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By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on June 8, 2021

If you’re an Alzheimer’s caregiver, you may find yourself feeling frustrated from time to time. Your senior loved one’s behaviors may not make much sense to you. He or she may try to argue with you, or you may feel like there’s not enough time to do things around the…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on May 25, 2021

Parkinson’s disease can have an extreme impact on the physical aspects of your aging loved one’s life. While early symptoms may be mild, late-stage Parkinson’s could significantly affect his or her quality of life. Here are some common physical effects of Parkinson’s disease.  Muscle Rigidity Muscle rigidity causes stiff muscles,…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on May 18, 2021

Keeping your senior loved one’s blood sugar within the targets recommended by his or her primary care physician is essential for good health and staving off heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems, vision loss, and various long-term conditions. It can also enhance your parent’s mood and energy levels. Below are tips…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on May 11, 2021

Caring for your senior loved one’s feet can reduce the risk of serious infections. Seniors often have poor circulation and are at higher risk for infections in the lower legs and feet than younger adults. Having a daily care routine and proper footwear are two ways you can help your…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on May 4, 2021

Taking privileges away from your senior parent is never something you want to do. In fact, bringing up your loved one’s driving might make you feel like you’re overstepping your boundaries. The truth is you need to bring up anything your loved one does that seems unsafe, and many seniors…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on April 27, 2021

Nutrition is an important concern as your senior loved one ages. When you think about it, there’s a lot that goes into preparing a healthy meal. Between grocery shopping, chopping ingredients, and doing all the cleanup, seniors might face difficulty with any or all of the steps required to put…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on April 20, 2021

Sensory loss is one of the changes that happens with aging that many people don’t fully understand. If you’ve ever been sick and lost your sense of smell or taste, you have some idea of what it’s like to lose the senses you’ve relied on all your life. For seniors,…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on April 13, 2021

An estimated five million people in the United States live with heart failure, and more than three million of these individuals are over the age of 65. When someone has heart failure, it means his or her heart doesn’t pump strongly enough to get the blood throughout the body. Caring…

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…