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By Patricia Schumacher, 8:00 am on January 13, 2023

Many seniors face eating issues due to a decrease in taste and smell, dental disorders, and side effects from medications. These problems may lead to your senior loved one not eating very much, which means the foods he or she does eat need to be full of nutrition and health…

By Patricia Schumacher, 8:00 am on December 30, 2022

Many aging adults choose to spend their golden years living at home, which can make them feel lonely and isolated at times. Seniors might also become physically inactive, increasing their risk of developing various medical conditions. By engaging in different hobbies with one or more friends, older adults can lead…

By Patricia Schumacher, 8:00 am on December 16, 2022

A report in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests age-related changes in the brain can affect a person’s ability to make financial decisions even in the absence of cognitive decline. The authors of the report refer to this phenomenon as “age-associated financial vulnerability.” Here are a few things you need to know…

By Patricia Schumacher, 8:00 am on November 25, 2022

Parkinson’s is a chronic and progressive movement disorder that currently affects almost one million people in the U.S. With symptoms ranging from slight tremors to complete loss of mobility, Parkinson’s is a progressive disease that breaks down brain cells over time. Although roughly 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s every…

By Patricia Schumacher, 8:00 am on November 11, 2022

Did you know hearing impairment can have a negative effect on a person’s emotional wellbeing? Seniors may become isolated, depressed, or anxious due to an inability to hear others. If you notice your loved one has become withdrawn and you believe hearing loss is the source of the problem, here…

By Patricia Schumacher, 8:00 am on October 28, 2022

The American Stroke Association reports that approximately 25 percent of strokes that occur each year are recurrent ones. A senior is at greater risk for having a second stroke simply because he or she had one in the past. While this statistic may be alarming, seniors can prevent second strokes…

By Patricia Schumacher, 8:00 am on October 14, 2022

It’s commonly believed socializing is beneficial for a senior’s mental and emotional health. Researchers with the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston studied the link between Alzheimer’s and loneliness and published their findings in the November 2nd, 2016, issue of JAMA Psychiatry. They…

By Patricia Schumacher, 8:00 am on September 30, 2022

Sudden weight loss in an elderly loved one can be a sign of a serious illness. While taking steps to prevent malnutrition and dehydration, you should quickly make an appointment with your loved one’s physician to determine the cause of the weight loss. Here are some things to do if…

By Patricia Schumacher, 8:00 am on September 16, 2022

Every caregiver needs respite, yet you may be tempted to overlook the importance of a break when your senior loved one needs so much care. If you notice one or more of the following signs, consider arranging for respite care. 1. Your Chores Are Piling Up  Everyone has a few…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 26, 2022

Multiple hospital readmissions aren’t uncommon among elderly people. Although most hospital readmissions are medically necessary, they can cause problems for both seniors and their families. Here are some advantages of reduced hospital readmissions. 1. Prevents Gastrointestinal Disorders If your senior loved one is readmitted to the hospital, he or she…