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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…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on January 27, 2020
Keeping seniors inspired to exercise can sometimes be a challenge. Your aging loved one may hesitate to start working out if he or she has been mostly sedentary for the past several years or dislikes exercise because it hurts his or her joints. Whatever your loved one’s reasons are for…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on January 13, 2020
Reduced mobility is a normal part of the aging process for some older adults, but other issues can prevent seniors from maintaining optimal posture and balance. Family caregivers should learn as much as possible about age-related mobility issues, including what causes them. Below are some of the top reasons aging…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on December 23, 2019
A new year brings new opportunities for seniors, such as strengthening their overall health, building more memories, and maintaining their independence. To end the holiday season and start the year off more productively, your aging loved one should spend New Year’s Eve with friends and family doing purposeful tasks and…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on December 9, 2019
The American Thoracic Society reports that approximately a million adults in the United States are hospitalized due to pneumonia each year. Also, out of the 50,000 people who die from this respiratory condition annually, most are 65 and older, which is why we’re going to focus on what you need…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on November 25, 2019
Physical, mental, and social activity can prevent a recurrent stroke, restore fine motor skills, and stimulate the mind. These forms of stimulation can increase the release of endorphins, which lower stress and anxiety and boost brain function. Continue reading to learn what exercises can boost your aging loved one’s cognitive…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on November 11, 2019
It’s essential that seniors and their caregivers take steps to reduce the risk of hospital readmissions. Readmissions can cause financial hardships and scheduling conflicts for caregivers and additional medical, psychological, and financial problems for seniors. Here are some reasons aging adults are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days and…