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By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on June 27, 2022

Dementia affects millions of families across the United States. Many family members opt to care for their senior loved ones themselves rather than placing their parents in care facilities. While caregiving is a rewarding job, it can have moments of loneliness and isolation as you give up other activities and…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on June 20, 2022

Alzheimer’s can cause seniors to become restless, irritated, and aggressive, which can be difficult for family caregivers to manage. However, there are ways to reduce the risk of behaviors such as these if you know how to approach them properly. Here are a few tips on how to redirect your…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on June 13, 2022

Helping seniors stay active is one of the best ways to minimize age-related health conditions, cognitive decline, and loss of independence. Physical activity not only provides natural mood enhancement, but it also helps seniors maintain physical and mental health. The challenge is coming up with creative ways for seniors to…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on June 6, 2022

Though epilepsy can be problematic for people of any age, it can be especially dangerous for people over 65. In fact, seniors with epilepsy have a mortality rate 2 to 3 times higher than younger adults. Here are the top 5 causes of epilepsy in the elderly and tips on…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on May 23, 2022

Learning is a lifelong process that provides benefits for seniors who decide to expand their knowledge. Whether seniors decide to learn at home or enroll in college courses, continuing their education can lead to positive changes in many areas of their lives. Here are a few of the reasons your…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on May 16, 2022

As seniors sometimes find themselves with more free time than before, they may find it difficult to find enjoyable ways to spend their days. Help your elderly loved one find a way to get engaged and stay active by suggesting a new hobby. Read on for four fun activities seniors…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on May 9, 2022

Older adults living with Parkinson’s disease face various challenges, but this doesn’t mean they should stop doing fun activities that bring them joy. Staying active could slow the progression of the disease. Here are some safe activities seniors with Parkinson’s should try. 1. Walking Walking is a great way for…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on May 2, 2022

A stroke can impact a senior’s emotional, physical, and cognitive abilities for the rest of his or her life. If your aging loved one has experienced a stroke, an assessment can be used to evaluate his or her abilities, determine the best possible treatment, and predict future outcomes.  Strokes are…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on April 25, 2022

Olives are more than just a tasty topping for a salad or pizza. It may even surprise you to learn this small fruit has more than a few health benefits for people over 65. Here are some of the advantages your elderly loved one can gain from including more olives…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on April 18, 2022

Consuming foods rich in vitamin B and taking supplements can help with preventative care as well as treatment for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. The best sources of vitamin B for aging adults are enriched grains, green leafy vegetables, lean meats, fatty fish, seeds, nuts, and citrus fruits. Learn how…