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By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on August 10, 2020

To allow older loved ones to remain at home or in the homes of family members, millions assume the role of caregiver. While providing care for an aging parent presents various rewards, the duties often become overwhelming. There are a number of factors to consider before making the decision to…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on August 3, 2020

After seniors retire, they might enjoy dozing off during the day, and those naps typically aren’t a sign of an underlying health issue. That being said, some researchers now believe excessive napping could be closely tied to Alzheimer’s, which is why all caregivers should keep an eye on their aging…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on July 27, 2020

Even if finances are in reasonably good order, some seniors prefer to earn a little extra income. Because of current global health concerns, it’s not as easy for older adults to go outside their homes to find supplemental sources of income. Also, some seniors have mobility issues that make it…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on July 20, 2020

Your senior loved one’s needs come first, but you also need to earn a paycheck to support your family. Being a caregiver and working at the same time may often feel like you’re trying to keep too many balls in the air. Although there will be some challenging moments, you…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on July 13, 2020

Modern technology makes it easier for older adults to maintain their independence, whether they’re living alone or with family caregivers. With so many advances and new products, your aging loved one may find it difficult to operate technological tools. However, you can help him or her control the devices with…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on July 6, 2020

The transition from an assisted living facility to receiving care at home can be complicated, so your family should have an adequate plan in place. Some of the priorities should include making home renovations and putting together a team of caregivers to help out with your senior loved one’s care….

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on June 22, 2020

As seniors age, it’s normal for their living situations to change. When seniors are no longer able to live independently, staying at home and having caregivers move in with them can be more beneficial than going to assisted living facilities. Seniors who can stay in their homes or the homes…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on June 15, 2020

Dementia symptoms typically develop slowly and may only become noticeable when memory lapses become more of a disruption to daily routines. Oftentimes, however, it’s assumed such issues are a normal part of the aging process. But when a senior loved one does have an assessment, it’s understandable to be overwhelmed…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on June 8, 2020

The journey of providing care for an older loved one is often one that includes emotional highs and lows as circumstances change and challenges arise. However, having the right type of support emotionally can make it easier to maintain a healthy perspective while also reducing stress and anxiety and allowing…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on June 1, 2020

Friendships are important during the senior years. Your aging loved one can rely on friends to cheer him or her up on a difficult day. Your loved one can also enjoy doing things with friends that he or she might not be able to do with other members of the…