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

While each stage of life comes with its own problems, seniors have a unique set of concerns and worries. Understanding the challenges your loved one faces will put you in a better position to help him or her. Here are a few of the most common concerns in the senior…

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

As a family caregiver, you take on a lot of responsibility, including financial responsibility. In addition to meeting your aging loved one’s care needs, you may need to reexamine your finances and how you’ll be able to support your loved one, especially if you’ve given up employment to provide around-the-clock…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on June 23, 2021

According to the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, total recommended fat consumption limits have been eliminated by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. These agencies agree that foods containing beneficial fats can have positive health effects. Seniors can add a variety of healthy fats…

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,…