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By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on June 22, 2020

A survey by AARP found most older adults today prefer to age in place, referring to the desire to remain in a familiar and comfortable home. If you’re providing care for a senior loved one, you may be tempted to put aside such wishes and explore options with nursing homes…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on June 15, 2020

As the years go by, researchers gain a better understanding of the physiological events that contribute to Alzheimer’s development. There are also many stress factors that may be more likely to lead to the disorder. Some of the stressors are preventable, while others require medical intervention. 1. Depression The majority…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on June 8, 2020

Seniors may need to spend long periods inside to protect their health. They might need to shelter at home to avoid exposure to viruses going around their communities or while recovering from illnesses. During these times, seniors still require socialization, and they can connect with people using these online resources….

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on June 1, 2020

Fevers can sometimes arise in the elderly for mysterious reasons. A fever with unknown origins is sometimes baffling to families and doctors, but there can also be clear causes you can address to help your senior loved one feel more comfortable. You can use this guide to help you know…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on May 25, 2020

Engaging in leisure activities can help seniors lower their stress levels and reduce the risk of depression. The more active aging adults are, the better their overall health will be. Take a look at some of the leisure activities that are ideal for adults in their senior years. 1. Playing…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on May 18, 2020

Engaging in outdoor activities is a wonderful way for seniors to socialize and get a bit of physical exercise. Being out in the sun also promotes vitamin D production, which is often lacking in older adults. Numerous activities are appropriate for older adults, regardless of their age or physical ability….

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on May 11, 2020

Aging adults often encounter challenges as they move through the later stages of their lives. An individualized care plan is important to meet all of a senior’s needs, but knowing about the most common challenges your loved one could face helps you start putting together a list of things to…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on May 4, 2020

A senior’s emotional wellbeing is just as important as his or her physical health. As a family caregiver, you have the task of keeping your elderly parent in good spirits and helping him or her manage hardships and daily stress. Below you’ll find ways to meet your loved one’s emotional…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on April 27, 2020

Boredom can increase the risk of depression and speed up cognitive decline in older adults. Family caregivers can handle this situation by finding fun and purposeful hobbies for their senior loved ones to take on in the golden years. Continue reading to find ways to help your loved one pass…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on April 20, 2020

When you get to the point where you’re giving a senior loved one advice and guidance on a regular basis for his or her own good, it’s usually done with the best of intentions. Even so, you may be met with resistance if you have an older family member who’s…