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By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on August 4, 2020

Once you find yourself in the family caregiver role, it’s easy to forget about your own needs. Juggling all of your responsibilities and caring for your senior loved one become things you do without thinking about how they impact your health and relationships. As a family caregiver, you need plenty…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on July 28, 2020

A healthy and happy older adult is one who is receiving well-balanced care that addresses both physical and mental health needs. However, it’s often the mental and emotional needs of seniors that are unintentionally overlooked, since they aren’t always as obvious or easy to identify. Below, you’ll find some key…

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

Personal care is one area of caregiving that can be physically and emotionally exhausting for caregivers. Most seniors eventually need some help getting dressed or bathing, and respecting your senior loved one’s dignity is a high priority. These strategies can help you overcome the challenges that come with such a…

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

Napping in itself isn’t unusual for seniors, especially if there are issues with sleep habits or medication, a lack of sufficient stimulation, or other health factors that cause them to be tired during the day. However, a study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association suggests…

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

Partnering with a professional caregiver when an older loved one needs extra assistance or supervision on a regular basis can be a rewarding and beneficial experience for everyone involved. At the same time, it helps to be aware of what can be done to get the most out of professional…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on June 23, 2020

With good emotional health, seniors can lower their odds of chronic conditions and other problems that impact their quality of life. Your senior loved one should never keep emotions inside because the feelings can escalate. Continue reading to learn what you can do to address your parent’s emotional health issues….

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on June 16, 2020

Once seniors reach the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease, they may face difficulty with communication. Seniors with Alzheimer’s may quit talking due to changes in their brains that interfere with their ability to create oral language. They may have memory issues that keep them from coming up with the right…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on June 9, 2020

An increasing number of older adults are using computers and mobile devices to access the Internet. They might be shopping online, staying in touch with friends, or gaining new information. There are many different websites that may appeal to seniors. NIH Senior Health The National Institute on Aging and the…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on June 2, 2020

Seniors aren’t simply being overly fussy if they complain about being too hot or too cold when you’re perfectly comfortable in the same home. Elderly individuals often have difficulty regulating their body temperature due to age-related changes in metabolism and other processes, which is why it’s important to know what…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on May 26, 2020

Over the years, you and your sibling may have developed a unique relationship that affects your ability to provide care for him or her. While some siblings have always bickered over the years, others may not see eye to eye once they enter the senior years. When your sibling is…