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By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on March 1, 2021

Heart disease includes a range of conditions that affect the cardiovascular system. Learning more about the types of heart disease can increase awareness of symptoms and encourage early detection and prompt treatment. These six types of heart disease are particularly common among the elderly.  1. Arrhythmia An irregular heartbeat, also known…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on February 22, 2021

Living a healthy lifestyle is vital to a senior’s mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Poor habits can cause severe health problems and reduce independence, among other issues. Below are some tips family caregivers can use to help their elderly loved ones avoid poor health in the senior years. 1. Stay…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on February 15, 2021

Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder that negatively affects mobility, dexterity, and cognitive health. There currently isn’t a cure for Parkinson’s, but doctors have come up with a wide variety of treatments that can minimize or delay some of the most prominent symptoms. Here’s a closer look at the average life…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on February 8, 2021

With their ability to impair brain functioning, strokes are one of the most serious medical emergencies. Sometimes it can be quite challenging to spot a stroke. If your senior loved one has a silent stroke, you may not even realize it’s happening. Silent Strokes Defined A stroke can happen whenever…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on February 1, 2021

Due to poor eating habits and lack of physical activity, seniors are at higher risk for developing diabetes than people in other age groups. However, aging adults can make some lifestyle changes to reduce their diabetes risk. Take a look at some of the ways your elderly loved one can…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on January 25, 2021

The current pandemic has increased people’s awareness of the dangers of developing pneumonia. Although anyone can get pneumonia, seniors tend to be at higher risk for having this health condition along with more severe symptoms. Learning more about why pneumonia happens along with its treatments gives you an edge when…

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

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For seniors, it’s essential that their breakfasts are packed with vitamins and nutrients to give them the energy to get through the day. Here are six healthy breakfast options for starting a senior’s morning.  1. Oatmeal Oatmeal is a classic breakfast…

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

 hospitalization should lead to a senior feeling a little better each day. However, that isn’t always the case, and some seniors experience a dramatic decrease in their mental wellbeing during their time in the hospital. Hospital delirium is a condition that can cause your aging loved one to experience extreme…

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

As your parents grow older, your relationship with them may change. You may view each other more as friends rather than child and parents, and you may develop a better understanding of each other. However, many adult children report they regret not spending more time with their senior parents. Here…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on December 28, 2020

  Many yearly deaths among seniors are due to infections, which is why family caregivers need to know more about illnesses and how to protect their elderly loved ones. The more caregivers learn, the less challenging it will be to understand the warning signs and get their aging loved ones…