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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…

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

According to a recent study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, nearly 70 percent of people who have visual impairments are over the age of 65. While some of those vision problems can easily be mitigated with glasses, seniors should never ignore their eye health. When left untreated, many…

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

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is considered a nervous system disorder because it primarily affects movement. However, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s common for people with Parkinson’s to experience a decrease in certain cognitive abilities. But does having Parkinson’s disease automatically increase a senior’s risk for dementia? Here’s what you need…

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

Numerous studies suggest active older adults are less likely to develop issues with serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of dementia. Thankfully, there are many activities seniors can benefit from in a way that’s comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable. Here’s a rundown of some of the best…

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

It’s difficult to watch a senior loved one age, especially as he or she begins to need more assistance with daily tasks. Some dependence will naturally be necessary simply because of the way the human body and mind ages. The good news is there are some ways you can encourage…

By Ron S., 9:00 am on December 26, 2019

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that impacts both motor skills and cognitive abilities. Therefore, exercising the mind is just as important as finding a great physical workout for the body. When looking for brain-stimulating games to add to your senior loved one’s weekly routine, consider the activities mentioned below. Charades…