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By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on April 19, 2021

Aging in place is a goal most seniors can attain, but it isn’t always easy. The majority of older adults eventually run into problems that make it necessary to reach out for help. Aging adults who experience any of the following issues should have someone provide them with regular care…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on April 12, 2021

Family meetings are necessary to discuss a senior’s current medical needs as well as finances, living arrangements, and social events. Arranging these meetings can be challenging, especially for people with hectic schedules. Below are some tips to use when holding a family meeting about a senior loved one. 1. Be…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on April 5, 2021

A healthy diet can stave off heart disease, diabetes, and other health conditions that impact longevity. For many older adults, reaching their senior years provides a wake-up call that makes eating healthier more important. Switching to a more wholesome diet is easier with these tips for overcoming some of the…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on March 22, 2021

Staying healthy can help seniors remain independent and boost their physical, mental, and emotional health. Aging adults can start by making significant lifestyle changes, including letting go of bad habits and making their health a priority. Take a look at some of the lifestyle changes your senior loved one should…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on March 15, 2021

Taking care of your grandfather or grandmother is a great way to bond and ensure his or her safety, but it can also lead to emotional and physical stress. Therefore, you must take the time to develop a manageable care plan, and you should always ask for assistance. Below are…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on March 8, 2021

It’s important for family caregivers to develop good sleeping patterns to boost their mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Lack of sleep could lead to caregiver burnout, among other issues. Here are some of the reasons family caregivers need a good night’s rest. 1. Reduces Stress Caregiving can be a stressful…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on March 1, 2021

The cognitive health of seniors with Alzheimer’s will decrease, even with the best possible care. As the disease progresses, seniors begin to forget familiar objects, places, and people, including their children and close family members.  The days, weeks, and months following an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be challenging for both seniors…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on February 22, 2021

As your senior parent ages, you can expect difficult conversation topics to arise. At some point, you may need to talk to your parent about age-related issues that cause him or her to require assistance at home. You may also need to discuss difficult news, such as a new health…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on February 15, 2021

People with diabetes are 150 percent more likely to have strokes. There are several different things that contribute to this increased stroke risk. Understanding the ways diabetes can contribute to strokes can help your aging loved one lower his or her chances of having a stroke. Obesity An underlying problem…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on February 8, 2021

Many seniors experience a decrease in mobility as they age. Some loss of mobility may be inevitable as a combination of aging muscles, weaker bones, and decreased cardiovascular function make activity more difficult. However, with a little bit of effort, seniors can maintain their mobility for years. Here are a…