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

People of all ages may tell “little white lies” to their doctors, especially if the truth is embarrassing. However, those seemingly innocent untruths can lead to severe health consequences, especially for older adults. Next time your senior loved one heads to a doctor’s appointment, he or she should avoid telling…

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

Any disorder that affects hearing, speech generation, and speech understanding can make it difficult for seniors to communicate with their caregivers and family members. Here are five health conditions that can impair communication.  1. Strokes Strokes cause damage to isolated parts of the brain, and approximately 25 percent of stroke survivors develop…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on June 25, 2021

Being a dementia caregiver presents a series of daily challenges and joys. There’s no set of instructions that’s going to fully prepare you for everything involved in caring for your aging loved one as he or she proceeds through the different stages of the condition. However, there are some “hidden”…

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….