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By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on January 24, 2022

Sometimes caregiver burnout occurs before you have time to take preventative action. Fortunately, you only need to make a few simple changes to regain your former cheerful attitude.  1. Practice Self-Acceptance Caregivers tend to place high standards on themselves. If you find yourself feeling guilty about not meeting your own…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on January 17, 2022

When we think of hearing loss, we often assume sounds are less intense or duller for the individual. However, hearing loss manifests in different ways. In addition to difficulty hearing conversations, your aging loved one may experience buzzing or ringing in the ears. If you notice your loved one is…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on January 10, 2022

With age, the body often has a difficult time fighting off illness and infection. Seniors who want to not only live longer but also live better need to be aware of health threats to people in their age group and what they can do to prevent these illnesses. People around…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on January 3, 2022

Acting as the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one is a challenging job. While you might be reluctant to reach out for assistance, joining a caregiving support group can actually increase the quality of care you provide. Making a concerted effort to connect with other like-minded individuals can increase…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 27, 2021

Many aging adults need the consistency provided by daily routines. When a senior knows what he or she is going to do every day, it can take the stress out of the basic activities of living. Here are six reasons your elderly parent should have a daily routine. 1. Minimize…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 20, 2021

It’s not uncommon for seniors to wear full or partial dentures, and while dentures are relatively easy to adjust to, there are certain foods denture wearers should avoid at all costs. If your senior loved one has dentures, advise him or her to eliminate these foods from his or her…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 13, 2021

For many seniors, losing their appetite is normal after experiencing a stroke. However, eating healthy foods is an important part of recovery, and it can also reduce the risk of another stroke. Here are some nutritious meal options senior stroke survivors should try. Skinless Chicken Reducing your elderly loved one’s…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 6, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of all senior falls happen at home. Areas that used to be easy for seniors to navigate (such as stairs, the bathroom, and the kitchen) can become safety hazards, resulting in falls causing minor injuries, fractures, or long-term disability….

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on November 22, 2021

Aging adults with dementia eventually reach a point where they need daily assistance. Your senior loved one may reach this point in the middle stages of the condition, but it’s best to start planning as early as possible. Using this guide to start your preparations can help you get ready…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on November 15, 2021

Being a family caregiver has its highs and lows, and caregivers may find themselves getting angry sometimes. While it may not always be possible to avoid difficult situations, these strategies can prevent caregiver anger. Practice Effective Communication Working with other family caregivers can often generate feelings of anger, especially if…