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By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on July 6, 2020

Many senior health conditions are difficult to treat but are often easy to prevent. Seniors who take a little time to care for their health can avoid developing unpleasant conditions like bowel cancer or diabetes. Here are some of the essential preventative health measures every senior should take.  1. Vaccinations…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on June 22, 2020

Maintaining cognitive health during the senior years requires routinely exercising the brain. Various mental exercises stimulate multiple regions of the brain. The following activities encourage the development of additional communication pathways between neurons along with promoting new neuron development. 1. Puzzles Some seniors enjoy putting together jigsaw puzzles, which stimulate…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on June 15, 2020

Without activities to fill the hours of each day, older adults can become bored. Planning entertaining activities for an elderly loved one provides the chance to spend quality time together and make long-lasting memories. 1. Encourage Reading Take your loved one on an excursion to a local bookstore or library…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on June 8, 2020

Staying physically fit can prevent various age-related conditions and boost your elderly loved one’s mental and physical wellbeing. Your parent needs to develop healthy habits to burn calories, build lean muscle, and keep his or her body in good shape. Below are some of the ways your loved one can…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on June 1, 2020

People naturally become more sensitive to temperatures over time because of changes in their metabolic rates, which refers to the conversion of food into usable energy. This age-related change is often why seniors feel colder in the winter months. Older adults can also have issues with excessive humidity and heat…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on May 25, 2020

There are many things to appreciate about getting older, but being more prone to illness isn’t one of them. If you regularly care for a senior loved one, one of the things likely to be on your to-do list is managing or preventing illness as much as possible. Here’s a…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on May 18, 2020

When you’ve always viewed yourself as a positive person, you may be shocked to discover negative thoughts creeping in once you become a caregiver. Negative thinking is typically a sign of excessive stress buildup, and you may need to focus on remaining positive for the following reasons. Your Attitude Influences…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on May 11, 2020

Dementia is an umbrella term for conditions that result in a loss of cognitive functioning. Conditions of this nature tend to be progressive in nature, meaning issues with memory, language skills, self-management, and emotions usually become more noticeable and unpredictable over time. Because there are many different types of dementia,…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on May 4, 2020

Brain stimulation is vital to a senior’s health, especially if he or she is living with neurological issues that impact brain function and other systems in the body. Keeping your elderly loved one physically, mentally, and emotionally active can be difficult as he or she loses many of his or…