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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…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on May 20, 2020

Most seniors only have to worry about household safety if they’re physically impaired, but Alzheimer’s disease can cause some unique household safety issues. The memory loss and cognitive issues associated with Alzheimer’s can turn the average household into a dangerous place for seniors. Use the following tips to make the…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on May 6, 2020

After retirement, seniors have more free time, but this can lead to isolation. Failing to stay socially active and mentally stimulated can affect quality of life. Below are some of the best ways for seniors to pass the time and the benefits of each suggestion. 1. Interacting with Family &…

By Wendy Brown, 2:47 pm on April 22, 2020

Retiring brings a new sense of freedom for seniors who are no longer forced to punch time clocks or follow their bosses’ rules. While it feels good to hit this point in life, it’s also important for aging adults to avoid making poor decisions that impact their overall wellbeing. Seniors…

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

With age, the immune system isn’t always as effective at fighting off illness, which makes older adults more susceptible to developing COVID-19. A weakened immune system also has a difficult time fighting off the infection and recovering. Statistics indicate one in seven seniors lives with some form of chronic respiratory…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on March 18, 2020

Caring for an aging loved one who has Alzheimer’s can be challenging, and you must prepare yourself if you want to ensure your loved one remains as healthy and happy as possible in the coming years. While researchers haven’t developed a cure for this progressive disease, quite a bit can…