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By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on June 24, 2021

Experts say that at least 1 of 5 people will experience some form of dementia in their lifetime. In the past, dementia was just part of growing old, and there was little understanding of the diseases that cause dementia in an otherwise perfectly healthy person. However, today they know more…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on June 10, 2021

While elder abuse is an often-discussed issue among the elderly and their loved ones, financial abuse is just as important yet not so verbally prevalent. It’s important to keep the aging population safe—physically, emotionally and financially—and here are a few tips for how adult children can protect their aging parents…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on May 27, 2021

Dementia is a medical condition characterized by a loss of memory and cognitive skills. However, seniors don’t necessarily have dementia just because they misplace their car keys or forget the names of old acquaintances. Dementia is a complex disorder that can share some similarities with other medical issues. The symptoms…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on May 13, 2021

Many seniors live healthy, productive lives in their advanced years. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 21.7 percent of adults over the age of 65 are in poor health. These seniors may become fatigued on a regular basis. There are a variety of reasons elderly people experience…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on April 29, 2021

Your to-do list as a caregiver can quickly become a mile long if you don’t take action. At first, your tasks might seem reasonable. Tossing in an extra load of laundry or bringing your senior loved one a meal occasionally might not seem like a big deal. Over time, those…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on April 15, 2021

More than one in four seniors has diabetes, and many of them don’t even know their bodies have difficulty regulating blood sugar levels. Your aging loved one should be screened for diabetes during regular medical appointments, and you should help him or her schedule an appointment if he or she…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on March 25, 2021

If your senior loved one enjoys watching birds up close, all he or she needs to do is feed them, and they’ll come. Creating a bird feeder doesn’t have to be a difficult task. In fact, there are many DIY bird feeder ideas your loved one can choose from.  1….

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on March 11, 2021

Having Alzheimer’s disease is already challenging enough, but the stigma surrounding this condition can make it even more difficult. Many seniors don’t get diagnosed promptly because they’re too scared to seek help when they notice symptoms, and the stigma can make it difficult for seniors to get the respect and…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on February 25, 2021

The mental and emotional aspects of aging can take a toll on seniors and their family caregivers. However, caregivers need to remain calm and understanding at all times. Here are some tips to help family caregivers address their senior loved ones’ behavioral changes. Determine the Issue Although behavioral changes are…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on February 11, 2021

When it comes to progressive diseases such as Parkinson’s, determining an individual’s life expectancy can be quite complicated. There are many different factors to consider, and every senior reacts to treatment differently. Here’s a look at exactly what idiopathic Parkinson’s is and a few of the factors that impact how…