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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…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on June 2, 2020

 1. Join Hobby Websites Seniors who have hobbies like woodworking, sewing, or cooking will be happy to know there are websites for just about every hobby out there. In addition to getting tips for engaging in their hobbies, seniors can join forums, message boards, and chat rooms where they speak…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on May 19, 2020

Depending on which stage of Alzheimer’s your senior loved one is going through, he or she may display aggressive behavior. Sometimes only gentle redirection is needed to quell aggression. However, at other times, you may need to consider alternative methods. Here are some ways to handle an aggressive senior with…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on May 5, 2020

Maintaining a good quality of life can help seniors manage stress, sleep better at night, boost their cognitive health, and increase their energy levels during the day. Family caregivers need to encourage activities and tasks that lead to good mental and physical health. Take a look at some of the…

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

Having more time can sometimes feel like a drawback when seniors don’t know what to do with those extra hours. Seniors who stay busy are more likely to feel happy and be healthier than those who allow themselves to become sedentary. These ideas can help your aging loved one get…