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By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on September 20, 2021

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 5.7 million adults in the United States were reported as having Alzheimer’s disease in 2018. Researchers continue gaining knowledge about the disease process. As of yet, there’s no cure and no way to prevent Alzheimer’s, but several risk factors encourage the development of the…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on September 13, 2021

Poor vision is often considered just another part of normal aging. However, getting older doesn’t mean your senior loved one must lose the ability to see clearly. Many health conditions that affect vision are preventable, and you can use the following tips to help your loved one preserve the ability…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on September 6, 2021

A nutrient-rich diet is especially necessary for older adults because of changes that naturally occur in the aging body. The gastrointestinal system doesn’t absorb nutrients as efficiently. Seniors might have diminished smell and taste, which causes a lack of appetite and a subsequent lack of nutrition, making it even more…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on August 23, 2021

It’s important for seniors to stay active, and having hobbies can be extremely helpful. Engaging in healthy hobbies is a good way to pass the time during retirement and increase overall quality of life. If your senior loved one is looking for a new hobby, consider one of the following…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on August 16, 2021

Spending time with your senior parents is beneficial for both you and them, mainly because of the emotional boost everyone gets from knowing they’re loved. According to the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, an inadequate social life can lead to cognitive decline, depression, and other health problems. Seniors who…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on August 9, 2021

If your senior loved one uses a wheelchair, enjoying the outdoors may be challenging. However, taking the time to enjoy the outdoors not only alleviates boredom, but it can also boost your loved one’s health. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Cardiology found that seniors who spent time…

By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on August 2, 2021

Emphysema is a progressive disease that typically takes years to develop and is usually the result of long-term exposure to smoke and other toxins. The lungs start to lose elasticity and become less effective at exchanging carbon dioxide for oxygen. While there’s no cure for emphysema, there are steps your…

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

Brain games are entertaining, but seniors with Parkinson’s can also receive many cognitive benefits by playing these games. Parkinson’s disease affects the nerve cells in the parts of the brain responsible for how seniors think, move, and feel, but playing certain games can slow the progression of the disease. Here…

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

One in every ten Americans aged 60 and older experiences some form of elder abuse, according to the National Council on Aging. Such situations may include neglect, emotional or physical abuse, withholding of financial resources, isolation, or deprivation of essential needs such as food and medicine. Identifying signs of abuse…

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

As a family caregiver, you need to do everything possible to protect your senior loved one’s health, which will require you to be happy, attentive, and supportive. Here are some of the traits every family caregiver should possess. 1. Patience At some point, you may want to give up, but…