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

Sweet potatoes aren’t just a tasty treat for holiday meals. These root vegetables are actually rich in essential vitamins and minerals that offer many benefits for people over 65. Here are a few of the reasons your aging loved one might want to eat more sweet potatoes. 1. Boost the…

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

Many members of today’s “sandwich generation”—people who are caring not only for their children but also for their aging parents—often feel overwhelmed. These feelings can be further magnified when a senior loved one’s care needs change dramatically as the result of health conditions or cognitive decline. When family caregivers become…

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

Affecting more than 5 million Americans, Alzheimer’s disease is expected to impact many other lives as the baby boomer generation continues to age. While the memory problems associated with the progressive condition are well known, there are some other facts about Alzheimer’s that may surprise you. 1. Alzheimer’s Is Usually…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on June 21, 2021

Stereotypes of older adults are found in everything from print advertising to movies and television shows, which has led to many misconceptions about the aging process. By looking beyond these stereotypes, it becomes easier to understand and communicate with the senior loved one in your life.  All Seniors Are Unhappy…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on June 14, 2021

While all tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, there are hundreds of types available today, each varying by region, harvest time, and processing method. Tea is the most popular beverage in the world (aside from water), and it offers a host of health benefits for seniors, including the ability to reduce…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on June 7, 2021

Senior stroke survivors need to make significant changes to their everyday lifestyles during the recovery process, including changes to their diets. Eating healthy foods can help seniors lower their blood pressure and cholesterol and boost their cardiovascular health. However, they often need encouragement and assistance to maintain a nutritious diet….

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on May 24, 2021

Aging adults often face a number of health problems due to inadequate water intake. Staying hydrated every day boosts health and wellbeing in seniors and helps them prevent an array of illnesses. Here are a few reasons your aging loved one should stay hydrated. Process Medication When medications are filtered…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on May 17, 2021

Managing weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels is vital for an aging adult with diabetes, and exercise can help. Creating a consistent workout routine can encourage your senior loved one to stay physically active and boost his or her quality of life. Below you’ll find exercise tips your aging parent…

By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on May 10, 2021

Seniors who stay engaged in new and favorite activities after retirement are more likely to retain their abilities. Use these tips to help your aging loved one find leisure activities that fill up the extra hours throughout the day. Write a Memoir Today’s seniors have watched technology bring about things…