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

There are several tools available to help families care for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease. However, you may not realize something as simple as Post-it Notes can be extremely useful for Alzheimer’s caregivers. If you have these sticky notes somewhere in your house, you can use them to manage your caregiving…

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

When seniors interact with nature, it’s bound to make them smile. Moreover, some outdoor activities can summon their laughter and cause healthy changes to occur in their brains and circulation. Here’s how contact with nature can benefit your senior loved one. Sharper Focus & Memory Engaging with nature can boost…

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

The cognitive changes that accompany dementia sometimes cause older adults to become stubborn. While it may be frustrating when your senior loved one refuses to go along with your requests, remember it’s difficult to understand his or her line of thinking. In most cases, your loved one isn’t trying to…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on January 4, 2021

Hearing the news that your senior loved one recently fell is upsetting, and this could also be a sign something in his or her care plan needs to change. Seniors sometimes fall as the result of health conditions, or they might be trying to do too much on their own….

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

  Caring for a family member diagnosed with Parkinson’s presents several challenges, which is especially true when the disorder progresses. There are many considerations that need attention if you’re planning on providing home care. Here are some of the things you should do after your senior loved one has been…

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

  Being resilient means a person is able to recover faster from difficulties encountered in life. There are several personality traits associated with resilience. For example, a senior who is capable of keeping a positive perspective will be more likely to recover quickly from a setback. Older adults can develop…

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

Moving to a new home is stressful, and a senior with dementia may find it especially difficult to adjust to a fresh environment. To help with the transition, try to involve your aging loved one as much as possible in the decision-making process while keeping his or her abilities and…

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

By the time your senior loved one is 50, he or she will have walked an estimated 75,000 miles, according to research by the American Podiatric Medical Association. The motion of walking puts hundreds of pounds of pressure on the feet. This, combined with a lifetime of walking, means special…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on November 23, 2020

Many people believe moderation is the key to a good life. The Japanese apply this idea to their meals. People in America are often surprised when they visit Japanese restaurants because portions are usually half the size of what Americans are used to. Smaller meal portions can help your senior…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on November 16, 2020

Your senior loved one’s home caregiver is an essential part of his or her care team. Caregivers provide essential services to seniors and can alert healthcare professionals and family members of medical concerns. An in-home caregiver can provide an array of services to help your loved one. 1. Assist with…