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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,…

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

Many people envision their retirement years as a time of rest and relaxation. However, when seniors don’t follow regular routines, it can take a toll on their health. Here are six benefits of maintaining a daily routine in the senior years. 1. Lowers Stress Aging can be stressful, and many…

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

Grandparents serve many vital roles in their families, and it’s possible that your grandmother or grandfather helped with taking care of you when you were younger. Now, the roles are reversed, and you’re the one looking after your grandparent. Serving as a caregiver for your grandparent means you might be…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on March 8, 2021

Researchers don’t know of any permanent cures for Alzheimer’s disease, but they have identified some risk factors for this neurodegenerative disorder. Seniors who continue to work on their physical and mental health experience much lower rates of Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. Older adults should follow these tips to stave…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on March 1, 2021

Aging in place gives seniors more control over their living situations. Seniors who are able to remain in their homes also have a greater chance of retaining their independence for longer. Figuring out the best options for this type of living situation is as simple as listening to expert advice…

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

Getting an older adult to make healthy decisions can be frustrating, but the results are going to be worth it. Seniors who make healthy decisions tend to enjoy a much higher quality of life, which results in less work for their caregivers. Here’s a quick look at some tactics and…

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

Caring for a senior loved one can be an excellent way to bond. However, the role can also be stressful and cause health problems. You’ll need to find ways to make caregiving as stress-free as possible without compromising your senior loved one’s safety and wellbeing. Below are some tips caregivers…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on February 8, 2021

Dementia is a set of symptoms that may include memory loss, sudden cognitive decline, and personality changes. Most of the time, these symptoms occur after the age of 65, but there are rare cases of early-onset dementia being diagnosed in much younger people. Here’s a look at five of the…