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By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on June 23, 2022

Strokes can affect seniors in a variety of ways. Some might experience short-term memory loss, while others might face challenges with paralysis or a change in motor skills. Since every senior’s symptoms are different, your elderly loved one’s doctor might recommend either traditional therapy or something more unconventional. Here are…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on June 9, 2022

According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, approximately one million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, and more than 60,000 people are diagnosed with the condition every year. A decrease in the levels of a chemical known as dopamine is one of the leading causes of Parkinson’s. Here are some facts about this important…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on May 19, 2022

If you have an aging relative, you know how important it is for your loved one to effectively manage his or her money on a day-to-day basis. Seniors often live on fixed incomes, meaning they don’t have access to additional funds should they need to pay for something out of…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on May 5, 2022

There are several known liver diseases that often have similar effects on the body. Some of the most common conditions that affect the liver include hepatitis and cirrhosis. Nevertheless, only a comprehensive liver function test can precisely reveal any problems with this vital organ. Here are a few common symptoms…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on April 21, 2022

Originally, practitioners believed Alzheimer’s had three phases. However, a more comprehensive analysis was offered by Dr. Barry Reisberg from New York University. He determined the disease process has as many as seven different phases. Here are the seven stages of Alzheimer’s you should know about.  First Stage During the first…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on April 7, 2022

As much as you enjoy spending time with your senior loved one, you cannot always be with him or her. Your loved one may need to spend some time in a hospital or rehabilitation facility, or you may have to leave town for a while to tend to other important…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on March 24, 2022

According to the National Stroke Association, 25 percent of Americans who have strokes will have recurrent strokes. In addition, the risk of a second stroke rises 40 percent within five years after an initial stroke. That’s why it’s so important for aging stroke survivors to make lifestyle changes, such as…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on March 10, 2022

Insomnia is a common problem among the aging population. An occasional fitful night doesn’t generally cause problems, but chronic sleeplessness can lead to fatigue, increased irritability, anxiety, and difficulty focusing. While a number of prescription sleep aids are available, there are also more natural ways to treat sleeplessness. Below are…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on February 17, 2022

Dairy products are an excellent source of calcium, which keeps bones healthy and strong as seniors age. However, lactose intolerance is increasingly common, and many seniors find they’re more sensitive to dairy the older they get. Learn more about the health benefits and detriments of dairy. The Nutrients Found in…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on February 3, 2022

Adjusting to having live-in caregivers can be challenging for seniors and their families. Although the transition often seems complex, rest assured there are many compassionate and competent caregivers in the industry. There are also various ways to ease into the realities of the new living setup.  Involve Your Loved One…