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By Kristy Butler, 8:00 am on December 5, 2022

Acai berries are one of the most popular superfoods available, and they offer several benefits for seniors. Here are a few reasons you should consider adding acai berries to your elderly loved one’s diet.  1. Increase Energy If your loved one needs a natural energy boost, acai may be the…

By Kristy Butler, 8:00 am on November 28, 2022

In the event of an emergency or even a routine medical appointment, having your senior loved one’s medical information at the ready becomes necessary. Here are several ways you can organize all of your loved one’s pertinent information.  1. Mobile Devices There are many apps available online that enable users…

By Kristy Butler, 8:00 am on November 21, 2022

There are several different types of dementia that affect the aging population, each with its own set of symptoms and treatment options. Lewy body dementia (LBD) is caused by abnormal protein deposits found in a region of the brain stem. These deposits cause dopamine levels to become depleted. This progressive…

By Kristy Butler, 8:00 am on November 14, 2022

Regular visits to the doctor can help seniors preserve their quality of life and stave off many health conditions. A doctor can perform examinations, often catching age-related diseases before caregivers notice any symptoms. Diagnosing serious conditions in their early stages can often make them easier to treat. Below are some…

By Kristy Butler, 8:00 am on November 7, 2022

Investment scammers tend to target elderly people, who may live with cognitive impairment or are simply too trusting of people who call them on their home phones. According to the North American Securities Administrators Association, nearly half of all investment fraud targets are seniors, and that number is on the rise….

By Kristy Butler, 8:00 am on October 24, 2022

Being a family caregiver can be rewarding, exhausting, fun, and frustrating—all at the same time. In addition to caring for your older loved one, you no doubt have other responsibilities, such as work and family obligations, that keep you going nonstop. When you need to take time away from caring…

By Kristy Butler, 8:00 am on October 17, 2022

Asthma is difficult to diagnose in older adults, and it can also be dangerous when left untreated. This respiratory disorder often results in acute asthma attacks, lung infections, heart murmurs, and sleep apnea. Seniors can learn a handful of breathing exercises that may reduce their risk of asthma attacks, expand…

By Kristy Butler, 8:00 am on October 10, 2022

The neuron damage that causes dementia isn’t confined to the areas of the brain that enable cognitive function. The problem extends to many different areas, which often causes visual disturbances. When caregivers notice a change in a senior loved one’s behaviors, the problem may be secondary to visual impairment.  Narrowed…

By Kristy Butler, 8:00 am on October 3, 2022

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women. The American Heart Association reports one in three deaths among women each year are due to heart disease. Cardiac symptoms women experience are often different from those men experience. Here’s a closer look at some of the warning signs for each…

By Kristy Butler, 7:00 am on September 26, 2022

Even though Parkinson’s cannot be cured, there are ways seniors can try to handle and slow their symptoms. If your elderly loved one has Parkinson’s disease, implementing an exercise routine can delay the progression of certain motor symptoms. To help your loved one address his or her symptoms, here are…