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By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on May 13, 2022

Seniors are at high risk for kidney and urinary tract conditions. There are many risk factors associated with kidney disease, but some of them can be mitigated with healthy lifestyle choices. Ahead, learn about the causes of poor kidney function in seniors and the best ways to prevent it.  Common…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on April 29, 2022

Caregivers sometimes get so focused on creating exciting lives for their senior loved ones that they forget about the simple things that make each day special. Seniors often find pleasure in the most basic daily activities. As you wake up to care for your loved one each day, consider placing…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on April 15, 2022

Caregiving is more than a full-time job. It can be an around-the-clock occupation that leaves little time to get a good night’s rest. However, caregivers should strive to get at least seven hours of sleep every night. Here are a few reasons getting adequate sleep is important for family caregivers….

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on March 25, 2022

As certain health conditions are more likely to affect seniors, it’s important for family members and caregivers to be familiar with the primary symptoms of these conditions. If you have an elderly loved one, knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke can ensure he or she receives immediate medical…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on March 11, 2022

With age, the senses tend to decrease, and a loss of taste can create some challenges when it comes to planning a senior’s meals. Further complicating matters, many seniors must follow special diets that limit the use of common flavoring agents such as salt, sugar, and fat. Fortunately, nature has…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on February 25, 2022

Today, many people live busy lives that leave little time for socialization. However, the one person you should be visiting regularly is your aging loved one. During your regular visits, you both can enjoy many benefits that enhance your relationship as well as your loved one’s health. Here are a few…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on February 11, 2022

Acting as an Alzheimer’s caregiver for an elderly loved one can be mentally, emotionally, and physically draining. Remember your loved one doesn’t hate you but rather lives in a world of confusion caused by the disease. Following these essential tips may help you get through the roughest days. Remember you’re…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on January 28, 2022

When you care for an aging parent who lives out of state, you can never be overprepared for an emergency. Even a minor injury or illness can leave you scrambling to communicate with physicians and nurses while trying to ensure your loved one’s safety upon his or her arrival home…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on January 14, 2022

Technology is wonderful for seniors who want to use a variety of programs and devices to make life easier. Whether your aging loved one wants to talk to the grandkids using virtual chat software or track his or her health progress, there are many opportunities to use electronic devices. Addressing…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on December 31, 2021

It’s natural to be concerned about your senior loved one’s health and wellbeing as he or she ages, but your loved one will likely experience challenges and changes in abilities that are out of your control. That said, there are a few things you can do to promote your loved…