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By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on July 31, 2020
Everybody needs a little extra support and assistance now and then. While you may be able to fill this role to some extent as your aging loved one’s caregiver, it can also be helpful for your loved one to connect with other individuals going through similar experiences. This is the…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on July 17, 2020
Seniors who have had chickenpox in the past are at risk for developing shingles. Although this condition can develop at any age, those who are over 60 are more likely to have the virus reactivate. Shingles creates painful blisters that may itch, burn, and break open. These tips can help…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on June 26, 2020
Joy and happiness are emotions that boost a senior’s quality of life. These feelings could reduce behavioral challenges and boost confidence. Below are some secrets to being happy in the senior years. Develop a Strong Support System Establishing a strong network of family, friends, and medical providers can help older…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on June 12, 2020
Behavior and personality changes sometimes naturally occur with age, although such changes are usually gradual and not much reason for concern. What can be concerning for family caregivers are changes of this nature that come on suddenly or worsen or ones that come and go for no apparent reason. Here…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on May 29, 2020
Seniors may require help with daily activities if they become injured, ill, or cognitively impaired. For decades, admitting an elderly loved one to a long-term care facility was the only option. However, families now have the option of considering in-home care. When considering in-home care, families should make sure their…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on May 15, 2020
Whenever older adults experience a decrease in cognitive abilities, there’s often a natural inclination to think it’s caused by dementia. However, this isn’t always the case. In fact, if cognitive decline is generally mild and not progressing rapidly, it’s often due to age-related issues. It’s not something that’s always reversible…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on April 24, 2020
Seniors are known for being early risers who often enjoy getting up with the sunrise. While there’s something to be said about being up before everyone else, this can sometimes be a problem if a senior doesn’t get enough rest. Aging impacts sleep cycles much like it does the rest…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on April 10, 2020
Since coronavirus can be dangerous for seniors, caregivers need to do everything they can to keep their senior loved ones from catching the virus and experiencing the more severe complications of the disease. In general, lowering coronavirus risk is about keeping seniors healthy and reducing their chances of coming into…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on March 27, 2020
In a perfect world, seniors would listen to their doctors and family caregivers. However, your aging loved one has his or her own opinions, and you need to respect them. You should find ways to compromise with your parent to prevent his or her stubbornness from becoming a risk to…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on March 13, 2020
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) conducted a survey of Americans 60 and over as well as professionals who normally work with older adults. The survey’s purpose was to determine common concerns among aging adults, many of whom are retired or preparing for retirement. Below, you’ll find eight of the…