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

Caring for a senior loved one with dementia can be a beautiful way to show your love for him or her, but it isn’t without challenges. If your loved one has memory loss, confusion, or spatial orientation problems, it can be difficult for you to provide effective care. Try these…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on March 5, 2020

Bringing up your senior loved one’s end-of-life wishes and talking about his or her affairs can be difficult, and it can be a challenge for your loved one to give up control or talk about these private matters. Doing some research and starting the conversation can help you and your…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on February 20, 2020

Family caregivers have to be mentally and physically strong to carry out their duties. Yet they may overlook just how many amazing things they can do. Learning how to recognize your caregiving strengths helps you focus on what you do best while also giving you a starting point for figuring…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on February 6, 2020

Every life stage has its challenges, and seniors often find that these issues tend to stack up as they get older. Seniors may also face new challenges compared to the past, which doesn’t give them much of a road map to follow. These six challenges are common among seniors, and…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on January 23, 2020

Seniors often find they have more time on their hands as they get older. But this doesn’t mean your elderly loved one has to be bored or settle for a life that’s no longer personally fulfilling. Older adults can wholeheartedly enjoy their golden years if they find ways to participate…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on January 9, 2020

Respite care is more than temporary relief for family caregivers. It also provides a way for seniors to age in the comfort of their homes. Having someone come in to assist with daily tasks and activities can boost your senior loved one’s wellbeing. Continue reading to learn more about in-home…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on December 19, 2019

Aging adults sometimes reach a point where they need to stop doing certain exercises due to the risk of injuries. Your loved one may also need help choosing safe exercises if he or she has been sedentary for any length of time. Most seniors should avoid the following six exercises…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on December 5, 2019

Depending on the stage of dementia your senior loved one is in, he or she may require minimal care or around-the-clock monitoring. Even though caring for a loved one with dementia poses challenges, it can also be very rewarding. Here are some ideal ways to treat dementia in seniors so…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on November 21, 2019

Seniors with Alzheimer’s frequently forget familiar people, places, and things, especially as the disease progresses. The neurological condition causes significant damage to brain cells, increasing the risk of memory loss. Continue reading to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and the types of memory it affects. Short-Term Memory When short-term memory is…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on November 7, 2019

Hospital administrators make every effort to reduce hospital readmissions. While policies and procedures are in place to lower the rates of readmissions, they cannot prevent everyone from being readmitted. Here are some ways discharge education can lower your senior loved one’s risk of hospital readmission. 1. Mechanical Diet Education If…