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By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on May 4, 2021

Family caregivers might have to prepare ready bags for every occasion, especially in case of emergency situations. The items in the bag are often essential for a senior’s health. Ready bags should also have items family caregivers need. Here’s a look at 10 items every caregiver ready bag should have….

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on April 20, 2021

More than 30 percent of adults 65 and older have diabetes, according to an estimate by the Hormone Health Network. If you have a senior loved one living with diabetes, exercise is commonly recommended to maintain optimal health and keep symptoms in check. Here are six of the top exercises…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on April 6, 2021

If you’re seeing changes in your elderly relative’s behavior, don’t automatically assume he or she is developing dementia or another serious condition. Family caregivers can expect to see a variety of differences in their senior loved ones’ personalities and behaviors as they grow older. To optimize your loved one’s health…

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

The health of family caregivers is just as important as the health of their senior loved ones. When caregivers don’t live healthy and positive lives, their wellbeing could be put in jeopardy. Here are some of the reasons family caregivers need to remain positive, regardless of how difficult times may…

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

Your senior loved one can start making lifestyle changes today that increase his or her longevity and independence. These changes should coincide with his or her current living arrangements and physical and mental abilities. Take a look at some of the top lifestyle changes older adults should make. Socialize Seniors…

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…