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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…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 28, 2020
Also known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), a mini-stroke only lasts a few minutes and doesn’t usually result in permanent damage. Still, TIAs can be followed by more severe strokes, and because of their short duration, symptoms such as confusion, tingling sensations, and dizziness may be overlooked or ignored….
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 14, 2020
Caring for a senior loved one with dementia can present many challenges, including ones involving meals. For instance, you may encounter fussiness or confusion over what’s placed on a plate. However, it’s best to encourage your loved one to enjoy a diet that includes vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and other…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 31, 2020
Making healthy lifestyle changes now can help your senior loved one boost his or her wellbeing. In fact, it’s better for seniors to make healthy changes on their own terms than to be forced to do it because of an illness or preventable condition. These eight changes can all add…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 17, 2020
Pain management can be challenging for seniors. They often have multiple health conditions and take various prescription medications that can have side effects. After a comprehensive examination, your aging loved one’s physician will develop a treatment plan that may include the following interventions to address chronic pain. Correct Nutritional Deficiencies…
By Admin, 9:00 am on December 9, 2019
Are you ready to make 2020 the year you begin working in senior home care as a caregiver? As a senior caregiver, you would be directly working with seniors who need assistance in performing the daily activities of living. Some of these tasks might include bathing, meal preparation, light housekeeping,…