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By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on January 21, 2020

Having mobility issues doesn’t mean seniors have to slow down or stop being active. If you have an older family member who is no longer as mobile as he or she once was, there are still ways your loved one can remain active and engaged. Feel free to draw inspiration…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on January 14, 2020

Seniors who try to complete tasks and activities on their own can slow the progression of dementia and boost their confidence. As a family caregiver, you need to find ways to keep your aging loved one active and independent. Continue reading to learn what you can do to promote independence…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on January 7, 2020

Diabetes is so prevalent in the senior community that it’s estimated around a third of all people over the age of 65 are living with the condition. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type to develop after the age of 40, and this condition occurs when the pancreas doesn’t…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 24, 2019

For seniors, the spike in stress-related chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol triggered by added stress and anxiety can be especially dangerous, because such a hormonal imbalance can contribute to high blood pressure, rapid breathing, and other health issues. Today, we’re going to focus on five of the more specific ways…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 17, 2019

Life is all about learning how to overcome challenges, but you may find you have more than you expected as a family caregiver. The good news is some of the most common issues you may face are easy to plan for when you know what to expect. These six challenges…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 10, 2019

The holidays provide the perfect opportunity for seniors to spend time with their families while doing things that bring them joy. Aging adults can take advantage of outdoor festivals, crafting, and more, which can boost their cognitive health and overall wellbeing. Below are some fun Christmas activities for your senior…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 3, 2019

Playing games is a great way to keep seniors busy and help them remain healthy. Choose the activities based on your senior loved one’s abilities and preferences. Continue reading to learn about fun games seniors can enjoy and the benefits of each activity. Card Games It’s essential to find activities…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on November 26, 2019

Maintaining balance and coordination can be difficult for older adults with Parkinson’s disease (PD) since it’s a neurodegenerative disorder that often affects mobility over time. While the disease itself isn’t yet curable, there’s evidence suggesting the right type of physical stimulation could slow the progression of mobility issues. Here are…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on November 19, 2019

Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, and the disease generally affects a senior’s thinking abilities, mental health, and memory. Understanding the progressive condition could help family caregivers develop plans to treat symptoms and boost their aging loved ones’ quality of life. Continue reading to learn about Alzheimer’s disease…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on November 12, 2019

Being a caregiver for a senior loved one with dementia offers many joys and some challenges. On the bright side, it gives you a chance to maintain, develop, or reestablish a meaningful relationship with your loved one. However, there are times when you may need some assistance to effectively provide…