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By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on June 3, 2021

Joint pain is a common complaint among seniors, and while some may have serious medical conditions like arthritis, others may simply have aches and pains that come with aging. While seniors may not be able to fix their joint health overnight, there are some things they can do that will…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on May 20, 2021

Loneliness is difficult at any age, but seniors are particularly susceptible to isolation, which can lead to both mental and physical health issues. Here are a few ways to prevent senior isolation and promote senior health. Build a Network One of the most important safeguards against isolation is a healthy…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on May 6, 2021

The various types of cognitive impairment that occur during the different stages of Alzheimer’s can pose a threat to the safety of seniors affected by the disease. Understanding the ways Alzheimer’s progresses and the changes seniors experience can help family caregivers determine the best actions to take to prevent potentially…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on April 22, 2021

If you’re noticing signs your senior loved one is no longer able to drive safely, it can be challenging to bring up this subject, since many seniors equate driving with independence. This is understandable, but there could come a time when it’s not possible to put off this discussion anymore…

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…