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By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on March 27, 2020
As people get older, their appetites can change, often resulting in decreased food intake. Other factors associated with the aging process may also prevent seniors from meeting their nutritional requirements, making them more likely to develop nutritional deficiencies and weakness. Fortunately, the following tips may help your senior loved one…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on March 20, 2020
Hypertension, which is commonly referred to as high blood pressure, is a serious condition that can go unnoticed because it often presents no symptoms. High blood pressure can damage the heart and kidneys if left untreated and may lead to heart attack and stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on March 13, 2020
Caring for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s may be one of the most difficult challenges you ever face. On top of having more responsibilities to handle each day, you may also be facing difficult emotions as you watch your loved one’s cognitive abilities decrease. Seeing someone you love face…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on March 6, 2020
Carrying extra weight puts seniors at risk for various diseases and complications, including joint pain, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. Making simple lifestyle changes can help your aging loved one maintain a healthy weight. 1. Cut Out Sugary Drinks Many seniors enjoy drinking sodas at the movies or with…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on February 28, 2020
Seniors have earned the right to enjoy a few perks. Many organizations and companies offer seniors free items and services that make it easier to live on a budget. Check out these things your senior loved one could be enjoying for free. 1. Help with Taxes Paying bills is difficult…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on February 21, 2020
Age proofing your senior loved one’s house is one of the best ways to show you care. Seniors who have already been living with a health issue may need their house set up for a safer recovery. Other seniors need someone to ensure their house prevents them from getting injured….
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on February 14, 2020
Although it might be expected that someone over the age of 80 would have a poorer outcome after a stroke than a younger person would, there’s still research being done on the subject that provides hope for the future. With advanced medical testing and treatments, seniors over 80 are having…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on February 12, 2020
Aging adults who are nearing the end of life can benefit greatly from a specialized type of care known as palliative care. The following infographic explains how palliative care affects quality of life for both seniors and their families during this difficult time. When families need reliable and compassionate senior…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on February 7, 2020
It’s not uncommon for older adults to develop nutritional deficiencies. In the absence of the proper nutrients, seniors have the potential to develop a number of health issues, including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and malnutrition. There are several nutrients older adults need daily to stay healthy. Calcium – 1,000 Milligrams Daily…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on January 31, 2020
Social engagement benefits seniors by lifting their spirits and giving them a reason to wake up and enjoy each day. Seniors sometimes overlook their need to engage with others, and it’s up to you to help your aging loved one figure out ways to make new friends. Getting your loved…