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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…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on January 15, 2021

Planning a healthy and nourishing diet is an important part of keeping a senior healthy, but it can also be quite challenging. Many caregivers wonder whether including dairy products in their loved ones’ diets is a good idea. Dairy foods and beverages, including milk, cheese, and yogurt, may contain many…

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

Approximately one million adults in the United States live with Parkinson’s disease. The stiffness, tremors, loss of coordination, and other symptoms associated with the disorder make life challenging. However, the type and severity of symptoms vary among seniors. Unlike Alzheimer’s and other disorders, Parkinson’s isn’t considered fatal. Results of a…

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

Elderly men have unique needs that must be addressed by their doctors to keep them in good health. Help your aging loved one remember to bring the following topics up at his upcoming doctor appointment. When Do I Need a Colonoscopy? Typically, men need to begin colon cancer screenings around…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 27, 2020

Cold and flu season is upon us yet again, which can be problematic for your senior loved one. When an elderly person comes down with a cold or the flu, it can lead to other medical issues or exacerbate preexisting conditions. To help your parent kick a cold or the…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 13, 2020

A healthy diet that contains plenty of fruits, fish, vegetables, and olive oil fights disease and boosts cognitive function. Walnuts and salmon, which contain significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, are recommended for excellent brain health. Antioxidant-rich foods such as blueberries, chocolate, and green tea can boost the immune system…