By Ron S., 9:00 am on January 13, 2022

Anatomically, the brain isn’t a muscle. Nonetheless, it still needs regular “exercise” to remain healthy. This is especially true for older adults already affected by age-related changes, some of which can impact cognitive capabilities like memory, comprehension, and thought processing. If you have an older loved one in your life,…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on December 30, 2021

Active seniors can enjoy increased mood, better balance, higher levels of energy, and fewer health issues, among other things. Starting an exercise plan for an aging adult requires a significant amount of preparation. It’s important to choose exercises and activities that are right for the individual and to be cognizant…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on December 16, 2021

One of the leading causes of death among the elderly is heart disease. Failing to control his or her blood pressure levels could harm your senior loved one’s heart health and put his or her life in jeopardy. Therefore, your parent should consider the following tips to address hypertension and…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on November 25, 2021

When providing care for a senior loved one with dementia, you may need to make some adjustments to his or her daily routine. There are many ways to help your parent manage the disease, including an approach called the Montessori Method, which relies heavily on muscle memory and the use…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on November 11, 2021

Research has frequently linked good oral health with overall positive health outcomes. Since seniors are more vulnerable to infections and other medical conditions, oral hygiene is especially important for people in this age group. To help your older loved one maintain healthy teeth and gums, follow these tips.  Encourage Good…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on October 28, 2021

Years ago, researchers noted heart disease was seldom found in people who lived in Mediterranean countries, and this was attributed to the diet they followed. The Mediterranean diet is part of a lifestyle that encourages people to consume plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fish, a moderate amount…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on October 14, 2021

Many seniors live alone because their children have moved on and their spouses have passed away. In addition, most are retired, and their friends from their younger days have usually moved on to new lives. Loneliness can cause your elderly loved one’s health to decrease, so there’s no time like…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on September 30, 2021

The decision to take away a senior’s car keys is never easy, but it’s often necessary. Family caregivers need to monitor their aging loved ones to determine if driving is no longer a safe activity. Here are some common signs that let caregivers know their aging parents shouldn’t drive.  Vision…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on September 16, 2021

Keeping a senior loved one who has Alzheimer’s occupied throughout the day can be difficult, but participating in engaging activities is important for slowing the rate of cognitive decline, boosting confidence, and eliminating stress. Here are a few brain-boosting activities that are perfect for seniors with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers….

By Ron S., 9:00 am on August 26, 2021

Dementia caregivers often find themselves on a merry-go-round of emotions. On one hand, they’re extremely thankful for the precious days they get to spend with their senior loved ones, but they may also find providing care very frustrating. Before the frustration takes over, it’s important that dementia caregivers take some…