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By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on September 28, 2020

After your senior loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you and your family will likely be thinking about the next steps to begin providing care. One of these steps may involve making choices about the safest and most comfortable living situation for your loved one. As the disease progresses,…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on September 21, 2020

  If your senior loved one has issues with mobility, it may be difficult for him or her physically, socially, and mentally. According to experts, once a senior is no longer able to walk, the loss of independence can cause depression and anxiety and eventually result in the senior no…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on September 14, 2020

Aging is typically accompanied by an increased risk of falling, which can make it difficult for your senior loved one to safely get around his or her home, especially if you’re not able to provide constant supervision. Making the home safer is an important step you can take to help…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on September 7, 2020

As your senior loved one ages, he or she will need more support and care. It can be difficult for seniors to accept help because they may feel it means a loss of independence. Many caregivers worry this will affect their relationships with their loved ones. Taking certain steps will…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on August 24, 2020

While acne is more common in teenagers and young adults, seniors can also experience breakouts. There are many reasons seniors develop acne, ranging from hormonal changes to medication side effects. Here are a few ways people over the age of 60 can treat acne breakouts.  Maintain a Healthy Skincare Regimen …

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on August 17, 2020

The Stroke Awareness Foundation reports more than 795,000 people experience strokes every year. More than 60 percent of these individuals are over the age of 65. Hundreds of thousands of people assume caregiving duties for their recovering senior loved ones. The stroke caregiver role presents a number of difficult challenges….

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on August 10, 2020

Some seniors are perfectly capable of handling health appointments and related tasks. But there may come a time when you’ll need to be more involved with this aspect of care, as may be the case if your aging loved one has chronic health conditions, mobility limitations, or a progressive form…

By Kristy Butler, 10:36 am on August 6, 2020

The Stroke Awareness Foundation reports more than 795,000 people experience strokes every year. More than 60 percent of these individuals are over the age of 65. Hundreds of thousands of people assume caregiving duties for their recovering senior loved ones. The stroke caregiver role presents a number of difficult challenges….

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on August 3, 2020

You chose to be a family caregiver to give your senior loved one the support he or she needs to thrive. When you signed up for your role, one of the last things you might have considered is that you also need support. Family caregivers who can rely on multiple…

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

At some point, seniors with dementia display behaviors that aren’t typically characteristic of their personalities. They might become unusually sad, angry, aggressive, or frustrated, and the events may occur for a variety of reasons. You have the ability to calm your older loved one using different techniques that don’t include…