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By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on May 23, 2022

While aging can’t be avoided, many older adults absolutely do remain involved and productive well into their golden years. Yet there are some lingering misconceptions about getting older that may prevent some seniors from realizing what’s possible or achievable. Below, some of the more common misconceptions about aging are discussed. …

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on May 16, 2022

Alzheimer’s disease affects one in three seniors, so it’s important for family caregivers to know about and recognize Alzheimer’s symptoms. If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, being familiar with the condition can help you prepare to provide appropriate care. Here are some of the most common…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on May 9, 2022

Assisted living facilities can be helpful when seniors are too ill to live alone, but often, seniors can get more focused care at home. However, it can be challenging for seniors and their families to get used to the big change. If you want to make the transition easier for…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on May 2, 2022

Exercise is a primary component of staying healthy well into the golden years. However, a person’s flexibility, strength, and agility begin to decrease after the age of 50, and this can pose a few challenges for getting the right types and amount of exercise. To combat these age-related changes, workouts…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on April 25, 2022

Caregivers experience a wide spectrum of emotions, from grief and gratitude to anger and anxiety. When they cycle back and forth between these emotions, the conflict often resolves into feelings of ambivalence. Learn why caregivers sometimes feel ambivalent and how they can manage these mixed emotions.  Confront the Conflict of…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on April 18, 2022

Many people believe celiac disease only develops in babies and younger children, but it’s becoming more common among seniors, especially if they’re taking medications that contain gluten. There’s no cure for this disease, but it can be managed. Here are some of the ways celiac disease can develop as well…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on April 11, 2022

Though scientists are still hoping for a breakthrough that will lead toward completely preventing Alzheimer’s disease, they’ve recently focused on the drugs donepezil and memantine in an effort to slow the condition’s progression. Here is some information on the studies on these two medications and how they could affect Alzheimer’s. …

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on April 4, 2022

Gardening is a favorite hobby for many seniors, and it has many benefits for their health. Your aging loved one will be inspired to soak up those lovely rays of sunshine when he or she has plants outside to serve as a motivator. Seniors with dementia also benefit from spending…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on March 28, 2022

Strokes are more common among the elderly population, as age is one of the leading risk factors for stroke. A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is cut off as a result of a blood clot or a rupture in a vessel. When a blood clot is the…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on March 21, 2022

Going to the hospital can be a difficult experience for anyone, but it can be especially challenging if your elderly loved one has Parkinson’s disease. To ensure your loved one receives the best possible care, it’s important to prepare for both planned and emergency hospital stays. Here are a few tips…