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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…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on May 25, 2020

Three out of every five seniors 65 and older have some type of vision problem, according to American Family Physician. This doesn’t automatically mean your aging loved one will have eye-related issues. However, knowing more about common vision problems in seniors can give you a better idea of what to…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on May 18, 2020

Once stabilized and on the mend, senior stroke survivors are released from the hospital with recommended medications and therapy instructions. Follow-up appointments are necessary to monitor progress. While stroke survivors are recovering, a number of home remedies can boost the recovery process and aid in subsequent stroke prevention. BDNF-Boosting Foods…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on May 11, 2020

A National Health and Aging Trends Study found about two-thirds of Americans over the age of 65 need some level of assistance with daily activities. While every older adult is going to have some unique care needs later in life, there are certain tasks the majority of seniors will eventually…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on May 4, 2020

Fear is one emotion people never outgrow. Younger adults sometimes fear getting old, but older adults tend to find there’s nothing wrong with aging. Getting older does bring up a few new fears, however, and your aging loved one needs to talk about his or her anxieties to find solutions…

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

Watching your senior loved one push his or her plate away at mealtimes again and again can be upsetting. Seniors sometimes change their eating patterns, and refusing to eat places them at risk for malnutrition. When encouragement is no longer working, you can use these strategies to help your loved…

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

Taking on the role of family caregiver can be exciting and allow family members to bond with their senior loved ones. However, daily responsibilities can become stressful and increase the risk of burnout. Below you’ll find some of the common challenges of being a family caregiver and ways to address…

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

Coronavirus is a new virus strain that’s causing widespread concern worldwide, and, according to the CDC, it’s now present in all 50 U.S. states. While it presents a risk for everyone, older adults are especially susceptible to developing serious health issues because of this new illness. Here’s a closer look…

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

As much as you may appreciate the ability to provide care for an aging family member, there are times when you might simply feel overwhelmed. From feelings of isolation to increased anxiety and a lack of sufficient sleep, the challenges associated with caregiving are certainly real. However, there are ways…

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

If you’re planning on taking your senior loved one to an upcoming doctor’s appointment, you might be feeling nervous. Preparing ahead of time is the best way for the appointment to go smoothly. Here’s how. 1. Keep a Health Log Long before your loved one’s appointment is scheduled, start keeping…