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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…
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…