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A growing number of aging adults have begun to embrace high-tech gadgets. Joining the digital revolution is becoming an easier task for those entering their golden years, as many of the latest devices, while more advanced, aren’t necessarily complex. For many families with aging loved ones, the most common concerns often revolve around their parents’ safety, health, and overall quality of life at home. Fortunately, today’s technology offers a wide selection of easy-to-use gadgets specifically designed to address these concerns. Check out this list of basic gadgets that are becoming popular additions to the households of baby boomers across the nation. 1. Digital Pill Reminders Studies report one in four adults over the age of 65 take more than six…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on October 16, 2020

Roughly one in ten seniors will experience kidney stones, which can cause extreme pain and kidney infections. They’re very uncomfortable, which is why caregivers should help their elderly loved ones avoid getting kidney stones. Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to prevent kidney stones by implementing the following advice. Drink a Lot…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 25, 2020

  As the body ages, muscles may weaken, ligaments may become thinner, and other health complications can arise. Though maintaining some level of physical activity is important for your senior loved one’s health, there are some exercises that could cause more harm than good and should be avoided later in…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 11, 2020

Smoking is difficult to quit at any age, but it can be especially challenging for seniors who may have been smoking for decades. Seniors can enjoy many immediate and sometimes dramatic health benefits when they decide to give up smoking for good. Quitting smoking, even after the age of 65,…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 28, 2020

Diet plays a major role in controlling high blood pressure. Seniors are often advised to reduce or eliminate salt from their diets, as the seasoning could lead to fluid retention. Other recommendations include switching to low-fat foods. There are a variety of foods that reduce the risk of hypertension in…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 14, 2020

When your main goal is to take care of your aging loved one, the last thing you want to think about is what could happen to you. Family caregivers may be full of strength and compassion, but you’re also vulnerable to the same illnesses and injuries as everyone else. Having…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 31, 2020

Lingering depression in seniors isn’t a normal part of aging. Even so, clinical depression is considered common in older adults. In fact, the National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates later-life depression affects between 6–7 million adults 65 and older, but only 10 percent of seniors receive treatment for it. Here’s…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 17, 2020

Even when dementia isn’t part of the equation, seniors sometimes have a difficult time being as social as they were earlier in life. But if your older loved one is also living with Alzheimer’s disease or a similar progressive form of dementia, socializing is even more important. In fact, it’s…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on June 26, 2020

Aging is a natural part of life, and poor habits could impact your senior loved one’s physical and mental health. As a family caregiver, you need to help your loved one prepare for various bodily changes, including those that lead to chronic conditions. Below are tips to help your parent…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on June 12, 2020

Seniors are fortunate to be living in a time when they can visit with friends and family members without having to leave their homes. Socializing online is the perfect way to beat the risks associated with isolation for older adults who may need to stay at home for prolonged periods….