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By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on December 22, 2021

Family caregivers often find it challenging to accept a senior loved one’s dementia diagnosis. Sometimes a caregiver’s mechanism for handling the diagnosis may be to go into denial, which can be unsafe for both the caregiver and the senior. Here’s why you should avoid denial and face the situation. Prevent…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on December 8, 2021

From added stress and anxiety to an increased financial burden, there are many reasons going back to the hospital can be problematic for both seniors and their family caregivers. There’s no way to absolutely guarantee your aging loved one won’t have to make additional visits to the hospital. However, knowing…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on November 17, 2021

Iced tea isn’t just a cool and refreshing beverage. It also contains many properties that may provide your senior loved one with important health benefits. Here are five reasons your loved one might want to drink more iced tea. 1. Loaded with Flavonoids Unsweetened iced tea is full of flavonoids that…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on November 3, 2021

It can be difficult to accept an elderly loved one developing Alzheimer’s disease, and it can be even tougher on children, since they often have little to no understanding of the condition. However, informing your child about why his or her grandparent is acting differently can help him or her…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on October 20, 2021

Being a family caregiver may cause you to feel various emotions, both negative and positive. One of the most common emotions caregivers experience is jealousy. There are various issues and situations that lead to this negative emotion, but here are some tips to help you manage it. Try to Boost…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on October 6, 2021

Seniors with vision problems often find they’re limited in what they can do. The great news for family caregivers who look after their senior loved ones is that there are many activities aging adults with impaired vision can enjoy independently. Check out five of these activities below.  1. Make Crafts There…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on September 22, 2021

While garlic won’t cure most serious medical conditions, it can enhance a senior’s overall health when consumed regularly. This superfood is packed with many vital nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin B6, allicin, manganese, and fiber. Here’s a quick look at six reasons all seniors should try to eat a few…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on September 8, 2021

Whether it’s conversations about housing options, finances, or medical directives, there are many topics adult children need to discuss with their elderly family members. Open communication is the best way to ensure your aging loved one enjoys the best quality of life for the longest time. Talking about sensitive subjects…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on August 18, 2021

BSF stands for balance, strength, and flexibility. Many seniors need help acquiring a better BSF lifestyle. As we go through the aging process, we all see a natural decrease in BSF. Even though this loss is inevitable, we do have the power to lessen its potentially crippling effects. Yoga can…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on August 4, 2021

Seniors who live alone often get by for years without needing help during the night, but there may eventually come a time when your aging loved one needs constant supervision. The decision to move to overnight care is one that’s not made lightly. After all, you don’t want to intrude…