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By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on February 16, 2021

Many family caregivers leave their jobs to care for their elderly loved ones, and quitting a full-time job or working part-time can have some financial downsides. Without a regular source of income, the stress of caregiving can become more intense. Thankfully, there are a few ways family caregivers can make…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on February 2, 2021

Seniors often experience some level of hearing loss, which can make it difficult for them to interact with others. Senior hearing loss is caused by changes in the inner ear that come with age, or it can be caused by damage or illnesses that affect the ears. Certain types of…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on January 19, 2021

Seniors are the targets of scammers who use kindness for their personal gain. There are many scams in action today, and your aging loved one is at risk for being targeted by a nefarious telemarketer, door-to-door salesperson, or even an email campaign. While you might not be able to stop…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on January 5, 2021

As people age, their physical abilities may start to diminish, which can make it difficult to live independently. By taking some additional safety precautions and putting in assistive equipment, caregivers and aging adults can prevent injuries and ensure greater home safety. The following tips can start family caregivers on their…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on December 22, 2020

Older adults are always encouraged to participate in aerobic exercise such as walking for heart health. Now, a growing body of research suggests strength training may be even more important. Along with supporting heart health, weight lifting and resistance training can help elderly people fight age-related muscle loss, slow the…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on December 8, 2020

Most older adults aren’t going to put up too much of a fight if you suggest they eat a little dark chocolate from time to time. However, dark chocolate isn’t just a tasty treat. It also offers a variety of health benefits for people over 65. Here is a list…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on November 17, 2020

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Although the risk of developing heart disease increases with age, there are many things your elderly loved one can do to keep his or her heart healthy. Here are a…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on November 3, 2020

Eating a well-balanced diet is a great way to keep the body functioning optimally. There are many foods and drinks seniors can consume to strengthen their immune systems and prevent the flu. Here are some foods and drinks to include in your senior loved one’s diet during flu season.  1….

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on October 20, 2020

As dementia progresses and cognitive decline increases, it becomes difficult for seniors to communicate and connect with the world around them. Sometimes people describe a loved one as an “empty shell” as memory loss gets worse, but the truth is it just requires using new ways to bond and connect….

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on October 6, 2020

A common memory condition affecting seniors, Alzheimer’s disease is easier to treat when it’s detected in its early stages, which is why family caregivers and their senior loved ones should be on alert for symptoms of the disease. To ensure you’re able to detect Alzheimer’s in your loved one, read…