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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…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on September 15, 2020

For many seniors, driving is a big part of maintaining their independence, and many are reluctant to give up their car keys. If your aging loved one still gets behind the wheel, there are several steps he or she can take to mitigate the physical and cognitive effects of aging…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on September 8, 2020

Receiving help from family and friends can make some seniors feel inadequate and needy. As a family caregiver, you must find a way to encourage your elderly loved one to accept assistance without affecting his or her confidence. Below are some tips that could make older adults more willing to…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on August 25, 2020

Summer picnics are a wonderful way to bond as a family. However, aging adults are at risk for certain illnesses and injuries when they’re outdoors. Use these tips to make summer picnics safer for your senior loved one. Prevent Foodborne Illnesses Weakened immune systems make seniors susceptible to gastrointestinal illnesses…