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

An older family member’s incontinence should always be handled with understanding and compassion. Seniors with unaddressed incontinence may be too embarrassed to leave the house, and they may experience related health issues that have a negative effect on their wellbeing. Here are a few suggestions to help you care for…

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

Helping an elderly loved one age in place is one of the best ways to ensure he or she gets the most enjoyment out of the senior years. With the right types of support, your loved one can continue to live at home, where he or she benefits from a…

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

Using the Internet can keep your senior loved one connected to family and friends, especially those who live far away. Navigating different websites and platforms could also boost your parent’s cognitive health and help him or her stay actively engaged. Below you’ll find tips to keep your loved one safe…

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

Seniors often experience changes in their oral health that require them to alter their current hygiene routines. Getting dentures or implants might require special cleaning methods. Taking a new medication could impact the frequency of cavities. These basic oral hygiene tips can help seniors keep their teeth and gums healthy…

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…