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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…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on December 17, 2021

Caring for a senior loved one can strengthen your bond, but it also comes with many challenges. You need to develop a routine that suits you and your elderly parent and try to prepare for the unexpected. Take a look at some common problems for family caregivers and tips for…

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

Though most medical professionals would likely claim drinking alcohol in moderation is safe for people over 65, excessive drinking can lead to a host of hazards and serious health conditions. Here are five of the top reasons seniors should avoid drinking alcohol. 1. Alcohol Can Interfere with Certain Medications The…

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

Even a healthy and independent senior can benefit from the assistance of others. If you have a senior loved one who will soon require in-home care, it’s never too early to start planning for it. The following tips can guide you and your loved one through this process. Increase Home…

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

Thanks to modern dental solutions, more seniors are able to maintain the health of their natural teeth. However, being a senior comes with specific oral hygiene challenges. Here are a few ways seniors can find solutions for these hygiene issues, which range from dry mouth to root decay. To maintain…