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By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on June 9, 2021

The goal of stroke recovery, especially for seniors susceptible to having recurrent strokes due to underlying conditions, is to reduce future risk as much as possible. Medications are often prescribed to address issues like depression, anxiety, and insomnia that may arise following a stroke and increase the risk of a…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on May 19, 2021

Dementia is a condition that causes deterioration in brain function. Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent form of dementia all over the world. Below is a list of some of the most common drugs doctors prescribe to help seniors with dementia address the symptoms of the condition. Galantamine Originally developed…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on May 5, 2021

Caring for a spouse gives you more time to bond and build precious memories, but it can also be a stressful role. You need to find balance between your caregiver role and your role as a husband or wife. Here are some tips to make being a family caregiver for…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on April 21, 2021

Caregiving can start with one simple task but lead to a full-time role. Regardless, it’s best to have steps in place and tools that make your duties easier and less stressful. Below are some essential tools family caregivers can use to provide their senior loved ones with high-quality care. 1….

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on April 7, 2021

Physical activity is one of the key components of staying healthy in the senior years. Regular exercise strengthens the heart and lungs, and it also increases coordination, balance, and mobility. Being sedentary can lead to a variety of physical and mental health issues, but seniors who want to stay active…

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

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a third of all fatalities among adults 65 and older are related to infectious diseases. Infections also have the potential to contribute to hospitalizations and an assortment of related health issues. For caregivers, it’s important to know what kind of infections…

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

Beyond adding visual interest to objects, colors affect physiology, emotions, and mental states. In fact, certain hues have a healing influence. Here are five colors to enhance your senior loved one’s home and life. 1. Purple This color can ease your loved one’s mind and nerves. Since purple fosters restfulness,…

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

When it’s time to relocate your senior parent, aim for a smooth transition. The experience is bound to be stressful, but with preparation and compassion, you can reduce your loved one’s discomfort. Here are seven crucial things to consider when you’re relocating your parent. 1. Understand the Distress Caused by…

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

The most common form of dementia—Alzheimer’s disease—was named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer. He discovered abnormal protein clumps in the brain of a woman who died after experiencing what he described as “unusual mental symptoms” in 1906. More than a century later, much more is understood about this condition, although there’s…

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

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects how the body responds to gluten. While this condition can develop at any age, it’s becoming increasingly common among the elderly. Luckily, seniors who are diagnosed with celiac disease can enjoy long and comfortable lives as long as they make some changes…