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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…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 12, 2022

Getting into a hobby isn’t going to cure Parkinson’s disease, but regularly engaging in fascinating and challenging activities can greatly boost quality of life. In addition to alleviating boredom, some of these activities may enhance physical and mental health. Here’s a quick glimpse at six great hobbies that are perfect…

By Patricia Schumacher, 8:00 am on July 29, 2022

Providing care for older adults with serious medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease is often an overwhelming job. The neurological condition causes seniors to gradually lose their self-control, thinking skills, and ability to function. If you’re going to be a caregiver for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s…

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

Staying focused on your senior loved one’s care can be challenging when you have so many decisions to make in the course of a single day. However, your loved one needs your attention to stay safe. While it’s normal for your mind to wander occasionally, you can use the following…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on June 24, 2022

Trust is an important component of the relationships between seniors and their caregivers, and many families would never even think of lying to their elderly loved ones. However, when approached with compassion, a strategy called therapeutic lying can actually benefit seniors living with memory-related conditions like dementia. Here are several…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on June 10, 2022

It’s no secret that eating a nutritious diet can have a positive impact on an older person’s health, and many experts on senior nutrition recommend consuming plenty of whole grains each day for this reason. Here are a few of the ways whole grains can help older adults remain healthy. …

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on May 27, 2022

Seniors are at higher risk for certain illnesses because of the changes the immune system goes through over time. If you care for an aging loved one, it’s a good idea to have a better understanding about the impact of aging on the immune system so you can help him…

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…