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By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on May 24, 2018

Alzheimer’s is an incredibly complex disease, and doctors still have quite a bit to learn about it. This progressive disorder can be caused by many different factors, which is why seniors need to follow a comprehensive wellness plan that preserves their cognitive health. Here is a quick look at six…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on May 10, 2018

Choosing a caregiver for your aging loved one is a big step, which is why you should take some time to find the perfect person. You will need to conduct interviews and allow your loved one to be involved in the process. While on the search for a professional caregiver,…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on April 19, 2018

Family caregivers should do everything possible to help their elderly loved ones prevent falls, such as helping them build muscle strength, removing clutter from the pathways, and keeping the floors dry. However, seniors are more prone to slips and falls compared to other age groups due to their decreased bone…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on April 5, 2018

Parkinson’s disease is difficult to diagnose because symptoms may also be present in other medical conditions. However, the symptoms produced by Parkinson’s disease are easier to control when it is diagnosed in the early stages. Certain signs appear when the disease process initially develops. Recognizing the changes can help seniors…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on March 22, 2018

In its early stages, dementia can be difficult to recognize. Many of the first symptoms of dementia are hard to distinguish from the symptoms of ordinary aging. Here are a few warning signs of dementia that family caregivers should watch for.  Disruptive Memory Loss Memory loss is often the first…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on March 8, 2018

Finding the right home care company is essential for your senior loved one’s wellbeing. While it’s nice to have options, it can also be overwhelming to try to narrow them down and find the perfect home care company for your loved one. Ask the following questions to get the critical…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on February 15, 2018

Cardiovascular disease remains a major concern in the United States. In 2016, the American Heart Association reported more than 800,000 deaths occurred due to cardiovascular-related strokes. More than 500,000 of the cases were first-time instances. Strokes remain the sixth leading cause of death in the country. However, seniors can use…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on February 1, 2018

As people age, their dietary needs often change. There are certain foods seniors should avoid due to their high-fat or bacterial content. Here are eight foods aging adults should consider removing from their diets.  1. Sprouts Some healthy foods aren’t ideal for seniors. Sprouts are a prime example. They are…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on January 18, 2018

When aging adults require assistance with their daily lives, family caregivers likely need to choose between in-home care and assisted living. Your family should consider your loved one’s health and personal wishes when making the final decision. Here are some of the advantages in-home care has over assisted living facilities. …

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on January 4, 2018

Being a caregiver can be a difficult task, and family caregivers are at risk of experiencing burnout. A senior’s cognitive and physical abilities along with personality are some of the factors that may make the rewarding task stressful. However, there are several ways caregivers can protect themselves from experiencing burnout. …