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By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on October 25, 2021

Emotional health is just as significant as physical wellbeing because it can greatly affect a senior’s quality of life. When he or she is emotionally healthy, your aging loved one can control his or her behaviors, thoughts, and feelings, maintain healthy relationships, and bounce back from life’s setbacks. Here are…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on October 18, 2021

Following a healthy lifestyle can boost a senior’s quality of life and increase longevity. As a family caregiver, you need to encourage your aging loved one to make healthy lifestyle choices to help him or her remain independent. Here are some tips you can use to motivate your parent to…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on October 11, 2021

It’s easy for seniors to run out of things to do after retiring, but it’s important for them to remain socially and mentally stimulated. Here are a few creative ways seniors can make the most of their retirement.  Take a Dance Class Encourage your senior loved one to get moving…

Families who choose to take on the task of meal preparation for their older loved ones can make it easier by preparing dishes in advance. The meals can then be refrigerated or frozen for later use. There are many different recipes to consider. However, family caregivers must ensure the dishes they prepare are rich in nutrients to help seniors maintain optimal health. 1. Breakfast Sandwiches Breakfast sandwiches are a great way for seniors to get a healthy breakfast that contains plenty of protein. After preparation, they’re individually wrapped and refrigerated or frozen. An older adult can simply heat a sandwich in the microwave and enjoy. Stack a slice of ham or bacon on a whole wheat bun or English muffin….

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on September 27, 2021

Internet scams are increasing in number now that criminals view the anonymity offered by online activity as an easy way to take advantage of seniors. There are many types of scams being used today, and many of them are so expertly planned that they can be difficult to detect. For…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on September 20, 2021

Though memory loss and cognitive decline are the most commonly recognized symptoms of dementia, this health condition can also cause seniors to hallucinate. Due to changes in their brains, seniors may experience both auditory and visual hallucinations that make them hear and see things that aren’t really there. There are…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on September 13, 2021

Parkinson’s is a degenerative disease that often leaves seniors with joint stiffness and pain. While there are some prescription medications available to alleviate pain, there are certain supplements and activities that can bring additional relief. The following are natural and safe ways seniors and their caregivers can minimize the symptoms…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on September 6, 2021

Most seniors accumulate quite a few pill bottles and blister packs over the years, and keeping all those drugs in the house can be risky. Anyone who steps into the home could accidentally or purposefully take some of the drugs, and those situations must be avoided at all costs. Luckily,…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on August 23, 2021

Once the decision has been made that your aging family member needs in-home care, what’s the next step? Choosing a caregiver for your loved one is a huge responsibility. After all, the caregiver will be spending many hours with your loved one, and it’s important to know he or she…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on August 16, 2021

Seniors face several challenges when it comes to toileting. For example, they may experience incontinence and fear not making it to the bathroom in time. As you work with your senior loved one to find solutions for these challenges, use these toileting tips to manage this critical part of his…