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By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on May 20, 2022
If you’re caring for an aging loved one with Alzheimer’s, most of your day is likely devoted to keeping him or her as safe, comfortable, and independent as possible. It can be difficult to achieve such goals, especially as the disease’s symptoms progress, but fidget toys have been shown to…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on May 13, 2022
Some seniors may face difficulty with feeling important and valuable, but finding purpose in life may be simpler than they realize. Aging adults deserve a reason to look forward to each day. Here are some ways to help your senior loved one find a renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment. …
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on May 6, 2022
Studies performed by various research groups have revealed a link between diabetes and dementia. Hypoglycemia and vascular damage are two of the reasons cognitive impairment develops. Careful monitoring of blood sugar levels by diabetic seniors or their caregivers is necessary to reduce the risk of dementia.  Having excessive blood sugar…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on April 29, 2022
You need to check out every option before you make decisions about your senior loved one’s care. While you may have heard many wonderful things about respite care, you might also be concerned there are at least a few drawbacks. Here are a few of the most common concerns people…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on April 22, 2022
Eating the right foods increases the likelihood of remaining healthy well into the golden years. There are several foods seniors should consider adding to their diets. Here’s a look at some of the best anti-aging foods for the elderly.  1. Berries Berries are abundant in flavonoids, which are potent antioxidants…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on April 15, 2022
After experiencing a stroke, your aging loved one needs to follow a comprehensive recovery plan. Without a solid plan in place, your parent might end up with a wide variety of secondary complications that impact physical and mental health. Luckily, many of those complications can be avoided as long as…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on April 8, 2022
Emotional wellbeing helps seniors face age-related challenges with a positive outlook, equanimity, and self-esteem. The feeling of emotional wellness also lessens anxiety, loneliness, depression, boredom, and stress. Here are a few ways you can boost your senior loved one’s emotional health and wellbeing.  1. Focus on Grooming & Physical Appearance…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on March 25, 2022
The kitchen is where many families create wonderful meals and memories, and some say it’s the heart of the home. However, kitchens can also present a few hazards for seniors who have limited mobility or other health conditions. Take preventive measures such as making these simple changes to your senior…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on March 18, 2022
As almost 75 percent of adults experience difficulty digesting lactose, many seniors find it challenging to get enough calcium. For seniors who are lactose intolerant, a lack of dairy in the diet may mean they have or will develop a calcium deficiency. To ensure your senior loved one gets enough…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on March 11, 2022
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, approximately one out of every three people between the ages of 65 and 74 experience some degree of hearing impairment. While hearing aids and other devices can be helpful if your senior loved one has impaired hearing, it’s crucial…