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By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on January 6, 2022

Family caregivers may seem like saints, but they’re often filled with anxiety and frustration. Although each day may not be as perfect as they want, there are things family caregivers can do to increase their happiness. Try to incorporate these ideas into your caregiving plans so you benefit from feeling…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on December 23, 2021

The changes that occur in the brain due to dementia cannot be reversed. For years, nothing much could be done about dementia, but seniors are now able to benefit from treatments that have the potential to help them enjoy a better quality of life. Some types of dementia respond well…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on December 9, 2021

The inability to move around freely impacts the ability to live independently. Although some loss of mobility is normal with age, your senior loved one can still prevent many of the most common causes for needing assistance getting around. Watch out for these six causes of impaired mobility in older…

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

Various studies have determined dietary changes can affect a senior’s memory and the risk of serious conditions like Alzheimer’s, and scientists have recently discovered blueberries have the potential to preserve cognitive health. Below is some information on the impact blueberries may have in the fight against this disease. If your…

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

Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the breakdown of the macula, which is the region of the eye with the greatest visual acuity. This breakdown causes central vision to blur, making reading, driving, and sewing difficult. Because ARMD is a common disease in the elderly, there are several things you should…

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

The digestive tract is an incredibly complicated part of the human body that’s responsible for turning food into important nutrition. As people age, certain parts of the digestive system begin to wear out. Here are a few reasons older adults should maintain their digestive health.  1. Prevents Nutritional Deficiencies Consuming…

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

Many daily activities can help seniors keep their arms strong. As aging adults stop doing some of these activities, they may notice their arm strength diminishing. Here are some activities to help seniors regain and enhance their arm strength.  1. Gardening Seniors who work in gardens often have plenty of…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on September 23, 2021

Hypertension can occur in a person of any age, but it’s especially common in seniors. It’s estimated that more than half of people over 55 live with the condition. Hypertension puts seniors at risk for strokes, heart attacks, and other cardiovascular diseases. If your senior loved one is at risk…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on September 9, 2021

As people age, it’s normal for their appetite to decrease slightly. However, a considerable loss of appetite isn’t normal and can cause or exacerbate many health problems. If an aging loved one displays a lack of desire to eat, it’s important to understand the causes and work on solutions. With…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on August 19, 2021

How we relate to our family members, both young and old, depends on many factors. Older family members deserve special attention because physical and mental changes are part of the natural aging process. If these changes are gradual and your older loved one is still able to perform the basic…