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By Mark Schmidt, 7:00 am on September 19, 2022

Having and fostering relationships with other people is a necessary part of life. Often, older adults lose significant others or friends, and their children move away. Statistics indicate that up to 11 percent of seniors live in isolation. Having a social life produces many benefits that enhance emotional, mental, and…

By Mark Schmidt, 8:00 am on September 12, 2022

If the senior loved one in your life is in a rut when it comes to daily routines, take this as a sign it’s time to mix things up with some new activities. What’s also good about doing this is getting the opportunity to explore options that are enjoyable and…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on September 5, 2022

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is a growing concern among the senior population, and this condition can lead to serious consequences when left untreated. In addition to exploring professional treatment, seniors who have been diagnosed with heart disease should also consider making some dietary changes. Here’s a…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on August 22, 2022

Caregiving can be physically challenging, and some tasks you perform may raise the risk of back pain. If you’re in pain, you may be unable to assist your loved one with the activities of daily living. Fortunately, you can take the following steps to prevent back pain while caregiving. Do…

By Mark Schmidt, 8:00 am on August 15, 2022

Brain games can be fun to play and a great way to pass the time, but for seniors living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), they can also be an effective way to boost cognitive health. PD is a progressive degenerative disorder that affects nerve cells deep within the brain, some of…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on August 8, 2022

When you’re a caregiver for an aging parent, a lot of boundaries get blurred. In their focus on their parents’ health, many caregivers begin to ignore their loved ones’ natural desire for privacy. It’s important to give your parent as much privacy as possible because it can help him or…

By Mark Schmidt, 8:00 am on August 1, 2022

The most common characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease is the way it affects memory. However, not all types of memory are affected equally by this condition. While there are some exceptions, there tends to be a natural progression when it comes to the types of memory impacted by Alzheimer’s, which are…

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

An international study published in the journal Neurology reports that seniors with too little vitamin D in their blood may be up to twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s. Keep reading to learn more about how vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s. The Sunshine Vitamin For most people,…

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

Each year, aging in place becomes more popular among seniors, medical providers, and family caregivers because it allows older adults to maintain most of their independence as they age. However, you need to think about the way aging in place affects your family to determine if it’s the best choice…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on July 11, 2022

Getting older can do more than add wrinkles to the skin or make seniors move a bit more slowly. It can also impact several internal processes seniors barely even notice. Ultimately, older adults’ digestive systems will go through many changes. Learning how aging impacts the digestive system can help you…