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By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on November 24, 2020

  Having a senior loved one in the hospital can be an overwhelming experience for many caregivers. While it’s great news when the doctors decide your loved one can go home, there are some steps you need to take to prepare for caring for him or her at home. Manage…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on November 17, 2020

There’s no denying the power of human touch, but having regular physical contact with other people offers particular benefits for seniors. Many older adults can go weeks without touching other people. Those who live alone often crave the hugs and pats on the shoulder so many younger people take for…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on November 10, 2020

Even though there isn’t a permanent cure for dementia, seniors who have been diagnosed with this disorder can do quite a bit to protect their mental health. Studies from around the world are now showing that some of the most common symptoms of this neurodegenerative disorder can be slowed with…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on November 3, 2020

Self-esteem is cultivated early in life, but it can take a dramatic dip as a result of the changes aging brings. Many seniors experience low self-esteem after health conditions affect their abilities, or their views of themselves may change after retirement. Family and friends can all play a role in…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on October 27, 2020

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) occurs when the blood supply to the brain is temporarily blocked. An individual who is experiencing a TIA displays symptoms similar to those that occur with a stroke, but the event is short-lived and resolves in one to five minutes, with no subsequent brain damage. Because…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on October 20, 2020

Downsizing helps seniors boost their quality of life at home by eliminating some of the clutter that weighs them down. Moving to a smaller house or apartment helps your aging loved one avoid having to do so much maintenance and cleaning. Removing unnecessary items also makes a living space safer….

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on October 13, 2020

We’re told that to be healthy, a person must consume a variety of foods from all the major food groups. It’s wise to eat a number of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and dairy products, but the dietary requirements of adults change as they become older. For instance, milk isn’t…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on October 6, 2020

It might seem easier to handle all health matters for a senior loved one, but this can end up making it difficult to keep track of his or her healthcare needs. Giving your loved one the tools needed to manage his or her own health can make it easier for…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on September 29, 2020

Gardening is often recommended as a way for seniors to remain physically active and eat healthier, but many people may not realize this activity actually has significant mental and emotional health benefits as well. Here are four cognitive benefits your elderly loved one can gain from maintaining a garden. 1….

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on September 22, 2020

  Surgery can be a daunting experience for anyone, but for older adults, it can be incredibly difficult. Understanding what’s required to have a successful surgery and recovery can be overwhelming for older adults who may be experiencing physical limitations or cognitive impairment. However, there are five steps caregivers can…