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By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on August 4, 2020

A Harvard University study suggests adopting certain lifestyle behaviors may boost life expectancy by 12–14 years. These findings support similar research results when it comes to the connection between maintaining a generally healthy lifestyle and making aging easier during the later years of life. Below are five lifestyle habits you’ll…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on July 21, 2020

The digestive system is responsible for breaking down food so the body can use it for the energy it needs to function well. However, the process of aging can affect this vital system, sometimes in ways that seriously impact daily quality of life. On a positive note, there are steps…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on June 16, 2020

A significant amount of senior stroke survivors will experience recurrent strokes, which is why they need to follow the recovery plans recommended by their medical providers. As a family caregiver, you can ensure your elderly loved one takes the steps necessary to increase blood circulation and boost quality of life…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on June 2, 2020

Dementia is a broad term that encompasses conditions that affect cognitive abilities and other functions, and it’s often progressive in nature. This means you need to have a solid plan in place when caring for someone with a dementia-related condition. One way to do this is by keeping in mind…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on May 19, 2020

Caring for a senior with Parkinson’s can be stressful, but developing a proper care plan could make tasks more manageable. Families should speak with their aging loved ones’ doctors and learn as much about the disease as possible, including effective caregiving strategies. Below are some tips families can use when caring for loved ones with Parkinson’s.

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on May 5, 2020

For many older adults, mobility issues can have an impact on quality of life by affecting the ability to participate in favorite activities and stay socially engaged. Seniors sometimes shift to less active lifestyles when they experience reduced mobility because they believe it’s something they have to accept, but this is rarely the case. In fact, there are ways you can help a senior loved one with mobility issues. Some suggestions are offered below.

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on April 21, 2020

Because people living with dementia often experience communication problems and mood swings, fairly harmless comments from others can cause major breakdowns or arguments. Knowing how to better communicate with people with dementia can help family caregivers have more positive interactions. Here are a few things you should never say to…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on April 7, 2020

Reducing the risk of coronavirus is the best way to avoid the possibility of getting severely sick from it. Seniors are included in the high-risk category for coronavirus due to their weaker immune systems and higher rates of serious health issues. Although you might not be able to heal your…

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

Regular doctor visits can help physicians catch conditions early on, when they’re more treatable. Your senior parent should be honest with his or her doctor and never shy away from asking questions. Below are some of the concerns seniors should address with their doctors. 1. Chest Pain Chest pain could…