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By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on June 11, 2021
If your elderly loved one has Parkinson’s disease, it’s an ongoing challenge to find treatments to address this condition that’s likely to present different symptoms as the disease progresses. By considering nonmedical treatments for Parkinson’s along with doctor-recommended medical remedies, you can ease your loved one’s symptoms without adding to…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on May 28, 2021
It’s often said that laughter is the best medicine. According to a growing body of research, that’s truer than anyone may have realized. Here are some health benefits your senior loved one can enjoy by finding the humor in life.  1. Lowers Blood Pressure Laughter is good for heart health…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on May 14, 2021
Seniors can benefit from doing creative activities at home. DIY projects provide the chance to make items while socializing with loved ones. Using the fingers and hands for various tasks may enhance fine motor skills and flexibility in aging adults. Completing projects also provides a sense of accomplishment and elevated…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on April 30, 2021
Seniors with heart failure need special care that helps them manage their condition and enjoy the best possible quality of life. As a caregiver, you’ll notice some days are easier than others, but it’s possible to handle all your senior loved one’s needs when you know what to do. These…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on April 16, 2021
Your senior parent once fed you nourishing meals that helped you become the person you are today. The last thing you could ever want is to know your loved one is going without healthy meals that help him or her stay strong with age. Many older adults are vulnerable to…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on March 26, 2021
As seniors age, it’s normal for them to experience a few changes in their memory function and thinking skills. However, if the changes in your older loved one’s cognitive abilities are becoming increasingly apparent, he or she may have mild cognitive impairment.  The Prevalence of Mild Cognitive Impairment About 5…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on March 12, 2021
Family caregivers can sometimes get discouraged by all the things they have to do. They may feel overwhelmed by their senior loved ones’ changing needs, and they may also worry about whether they’re doing things right. These simple actions can encourage caregivers to keep going when times get tough. 1….
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 26, 2021
Choosing a living arrangement for your senior loved one is one of the biggest decisions your family is likely to make. For most families, the choice is either in-home care or assisted living. Although both options have benefits, keep these advantages of in-home care in mind as you make your…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 12, 2021
Dementia care isn’t easy for families. The early stages of dementia often involve mild cognitive changes that may start to make it unsafe for your senior loved one to be alone all day. Later, you can expect your loved one will need overnight care to further reduce the risk of…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 29, 2021
The foods older adults eat contribute to the way their bodies function. Garlic is a healthy option that can have a positive effect on your senior loved one’s mental, physical, and emotional health. Seniors who add garlic to their diets can benefit in the following ways. 1. Fights Infections Eating…