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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…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on August 9, 2021
Feelings of anxiety can cause the muscles to tighten and lead to poor circulation, disrupting mental, physical, and emotional health. Therefore, you should find effective ways to manage your aging loved one’s stress and enhance his or her mood. Continue reading to learn how stress affects seniors and ways to…
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…