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By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on July 26, 2021

Regular exercise is one of the best ways for aging adults to stay healthy. Encourage your senior loved one to engage in exercises that boost heart health and enhance blood flow. Here’s a look at five physical activities for your aging parent to try.  1. Walking Seniors can do this…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on July 19, 2021

The body needs to stay hydrated to function properly on a daily basis. Dehydration is caused when the body loses more fluids than it takes in. Seniors have a variety of health concerns that may be attributed to other conditions but in actuality are caused by dehydration. Here are a…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on July 12, 2021

When providing stroke care for a senior loved one, it’s important to take precautions to make bath time as safe as possible. Senior stroke survivors typically have a limited ability to move, which means they may not be able to react quickly while in the shower or bath. However, there…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on July 5, 2021

Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the United States experience strokes, and a considerable majority of those are aging adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a result, many families find themselves trying to manage the care of senior stroke survivors. How can families support older…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on June 28, 2021

Assuming the role of caregiver for a senior loved one is often thought of as being a rewarding experience. However, the task isn’t without several challenges. Having a network of people involved in similar circumstances can ease the burden of being a caregiver, and community support groups have much to…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on June 21, 2021

Increased awareness of ADHD has led to more seniors being diagnosed with this common disorder. Often, this is due to a family member, such as a grandchild, being diagnosed, and suddenly, all of those quirky behaviors a senior exhibits suddenly make sense. In other cases, a senior’s family members may…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on June 14, 2021

Alzheimer’s disease can cause seniors to withdraw from activities and experience rapid cognitive decline. However, participating in stimulating activities could slow the progression of the disease and help seniors live a better quality of life. Here are some mentally stimulating activities seniors with Alzheimer’s can add to their routines.   1….

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on June 7, 2021

Poor eating habits and lack of proper nutrition can lead to serious health complications in older adults, making it essential for family members to be on the lookout for signs an older loved one isn’t eating right. Here are some of the warning signs indicating a senior may not be…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on May 24, 2021

Remaining at home or living with family and friends are what most seniors prefer. However, some risks inside the home can put an elderly individual’s health and safety in jeopardy. Below are some of the hidden safety problems in a senior’s home and tips you can use to handle each…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on May 17, 2021

The physiological changes occurring in the brain as a senior ages are responsible for various symptoms of cognitive impairment, including personality changes and memory loss. The damage to neurons, connections between neurons, and vascular tissues commonly disrupts short-term memory, long-term memory, and the processes that connect the two types of…