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By Chris Cruse, 8:00 am on February 3, 2023
Donating blood is a fantastic way to give back to the community, and it’s generally safe for aging adults. However, there are certain factors your senior loved one needs to consider before making the decision to donate. Here are a few of the health conditions that may make seniors ineligible.  High…
By Chris Cruse, 8:00 am on January 27, 2023
Statistics indicate approximately 33 percent of seniors discharged from the hospital are readmitted anywhere from 24 hours to one year later. The majority of readmissions take place within the first month of being released. There are a number of strategies family caregivers can implement to reduce the risk of future…
By Chris Cruse, 8:00 am on January 20, 2023
Short-term relief is exactly what family caregivers need to prevent burnout. They can take time away to handle personal and professional commitments without putting their aging loved ones’ health in jeopardy. Here are some benefits family caregivers receive when using respite care services.  Assistance with Caregiving Duties The biggest mistake…
By Chris Cruse, 8:00 am on January 13, 2023
A recent study funded by the Pew Research Center revealed 20 percent of adult children between the ages of 40 and 60 financially assist their elderly parents. If your parents have fallen on hard times, you need to start thinking about how you can best help them in the coming…
By Chris Cruse, 8:00 am on January 6, 2023
Scientists have long debated the link between alcohol consumption and Alzheimer’s disease. Some believe drinking red wine in moderation can be beneficial for health, while others argue that alcohol consumption can accelerate cognitive decline. Recently, scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) conducted a study to determine the…
By Chris Cruse, 8:00 am on December 30, 2022
Memory loss is the most well-known early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, but it’s not the only one. It’s important for caregivers to understand the symptoms of this condition so they can watch for the warning signs and help their senior loved ones stave off cognitive decline. Here are some of…
By Chris Cruse, 8:00 am on December 23, 2022
In every country worldwide, women live longer lives than men. In the U.S., the current life expectancy for women is 81.2 years, compared to 76.1 years for men. Here are some of the reasons behind why women tend to outlive men.  Lifestyle Choices Many factors that influence a person’s longevity…
By Chris Cruse, 8:00 am on December 16, 2022
The most common stroke symptoms are shared among men and women, but women also experience a range of less common symptoms. Knowing what to look for can help you take quick action if your senior loved one has a stroke.  Paralysis & Muscle Weakness  Strokes usually affect muscle function on…
By Chris Cruse, 8:00 am on December 9, 2022
Approximately 300,000 American seniors live with epilepsy, and their conditions may have developed due to a wide variety of causes. Here are a few of the common factors leading to epilepsy in older adults.  1. Strokes A 2013 study funded by the Epilepsy Foundation revealed strokes are the number one…
By Chris Cruse, 8:00 am on November 25, 2022
Debt is a lingering burden on individuals in every age group. However, it may feel especially burdensome to those who have already retired and live on fixed incomes. Luckily, there are still many effective and realistic ways to help senior loved ones manage debt. Here are some practical ideas.  Find…