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By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on June 14, 2021

Grey matter in the brain is where important nerve cells are located, including those responsible for storing and processing information. It’s a loss of this grey matter that’s characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. A new study suggests people with type O blood may have a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer’s or…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on June 7, 2021

Before your elderly loved one can come home from the hospital following a stroke, a few changes may need to be made to the home. Here are a few suggestions for making life easier for your loved one during recovery.  Make Adjustments with Mobility in Mind  If your loved one…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on May 24, 2021

While an occasional lazy day won’t hurt anyone, seniors must be careful to avoid becoming sedentary. Sitting or lying down for prolonged periods places stress on the body that can lead to long-term health issues. Your senior loved one can use these reasons to avoid being sedentary as motivation to…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on May 17, 2021

Bedsores are a serious concern for older adults who are unable to move easily on their own. Today, many caregivers also refer to this condition as pressure sores, since they can occur when seniors spend too much time in one position in chairs and on other types of furniture. Seniors…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on May 10, 2021

When seniors shuffle their feet as they walk, family caregivers might tell them to pick up their feet. However, reminders are rarely effective because this type of walking pattern often has some other underlying cause. Understanding the risks involved with a shuffling gait along with how to address the most…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on May 3, 2021

Maintaining a sense of dignity can lead to better health for the elderly. Therefore, family caregivers need to find ways to help their senior parents age with dignity, including using the tips mentioned below. The steps you take should focus on treating your parent with respect and affirming his or…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on April 26, 2021

Families often make plans for the future. Your family has likely planned for holiday events, reunions, and weddings. By now, you’d think you’d be good at covering what to do for any event in the future, but you might still find it difficult to talk about what to do as…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on April 19, 2021

Seniors rely on their senses to perform basic daily tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, managing medications, exercising, bathing, and more. Losing any form of sensory awareness can lead to significant challenges for elderly people, causing them to rely on others for assistance. Below are some of the difficulties seniors could…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on April 12, 2021

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death among older adults. The good news is that the disease is treatable with an excellent care plan and determination. Seniors need to overcome bad eating habits, poor sleeping patterns, inactivity, and other challenges to prevent glucose spikes. Below are some of…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on April 5, 2021

When you have a senior family member, you’ll often hear doctors and other caregivers talking about “activities of daily living.” This broad term encompasses all the things a person needs to be able to do to live well. For example, your aging loved one needs to be able to bathe,…