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By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on April 8, 2021

The activities of daily living (ADLs) are the essential tasks people complete each day to maintain healthy lives. As they get older, it may become increasingly challenging for seniors to handle these important daily tasks, and they may need assistance with completing the activities of daily living on their own….

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on March 18, 2021

Dementia is an umbrella term for conditions associated with cognitive impairment. If your senior loved one is living with more than one form of dementia, his or her condition is referred to as mixed dementia or multifactorial dementia. Because Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia, it’s…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on March 4, 2021

Identifying prediabetes in seniors is important for preventing it from progressing to type 2 diabetes. In the early stages, prediabetes can mimic other disorders and have mild symptoms that are easy to overlook. Being aware of the following symptoms of prediabetes allows family caregivers to take prompt action to protect…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on February 18, 2021

Taking on the role of family caregiver is becoming more common. However, older adults with Parkinson’s often have different needs compared to their healthier counterparts. Here are a few ways you can provide better care to an aging parent with Parkinson’s. Learn about the Disease Potential caregivers need to learn…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on February 4, 2021

Facing difficulty with monthly expenses, leaving unopened bills or overdue notices lying around, and an inability to budget effectively are among the signs your senior loved one probably needs some assistance with finances. Still, you should bring up this topic in a way that comes across as helpful, since many…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on January 21, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports up to 25 percent of adults 65 or older experience falls each year. Up to 51 percent of the injuries resulting from falling include head trauma and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Another 9 percent of traumatic brain injury cases in seniors occur…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on January 7, 2021

Many bodily functions gradually decrease with age, including vision. However, there are a number of ways to boost eyesight and delay the onset of visual impairment in the senior years.  Eat Healthy Foods Orange and yellow vegetables, dark leafy greens, and egg yolks provide the antioxidants needed to reduce the…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on December 24, 2020

To boost cognitive health, seniors with Alzheimer’s should engage in mentally stimulating activities. If these activities become regular habits, seniors may be able to stave off some of the disease’s symptoms. Here are five activities that stimulate the brain.  1. Putting Together Jigsaw Puzzles Puzzles are a great way to…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on December 10, 2020

Whether your senior loved one takes a class or just turns on the music and moves to the beat, dancing has been proven to offer numerous physical, emotional, and social benefits. Multiple studies show moving to music is particularly beneficial for older adults. Here are five reasons dance is so…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on November 19, 2020

Old age can cause many dental issues, including dry mouth, gum disease, tooth loss, and weakened teeth. Therefore, it’s important for your senior loved one to remain up to date on dental care and maintain oral hygiene. Here are a few ways seniors can keep their teeth, gums, and mouths…