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By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on January 25, 2021

An important part of maintaining heart health is eating a healthy diet. Seniors who want to prevent major cardiovascular issues typically need to focus on eating the right amount of calories, getting plenty of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, and avoiding excessive amounts of sodium and saturated fats. Here are…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on January 18, 2021

Maintaining a good quality of life is essential for aging adults, as it helps them stay healthy, build satisfying relationships, and strengthen their mental health. As a caregiver, you need to find ways to boost your senior loved one’s quality of life, such as those mentioned below. These tips can…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on January 11, 2021

Your first several months as a caregiver are bound to bring up many questions. Use the following list of FAQs to get started on finding the answers you need to make the best decisions for your aging loved one’s care. 1. How Do I Help My Loved One Retain Independence?…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on January 4, 2021

If you’re worried about whether your aging parent is getting the nutrients he or she needs to stay healthy, you might wonder if nutritional supplements can help. Ideally, seniors should get the nutrients they need from the foods they eat, but that doesn’t always happen. While a diet of nutrient-dense…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 28, 2020

Maintaining kidney health becomes especially crucial for people over the age of 60. Without properly functioning kidneys, waste won’t be removed from the blood and water fluid levels won’t be properly regulated. However, healthy eating can prevent kidney disease and other serious complications. Here are some foods you may want…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 21, 2020

Strong mental health is essential for the elderly because it affects how they think, feel, act, and manage daily activities and life in general. Therefore, family caregivers need to do everything possible to boost their aging loved ones’ mental health, including knowing what’s factual and what’s not. Below you’ll find…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 14, 2020

Many seniors experience paranoia as they age. For instance, your aging loved one may experience paranoia if he or she has dementia, especially Alzheimer’s. When the functioning of the brain is compromised, your loved one may become paranoid about various things, such as finances or negative news. Here are a…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 7, 2020

Older adults are often the targets of scams and mistreatment by individuals seeking financial gain. Telemarketers, salespersons, and others sometimes take advantage of older adults who live alone. It’s crucial to arm older adults with information to help them recognize how criminals and dishonest people prey upon them. If you’re…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on November 23, 2020

Walking is a form of exercise people of all ages can enjoy, and seniors can especially benefit from making this activity a regular part of their routines. While everyone likely knows walking is important for weight management and heart health, there are some lesser-known reasons your senior loved one should…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on November 16, 2020

Becoming a family caregiver can happen suddenly. A loved one may become ill or incapacitated without warning, thrusting a family member into the roles of cook, driver, housekeeper, and medication manager. It’s safe to say that most family caregivers aren’t prepared for the enormity of the task. For this reason,…