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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….

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on August 2, 2021

Parkinson’s disease is often referred to as a “movement disorder” because it can affect an older adult’s ability to get around safely and effectively. One way to minimize issues with movement related to this progressive nervous system condition is to keep muscles that help with coordination as healthy and strong…

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…