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By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 15, 2021
Hearing loss is one of the most common issues among the elderly. Age-related hearing loss can make it difficult for your senior loved one to communicate and interact with other people, which may lead to isolation. However, there are a few ways your loved one can protect his or her…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 25, 2020
Having fun activities to do can make any senior’s day brighter. Of course, not every person likes the same thing, but in general, enjoyable activities are those that allow seniors to explore, create, compete, or learn without requiring intense physical motion. Here are a few ideas for great activities to…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 11, 2020
Research indicates seniors enjoy a better quality of life when they’re able to age in place. However, there are many potential dangers that could put older adults at risk. Family members need to evaluate the home for possible signs of danger and remedy situations when needed.  Clutter  Obstacles in commonly…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on November 27, 2020
According to the National Sleep Foundation, up to 24 percent of people over the age of 65 are receiving treatment for four or more health conditions. Statistics also indicate elderly people living with multiple chronic conditions have a greater chance of experiencing sleep deprivation. Family caregivers are intimately familiar with…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on November 13, 2020
When you accompany your senior loved one to the doctor’s office for an appointment, it’s important to be prepared with questions ahead of time. This can help your loved one receive comprehensive care. Ask the following questions during a doctor’s visit. 1. What Changes Should I Watch For? It’s common…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on October 30, 2020
As your senior parent gets older, it’s natural to become concerned about his or her health and ability to manage daily activities and responsibilities independently. When a senior becomes diagnosed with an illness or has decreasing mental awareness, it can be difficult for him or her to pay the bills…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on October 16, 2020
The news is filled with reports about which foods seniors should and shouldn’t eat. Yet sometimes research reveals they were wrong all along. These foods were once considered bad, but it’s now understood they actually hold some significant benefits for senior health. 1. Fats It was once thought anything with…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on September 25, 2020
If your senior loved one has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, learning everything you can about this common form of dementia is critical. Discovering the truth behind common Alzheimer’s myths can help you understand the disease better and ensure the right care is provided. Alzheimer’s Is a Normal Part…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on September 11, 2020
Some seniors become lax about essential health screenings for a variety of reasons, and sometimes it’s because they simply don’t want to get them. If you’re a family caregiver for a senior loved one, it’s crucial to ensure he or she is routinely checked for certain health issues, including the…
By Jennifer Satery, 5:00 am on August 28, 2020
  Social security benefits can be helpful, but they often don’t provide the amount of money seniors need to sustain them throughout retirement, which can lead to difficulty paying their bills or affording the groceries they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few ways seniors can generate…