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By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on April 6, 2021

Dignity is a powerful emotion that helps seniors feel as though their lives have value. The changes that occur in the senior years could cause your elderly parent’s dignity to be replaced by a sense of futility and embarrassment. Since everyone undergoes some type of health change or loss of…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on March 23, 2021

Being a caregiver can be a challenging job, and those who are overworked can end up facing a great deal of stress. Excessive stress can harm a caregiver’s physical and mental health. It’s important for caregivers to take breaks and manage their own stress levels because their stress could end…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on March 16, 2021

By the time people reach their senior years, they have decades of experience with brushing and flossing their teeth. However, changes in their health can alter everything seniors thought they knew about keeping a healthy smile. Implementing these six tips helps you keep your elderly loved one’s pearly whites as…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on March 9, 2021

Promoting independence in an aging loved one with dementia could boost his or her brain function and self-esteem. When your loved one takes on more tasks, it could free up some of your time and reduce caregiver-related stress. Therefore, you need to find ways to keep your parent self-reliant. Below…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on March 2, 2021

Being responsible for someone else’s care is emotionally taxing. At some point, family caregivers are tasked with making major decisions that impact their senior loved ones’ daily lives. While figuring out what to eat for lunch might be simple, making decisions about end-of-life care, living arrangements, and how to handle…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on February 23, 2021

As people age, their eyesight often diminishes. Certain health conditions can cause blurred vision, double vision, diminished peripheral vision, and even total blindness. Here are five leading causes of blindness in the elderly and how you can help your aging loved one manage these vision issues. 1. Glaucoma Glaucoma refers…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on February 16, 2021

Dancing is an activity that’s easily modified to meet a senior’s needs and ability levels. Seniors who are still mobile can benefit from having partners help them balance as they move across the dance floor. Those who use wheelchairs or walkers can still enjoy moving to the music in whatever…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on February 9, 2021

With age, your senior loved one’s memory may begin to decrease due to altered connections in his or her brain cells. However, keeping the mind and body active are great ways to increase vitality, build reserves of brain cells and connections, and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Here are…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on February 2, 2021

Most strokes occur in adults 65 and older, according to statistics reported by the CDC. Older adults also have a higher risk of having a reduced quality of life after a stroke than what’s common with younger stroke survivors. This is just one of the reasons it’s important to identify…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on January 26, 2021

The kitchen can pose a range of safety issues for seniors, from slippery floors to tangled cords. Being able to prevent accidents in the kitchen can help your aging loved one live more independently. Making the following easy modifications can keep your loved one safer when he or she is…