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By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on July 27, 2021

If you care for a senior parent, you’re probably concerned about his or her odds of developing a cognitive condition such as Alzheimer’s. While there’s no way to guarantee your loved one won’t develop Alzheimer’s, there are some steps he or she can take to reduce the risk.  1. Get…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on July 20, 2021

It’s not uncommon for a senior to be diagnosed with an illness, only to later discover the doctor made a mistake. Here are some common illnesses misdiagnosed among seniors and detailed steps that can be taken to prevent each illness.  1. Essential Tremors Essential tremors are often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on July 13, 2021

Seniors who participate in regular exercise often feel more energetic, stay independent for longer, and experience less pain and fewer illnesses. And the best part? Exercising isn’t difficult to do. Take a look at these simple ways seniors can stay fit. 1. Walk Since it can be done anywhere, walking…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on July 6, 2021

Playing cards is a fun pastime for older adults, but there are also many health benefits associated with this activity. Here are some important reasons your elderly loved one should play cards on occasion.  1. Relieve Stress A simple deck of cards could prevent your loved one from experiencing chronic…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on June 29, 2021

About a third of seniors aged 65 to 74 have some degree of hearing loss, a number that climbs even higher beyond that age range. While many factors contribute to hearing loss, including genetics and injuries to sensitive parts of the inner ear, exposure to loud noises can also result…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on June 22, 2021

Chronic fatigue is a serious medical condition that should never be taken lightly. When left unaddressed, fatigue can lead to secondary health complications, including a compromised immune system and severe cognitive decline. This is why all caregivers need to spend some time familiarizing themselves with the most common causes of…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on June 15, 2021

According to the CDC, more than 50 million adults in the U.S. have arthritis and experience common symptoms like swelling, inflammation, stiffness, and pain in and around their joints. Seniors can successfully reduce the mental and physical effects of arthritis by following a daily pain management plan that includes some…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on June 8, 2021

Eating out gives seniors a reason to go out and socialize with their loved ones. However, the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease can sometimes make it challenging for seniors to eat in public. Fortunately, these five tips simplify dining out so seniors with Parkinson’s can enjoy the benefits of visiting…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on May 25, 2021

Strokes can affect seniors in many different ways. Before your senior loved one comes home from the hospital, it’s important to modify the home to accommodate his or her needs. Here are some common areas of concern you may need to consider. 1. Safety-Proof the Bathtub or Shower Many seniors…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on May 18, 2021

Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bedsores, are common in older adults who spend too much time lying down or sitting due to inactivity, recovery from illnesses or injuries, or other health conditions. Aside from being irritating, bedsores can cause significant problems for older adults, especially frail seniors. Below are…