advantage of their retirement years and consider engaging in these exciting activities.  1. Travel the World Maintaining careers often leaves little or no time for vacations. However, once people retire, they…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on January 11, 2021
Many seniors become reclusive as they grow older, and that social isolation can negatively impact almost every aspect of life, which is why caregivers and family members need to promote social activities and nurture their relationships with their aging loved ones. Here’s a quick look at just a few of…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on December 28, 2020
Genetics and aging are two factors that put seniors at higher risk for experiencing strokes. However, a stroke doesn’t have to be inevitable for an aging adult. Here are some of the steps family caregivers can take to help their elderly loved ones prevent strokes. Relieve Stress When aging adults…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on December 14, 2020
  Pet ownership offers a wealth of benefits for seniors. Studies show in addition to receiving companionship, seniors who own pets enjoy enhanced mood, lower blood pressure, decreased incidences of depression and loneliness, and more motivation to carry out daily tasks. However, it’s important to find a pet that matches…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on November 23, 2020
Caring for a senior with dementia presents many challenges. Oftentimes, caregivers experience frustration when spending time with senior loved ones who repeat questions or display uncharacteristic behaviors. Before frustration provokes negative feelings about your aging loved one, try these strategies and techniques that can enable you to better handle stressful…