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By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on June 11, 2021

Seniors who are bedbound still need regular exercise to prevent muscle deterioration, or atrophy. Gentle exercise may also reduce complications that can result from limited movement. Whether your senior loved one is bedridden because of a long illness or a condition that makes it difficult to get out of bed,…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on May 28, 2021

Age spots are a common skin condition that usually appears after the age of 50. Often, these areas of increased pigmentation are referred to as liver spots, yet they have nothing to do with a person’s liver. Instead, age spots tend to occur on areas of the skin where a…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on May 14, 2021

If your senior loved one has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you might need to take a fresh look at his or her diet. The meals seniors eat throughout the day could impact their mood, mental clarity, energy levels, and overall happiness. No single food or ingredient can reverse this…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on April 30, 2021

Rest is vital to your health because it enables you to make sound caregiving-related decisions, enhances your mood, and prevents various health problems. You must make time to get the rest your body and mind need, even if that involves hiring a professional caregiver to assist with your senior loved…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on April 16, 2021

If your senior loved one occasionally forgets where keys have been placed or can’t remember other minor things now and then, there’s probably no reason to be concerned. In fact, memory lapses of this nature are considered normal as the brain ages. However, there are times when it’s best to…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on March 26, 2021

If you’re caring for an elderly loved one, you know how rewarding it is to be able to provide comfort to him or her and do all you can to enhance his or her quality of life. However, it’s also important to maintain your own wellbeing, which includes being on…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on March 12, 2021

As more seniors familiarize themselves with computers, laptops, and mobile devices, they frequently use the Internet. There are a number of websites that are of particular interest to older adults. Some provide a wealth of information about a variety of topics. Others enable seniors to connect with their peers.  1….

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on February 26, 2021

Family members often assume caregiving duties due to circumstances related to an aging loved one’s health. A loved one may have developed a progressive medical condition that influences family members to provide care. There are several factors new caregivers should consider that could benefit them and their loved ones.  1….

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on February 12, 2021

Despite having dementia, seniors can still enjoy life. Include various activities to keep your aging loved one’s body and mind stimulated while providing enjoyment. You can design a number of activities for your loved one to participate in daily. Simply use a few strategies to determine the ideal tasks. Consider…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on January 29, 2021

For most seniors, aging in place can make getting older much more pleasant. They can maintain their independence and enjoy the familiarity and comfort of their own homes. However, a few modifications may be necessary to prevent falls and other safety issues. If you have a senior loved one who…