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By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on October 27, 2020

When your senior loved one is being released from the hospital, it’s essential to make his or her transition back home as smooth and stress free as possible. There are a number of ways to accomplish this and increase the odds of a positive outcome. Explain the Process Before heading…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on October 20, 2020

Asking for assistance is difficult for most seniors, which is why family caregivers need to be observant and step in as soon as their aging loved ones are unable to perform daily tasks. Failing to help a loved one in need could lead to severe accidents and health problems. Once…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on October 13, 2020

Even though Parkinson’s cannot be cured, there are ways seniors can try to handle and slow their symptoms. If your elderly loved one has Parkinson’s disease, implementing an exercise routine can delay the progression of certain motor symptoms. To help your loved one address his or her symptoms, here are…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on October 6, 2020

Being a caregiver for an aging parent can disrupt your life significantly. However, it doesn’t mean you need to automatically give up everything. How do you balance family responsibilities with your own personal needs? Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re a family caregiver. Being a Family…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on September 29, 2020

Many family caregivers go to great lengths to ensure they’re doing the best for their senior loved ones. However, some family caregivers may be doing their loved ones a disservice by continuing to believe certain myths about nutrition for aging adults. There are certain misconceptions about senior nutrition that have…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on September 22, 2020

As your senior loved one ages, it’s important to pay attention to his or her self-care. Many seniors reach a point, due to physical and mental health problems, where they’re no longer able to care for themselves. Elder self-neglect is a term that’s used when seniors aren’t able to meet…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on September 15, 2020

Nerves have a protective covering known as the myelin sheath. For unknown reasons, multiple sclerosis (MS) damages the sheath and creates plaque-like lesions. When this occurs, the normal transmission between nerves becomes disrupted or short-circuited, similar to what might happen when the rubber coating on wiring deteriorates. People with MS…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on September 8, 2020

Your senior loved one has reached the point where you know he or she needs help. Yet he or she may refuse to listen to your concerns. Seniors who prize their independence may refuse to accept help out of sheer pride. Others may fear what could happen if people they…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on August 25, 2020

Solitary living can take a toll on the mental and physical wellbeing of seniors, which is why it’s so important for them to maintain social bonds as they age. Here are seven ways seniors can stave off social isolation. 1. Get Help with Transportation For seniors who can no longer…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on August 18, 2020

If the senior loved one in your life is in a rut when it comes to daily routines, take this as a sign it’s time to mix things up with some new activities. What’s also good about doing this is getting the opportunity to explore options that are enjoyable and…