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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…

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

Quitting smoking is one of the best things aging adults can do for their health, and they’re likely to notice immediate benefits. However, getting an older adult to stop smoking can be a frustrating process, which is why you need to come up with a long-term plan for your senior…

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

Sleep problems are one Alzheimer’s symptom you may need to address as a family caregiver. Seniors in general tend to have difficulty sleeping, but Alzheimer’s disease adds to the challenge by altering comfort levels and behavior patterns. Sleep problems are best handled by using several different strategies to get your…

By Will Frederick, 9:00 am on February 18, 2020

Crafting is a great way to spend time with your elderly loved one. Seniors benefit from participating in activities that give them a sense of purpose, and they feel proud of what they make. These six crafts are awesome for seniors because they’re easily adaptable to fit different needs, and…

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

Less than 20 percent of seniors in the United States receive regular cognitive assessments, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. However, every 65 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. If you have a loved one showing signs of cognitive decline, this doesn’t necessarily mean he or she…

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

It’s not unusual for adults to face both psychological and social issues as they get older. Some of these issues are biological, while others are mental or related to life changes more likely to affect older adults. Below, you’ll find a discussion of six of the more common psychosocial aspects…