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By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on May 26, 2022

Good nutrition is an important part of healthy aging. If your senior loved one loses his or her appetite, nutritional deficiencies can quickly develop if he or she fails to eat enough nutrient-dense foods. Here are some reasons your loved one may lose his or her appetite and what you…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on May 12, 2022

As adults get older, they may experience a variety of age-related challenges. However, some changes may signal the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. By recognizing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease early, you can help your senior loved one boost his or her cognitive health and enjoy a high quality of life….

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on April 28, 2022

In 2011, approximately 43 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer were over age 65. The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age, but there are a few measures elderly women can take to stave off the condition. Here are a few tips to help your senior loved one…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on April 14, 2022

Gardening is one of the healthiest activities seniors can participate in. Getting out in the sun, being active, and reaping the tasty and nutritional benefits are all solid reasons your senior loved one should consider gardening as a hobby. Here are some specific physical benefits your loved one can gain….

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on March 31, 2022

For many seniors, getting the appropriate amount of sleep at night can be challenging. Instead of falling asleep immediately, they tend to toss and turn all night long. As people age, their sleep schedules often change, not always for the better. Here’s a look at the types of sleep and…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on March 17, 2022

Anger is a perplexing emotion for family caregivers to decipher when their senior loved ones with dementia lash out. Your loved one may suddenly begin to exhibit anger when you thought everything was fine or tend to be in a foul mood at a specific time of day. Understanding what…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on February 24, 2022

With chronic liver disease increasing among the elderly population, preventative measures to protect this vital organ may reduce the risk of developing the condition, which often goes undiagnosed in seniors. Since everything that’s consumed, including medication, eventually makes its way through the liver, it’s important to take steps to maintain…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on February 10, 2022

People who are in their senior years are at the greatest risk for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which can leave them facing long-lasting challenges with memory and thinking capabilities. Severe or multiple TBIs have also been linked to the development of dementia. For this reason, it’s important for seniors and…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on January 27, 2022

Maintaining their balance and moving freely is difficult for seniors living with Parkinson’s, which is a neurodegenerative disorder. To increase their mobility and slow the progression of the disease, seniors should continue exercising. Below are some of the best coordination exercises for Parkinson’s and details about how each activity is…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on January 13, 2022

As more and more adult children are assisting with in-home care for their elderly parents, they’re encountering the stressfulness of dementia and Alzheimer’s more frequently. Part of the reason more children are having to learn how to manage the stresses associated with these ailments is that more seniors are choosing…