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By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on October 18, 2021

Men and women who experience strokes may exhibit different warning signs, and as a family caregiver, you should know those symptoms. Although there are common warning signs all seniors could experience, the risk factors for men and women are often different. Recognizing the symptoms could save your elderly loved one’s…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on October 11, 2021

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system that impacts coordination, strength, balance, and dexterity. The most common symptom of this disease is tremors, but there are a wide variety of early warning signs caregivers should watch out for. When this condition is caught early on, some seniors are…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on October 4, 2021

Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in a variety of foods, including walnuts, fish, beans, and supplements. It’s an essential nutrient that many family caregivers give to their senior loved ones. Following are six reasons why. 1. Promotes Heart Health Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart in many ways. They…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on September 27, 2021

Mental and physical engagement are vital to the wellbeing of older adults. Therefore, family caregivers need to find fun and meaningful activities for their senior loved ones to do each day. Below are some games your loved one might enjoy and the benefits of each game.  1. Name That Song…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on September 20, 2021

The responsibility of caring for a senior loved one with dementia often falls upon the shoulders of an older adult’s daughter. Today, more than two-thirds of unpaid caregivers are women, and those who provide dementia care face unique challenges that place them at risk for caregiver burnout and depression. Although…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on September 13, 2021

Almost any activity or interaction can be beneficial for older adults with dementia, but seniors are more likely to participate in projects, games, and tasks that align with their interests. Therefore, family caregivers should find purposeful things their senior loved ones enjoyed before developing dementia. Below are meaningful activities your…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on September 6, 2021

According to the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, millions of seniors in the United States live on fixed or low incomes. Given the rising cost of living, cutting corners is often necessary. Here are a few ways older adults can easily save money.  1. Unplug Electronic Devices…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on August 23, 2021

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can be difficult for seniors, but remaining at home may slow the disease’s progression. Many seniors are able to live at home alone in the early stages of the disease. The familiar surroundings of home make seniors feel safe, comfortable, and more independent. Take a look…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on August 16, 2021

Home care is a wonderful service for aging adults who need assistance with daily tasks but wish to remain in the comfort of their own homes. Figuring out who should be the primary provider of care for an aging parent is far too frequently a cause of stress and can…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on August 9, 2021

Many caregivers experience guilt. While this emotion is understandable, it isn’t productive. If the guilt continues, family caregivers need to find a positive way to manage their emotions. Here are five tips for avoiding caregiving-related guilt. 1. Set Reasonable Expectations Sometimes caregivers experience guilt because their expectations are too high….