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By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on April 6, 2021

Although minor episodes of forgetfulness can be frustrating for aging adults, they’re typically a normal part of getting older and shouldn’t be cause for great concern. However, if your aging loved one is experiencing frequent or severe memory lapses, these may be an early indicator of a more serious condition…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on March 16, 2021

Bad habits can have a negative impact on health regardless of age. For seniors, the impact of smoking, living a sedentary lifestyle, or eating unhealthy foods is compounded by age. With each passing year, it becomes more and more important for seniors to quit bad habits. Here are a few…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on March 2, 2021

Disagreements are common among family caregivers, especially siblings. The different personalities can trigger negative emotions and lead to arguments. For your aging loved one’s safety and wellbeing, you and your siblings need to get along and work together. Below you’ll find tips that can help siblings handle conflicts when caring…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on February 16, 2021

While consuming healthy snacks is important for people of all ages, it’s especially essential for the elderly. Nutritious snacks can help seniors stay healthy so they can enjoy their golden years. Here are some healthy snacks to offer your elderly loved one and a few facts about how they can…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on February 2, 2021

Today, women make up the highest percentage of dementia caregivers, and many are also juggling multiple roles, such as caring for young children and working on careers. While there are many advantages to having extra time to spend with your senior loved one, you may sometimes wonder how you’ll ever…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on January 19, 2021

Hearing impairment is common among seniors, but there are steps they can take to potentially preserve their hearing. Here are some tips to help your senior loved one prevent damage to his or her ears. Use Hearing Aids Regularly If your loved one wears hearing aids, using them properly can…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on January 5, 2021

One of the top causes of death among seniors is recurrent strokes, which is why the recovery process from an initial stroke is extremely important. Recovery depends on various factors, such as the extent of the brain injury and the type of treatment. To prevent another stroke, family caregivers need…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on December 22, 2020

Anxiety, agitation, and aggressive behavior are common among seniors with Alzheimer’s, often becoming increasingly frequent as the disease progresses. For caregivers, such outbursts can be frustrating, especially since it can take a while to calm seniors down after periods of increased agitation or uncharacteristic aggression. One way to manage such…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on December 8, 2020

Family caregivers should learn all they can about any new medications their senior loved ones are taking. The best way to do this is by asking the right questions at the pharmacy. Before you take your loved one’s prescriptions home, always make sure to know exactly what they are, how…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on November 17, 2020

Although drinking caffeinated beverages in moderation may have little to no effect on most seniors, an overabundance of this compound can lead to a host of serious health complications. Here is a list of possible health risks for your elderly loved one if he or she consumes too much caffeine….