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By Ron S., 9:00 am on October 29, 2020

According to the National Parkinson Foundation, approximately one percent of seniors over the age of 60 have Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder that affects mental health and mobility. Parkinson’s is a progressive disease that can have a wide range of symptoms. While these symptoms can vary among people depending on…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on October 15, 2020

There are many different ways to look at benefits. People in the workplace often see benefits in terms of the number of sick days and vacation hours they get, the chance to earn overtime, and their pay scales. While those things are definitely important, family caregivers enjoy several benefits as…

By Ron S., 9:07 am on September 24, 2020

For some seniors, the prospect of dessert is more appealing than the actual meal itself. If this sounds like your elderly loved one, you may be concerned he or she isn’t eating as healthily as possible. However, there are many sweet and tasty treats you can make right at home…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on September 10, 2020

If your aging parent has recently been diagnosed with dementia, you might not be sure what happens next or what to expect. Here are a few things to keep in mind as everyone involved moves forward. Look for the Signs People often mistake the signs of dementia for senility or…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on August 27, 2020

Dementia is a condition no one wants to face, but millions of people over the age of 65 end up developing it. While there’s no cure for dementia, catching it early and seeking medical treatment can slow its progression in many cases. Many seniors who suspect they’re developing dementia go…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on August 13, 2020

A sudden dramatic weight loss can indicate an underlying medical issue in an aging adult. Typically, sudden weight loss occurs when seniors lose more than 5 percent of their total body weight within a month. Finding the cause of the weight loss is an important step in protecting your aging…

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…