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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…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on August 14, 2020
Adults of all ages commonly lose and gain weight throughout their lives. However, statistics indicate up to 20 percent of seniors experience a dramatic weight loss over a short time. A variety of health issues could cause this problem. Determining and treating the underlying cause are necessary to restore the…
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…