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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…

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

When taking care of an elderly loved one, communication is key, and it’s important to have a strategy to establish how effective communication will take place between you and your loved one. Rather than going into the situation unprepared, knowing the best ways to communicate with your parent will be…

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

If you’re caring for a senior loved one with lung disease, it’s important to understand the various types of lung ailments and the most common treatments for each one. Many lung ailments can be treated successfully, especially if treatment starts early. Encourage your loved one to see the doctor on…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on August 4, 2020

Managing someone else’s healthcare is a huge responsibility. Your senior loved one may depend on you to comprehend what he or she cannot or need you to find out how to plan his or her care after a new diagnosis. These strategies can help you communicate with healthcare professionals as…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on July 21, 2020

Oftentimes, the goal of dementia care is to slow the progression of symptoms and maintain quality of life as much as possible. To achieve this goal, aging adults with dementia-related conditions typically have treatment plans that include both medicinal and non-drug treatments. Non-drug treatments, such as the ones discussed below,…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on July 7, 2020

Technically considered a hormone because it can be produced in the skin through sunlight exposure, vitamin D offers an assortment of health benefits for seniors. One of the lesser-known ones is the ability to help with recovery from a hip fracture. Here’s what you need to know about the role…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on June 16, 2020

Hoarding is a compulsive behavior that can affect people of all ages. However, some seniors with dementia develop hoarding habits if preexisting personality traits are magnified by the dementia itself. Such behaviors may also be associated with dementia-related insecurity, anger, or confusion, but they can still be worrisome for family…