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By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on January 18, 2022

Strokes can cause devastating brain damage. However, the sooner a stroke is treated, the less likely extensive, long-term brain damage will occur. A stroke can happen gradually or strike without warning. Therefore, becoming familiar with the early warning signs of an impending stroke can ensure your senior loved one gets…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on January 11, 2022

Aging adults deserve to live out their golden years in total happiness. Yet the years after retirement are often fraught with painful events that can leave seniors vulnerable to depression. Your senior loved one may also experience health issues associated with a higher risk of developing depressive symptoms. These strategies…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on January 4, 2022

Parkinson’s disease presents many challenges for seniors and their loved ones. Yet understandably, many seniors wish to stay in their own homes as long as possible. While Parkinson’s can present many difficulties over time, especially when it comes to mobility, with the proper precautions, continuing to enjoy the golden years…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 28, 2021

Garlic has been used in traditional medicine for more than 4,000 years, and many recent studies have confirmed just how healthy this root vegetable can be. The benefits of garlic can be especially valuable for seniors. Here are a few reasons to include more of this healthy food in your…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 21, 2021

A decreased sense of taste is part of the natural aging process. Though it’s not entirely known why this happens, it’s known that our sense of taste is tied to our ability to see. As we age and our eyesight diminishes, our sense of taste can diminish right along with…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 14, 2021

With a solid treatment plan, many seniors who have Alzheimer’s can delay or lessen some of the worst symptoms of this disease. If your aging loved one has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you should spend a little time exploring all the various treatment options. While researchers don’t know of…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 7, 2021

Some seniors with dementia, especially those in the later stages, demonstrate challenging behaviors such as outbursts. When this happens, it’s important for family members and caregivers to remember it isn’t their loved ones speaking—it’s the voice of dementia. With the deterioration of cognitive function, a senior with dementia has difficulty…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on November 23, 2021

Gardening is often thought of as just another pastime for seniors who want to add beauty to their living spaces. However, the physical exercise involved in tending a garden has tremendous health benefits for elderly people. Here are a few reasons your aging loved one might want to take up…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on November 16, 2021

B12 deficiency can result in a variety of health conditions, including mood swings, general lethargy, insomnia, a loss of appetite, and vision problems. While this vitamin is found in several foods, seniors often face difficulty in properly digesting these foods. However, with a few lifestyle changes, most aging adults can…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on November 9, 2021

Physical activity is an important element of treating arthritis symptoms. Many seniors don’t participate in enough physical activity, but encouraging those with arthritis to incorporate exercise into their daily schedules can offer relief from symptoms of the condition. Here are some simple activities for battling arthritis symptoms. 1. Stretching Regular…