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By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on August 11, 2020

Shedding unwanted pounds is normally a good thing. However, it can be reason for concern if it’s unexpected or something your elderly parent doesn’t need to do. Take a moment to learn about some of the possible reasons your parent is suddenly losing weight. Medication Side Effects Medications seniors commonly…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on August 4, 2020

A good night’s rest can be elusive for some seniors. Common sleep problems such as insomnia make it difficult to fall and stay asleep, causing them to feel tired and irritable during the day. Identifying and treating common sleep issues can help your aging loved one enjoy more of each…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on July 28, 2020

Regardless of age, everybody needs some support now and then. This is especially true for older adults living with some of the challenges that tend to occur in the later years of life. A good starting point for seniors is to rely on family members and friends for support. But…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on July 21, 2020

It’s easy to become so engrossed in caring for an older loved one that you put your own care needs on the back burner. Neglecting your own needs can become a problem if you become physically, mentally, or emotionally exhausted—which won’t be good for either you or the family member…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on July 14, 2020

During any stage of life, it’s a good idea to pay attention to both physical and mental wellbeing. But when it comes time to provide care for an older loved one, more attention is often paid to his or her more obvious physical needs. Today, we’re going to focus on…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on July 7, 2020

People with dementia reach a point in life where they may not always be able to make safe decisions. Dementia symptoms include memory loss and difficulty with depth perception and reasoning. As these worsen, you’ll need to adjust your senior loved one’s care plan to make sure he or she…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on June 23, 2020

Emotional health for seniors is sometimes overlooked, since physical issues tend to be more obvious. Seniors may also hide negative emotions such as guilt or despair. Spending time with your senior loved one helps you see when he or she is facing emotional challenges. You can also use these ideas…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on June 16, 2020

According to the National Institutes of Health, many seniors today report feeling satisfied with their lives. This is certainly a good thing, but there are many factors that can affect an older adult’s outlook on life, which is why some seniors need a gentle reminder about ways they can remain…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on June 9, 2020

Tens of thousands of people care for older loved ones and consider the role a privilege and rewarding. However, caring for a loved one also presents a number of challenges that often create stress. A variety of strategies can make the task easier and more enjoyable for both you and…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on June 2, 2020

Age-related cognitive decline can be slowed down by following healthy lifestyle habits, but most seniors still experience some changes in their thinking and reasoning abilities. Your senior loved one’s care plan should include strategies to manage age-related cognitive decline so he or she stays safe. Make sure to monitor any…