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By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on October 21, 2020

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition that results in both physical and cognitive changes. Currently, there’s no cure for Parkinson’s, but early intervention can delay the progression of the disease. While the early symptoms of Parkinson’s can be somewhat difficult to detect, families of seniors should be aware of the…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on October 7, 2020

It can be frightening and overwhelming for a family caregiver when a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s experiences delusions and hallucinations. The senior often harbors paranoia and may become distrustful, and changes in behavior such as anxiety and depression may develop. While this can be a common phase, it can…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on September 23, 2020

Social stimulation is important for the elderly because it staves off feelings of isolation and loneliness. However, some seniors may not have friends who live nearby, which creates the need to make some new ones. This process is likely easier than your senior loved one thinks, and here are some…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on September 9, 2020

The short length of the pathway between the sinus passages and the Eustachian tubes is one of the main reasons ear infections are commonly seen in young children. However, aging adults also come down with ear infections from time to time. Some of the most common causes of ear infections…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on August 19, 2020

Most seniors want to maintain their independence, but some are leery of taking baths for fear of falling. While advancing in age can be a risk factor for diminished bathing safety, there are certain things that can be done to help older adults feel more secure. Monitor Vision Many slips…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on August 5, 2020

From increased stress and anxiety to a lack of personal time, there’s a lot of focus on the potentially negative psychological aspects of being a family caregiver. But there are some equally impactful positive psychological effects associated with this role that can be beneficial and healthy. Here are five of…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on July 22, 2020

As an adult caregiver for an aging loved one, you may find yourself diving into uncharted territory as you forge a new relationship with your mom or dad or another older family member. But realize the changes in regular needs that go along with getting older can be a challenge…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on July 8, 2020

Family caregivers have a higher level of stress than people who don’t have the responsibility of caring for older loved ones. Once stress levels build up for a sustained amount of time, caregivers can begin to experience a wide range of physical and mental health symptoms. Understanding what causes caregiver…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on June 17, 2020

Older adults living with Alzheimer’s need to continue eating a healthy diet. The changes in the brain caused by the disease process may lead to unique appetites and preferences concerning dining frequency or preferred foods. However, there are a number of foods that should be included in daily meals for…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on June 3, 2020

Realistically, not every fever is a reason for concern, even with an elderly loved one. For instance, some seniors develop slight fevers when recovering from seasonal colds, illnesses, or recent surgery. However, there are times when a fever is the first sign something’s wrong with a senior. Below, you’ll find…