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

Recovering from a stroke can be a long process for seniors and their caregivers. The body will need to rebuild its strength and control after the damage, and daily activities can become difficult to do without assistance. Here are five of the best exercises senior stroke survivors can do to…

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

For many seniors, back pain is a constant source of discomfort. If your elderly loved one experiences chronic back pain, or if he or she has sustained an injury and is on the road to recovery, there are steps you can take to help him or her alleviate the pain….

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

Family caregivers provide care, support, and assistance to their senior loved ones every day. Show the family caregivers in your life that you appreciate the vital role they play with these gestures that let them know their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. 1. Write a Handwritten Letter It can be challenging…

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

The average senior consumes more salt than is recommended for a healthy diet. Whether your older loved one is adding salt to make up for a decreasing sense of taste or turning to processed foods for convenience, it’s important to understand that too much salt can lead to serious health…

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

High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke. While it’s unhealthy for people of all ages, high blood pressure is especially risky for seniors. Here are six ways for seniors to lower their blood pressure so they can decrease their risk of heart attacks and strokes. …

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…