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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….

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on October 20, 2020

Affecting 26 million adults, including many seniors, kidney disease can often be managed through a combination of medication and diet. Foods rich in antioxidants that fend off cell-damaging irregular molecules should be at the heart of any diet for seniors with kidney disease. Here are a few suggestions. Red Bell…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on October 6, 2020

Many people think Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are interchangeable terms, but even though these conditions are related, they’re not the same thing. Dementia is a brain disorder affecting communication and the ability to perform everyday activities, while Alzheimer’s disease is a specific form of dementia affecting the parts of the…

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

According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, around 15 percent of seniors over 60 don’t get the recommended 2.4 daily micrograms of vitamin B12 from food sources, which is compounded by the body’s increased difficulty absorbing the vitamin with age. You already…

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

Many family members selflessly care for elderly loved ones on a daily basis. However, in time, caregivers can feel exhausted and stressed, which leads to becoming easily irritated, frustrated, impatient, and, ultimately, burned out. Here are five of the most common reasons for caregiver burnout. Knowing the causes may help…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on August 18, 2020

Many seniors experience slip and fall accidents each year, which could lead to broken bones and other serious health issues. As people age, their bodies go through many physical changes that affect their mobility, vision, and mental abilities, which makes falling more likely. Here are some of the ways exercise…