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By Ron S., 9:00 am on July 30, 2020

There’s something to be said for getting added support from other people going through the same thing. This is one of the reasons support groups can be welcome resources for older adults facing personal situations that are a bit challenging emotionally or physically. Here are five types of support groups…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on July 16, 2020

Roughly half of all shingles cases in the United States affect adults 60 and older, according to the National Institute on Aging. If your senior parent is currently living with this type of viral infection, he or she is likely experiencing pain, rashes, and general discomfort. Here’s what you can…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on June 25, 2020

When it comes to memory loss and conditions like dementia, age is one of the top factors associated with these issues. If seniors go untreated and family caregivers fail to learn about age-related cognitive decline, it could make daily life even more challenging. Continue reading to learn what you and…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on June 11, 2020

Behavior changes are common in older adults, but they can be addressed effectively. Family caregivers need to learn what triggers the changes and develop positive coping techniques and prevention methods. Below are various causes of behavioral changes in seniors and what caregivers can do about each issue. 1. Financial Strain…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on May 28, 2020

Finding the right caregiver for your senior loved one can take some time, but the process ensures peace of mind when you finally find the perfect person. These traits can narrow your choices in the search for an ideal caregiver. 1. Professional Experience The right caregiver should provide professional care…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on May 14, 2020

There are many things that can influence how seniors feel in the golden years. Ageism still exists in our society, and your aging loved one might have false beliefs about getting older. Your loved one might also discover it’s difficult to prevent anxiety that comes with the potential of developing…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on April 30, 2020

Getting older causes changes in reasoning and thinking skills that must be addressed. While your senior loved one may already be doing what he or she can to reduce the risk of cognitive decline, the truth is most people experience some degree of memory loss as they get older. Your…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on April 16, 2020

Coronavirus is dangerous because it’s so easily transmittable. What’s also called COVID-19 is especially concerning for seniors, since older immune systems are often compromised due to age-related changes and/or underlying health issues. If you have an older loved one you provide care for, here are some quick tips to help…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on March 26, 2020

Each year more than three million seniors in the United States are diagnosed with dementia. Those who care for loved ones with dementia may notice different behaviors as the disease progresses. These behavioral changes can be caused by social, psychological, and biological factors. Restlessness Your loved one may seem extremely…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on March 12, 2020

Caregiving is rewarding, but it comes with much sacrifice. The challenges caregivers face can be stressful, but with a good plan in place, the role is manageable. Below you’ll find common problems for family caregivers and tips to solve each issue. 1. Poor Organization Poor time management is one of…