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By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on January 14, 2021

Family caregiving allows you to provide your senior loved one with the care he or she needs at home. However, this responsibility could end up taking a toll on your own health and wellbeing. Finding support can ease your stress and ensure you have the energy and motivation to care…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on December 31, 2020

Many people think dementia mostly just causes memory loss, but this complex neurological condition can also cause unusual symptoms such as hallucinations. These hallucinations can include seeing, smelling, or hearing things that aren’t there, and they’re most common in seniors with dementia due to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or Lewy bodies. Not…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on December 17, 2020

Though nutritional experts recommend following a healthy diet at any age, this suggestion becomes increasingly important when people reach their senior years. Many elderly people aren’t able to manage their diets and meal preparation without assistance, which makes it important for family caregivers to focus closely on providing the nutrients…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on November 26, 2020

Studies continue to show loneliness and depression in the elderly can increase the risk of certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure and heart disease, but sometimes these emotions can be overcome with a little work and perseverance. If your elderly loved one is facing loneliness and depression, here…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on November 12, 2020

Almost 75 percent of strokes occur in people over 65, and the risk increases by more than double every 10 years after a person turns 55. Seniors can have strokes without much warning, but there are a few signs to watch for and important steps to take right away. Look…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on October 29, 2020

Adopting healthy habits for daily living can boost health and prevent disease. However, many of the “good” habits seniors think are promoting their health are actually having a negative impact. Here are a few “healthy” habits that can have negative effects.  Eating Low-Fat Foods Most low-fat foods replace the fat…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on October 15, 2020

Memory loss is difficult not only for the senior who is experiencing it but also for family members who are witnessing their aging loved one’s memory starting to fade. Although it can be a challenge, it’s still possible to build meaningful connections with aging adults who are experiencing memory loss….

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on September 24, 2020

Aging in place is growing in popularity as more seniors are voicing their desire to stay at home as they age instead of moving to nursing homes or assisted living facilities. However, changes in a senior’s abilities can make living at home independently difficult or dangerous. When families are unable…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on September 10, 2020

Family caregivers may find it difficult to talk about legal matters with their aging loved ones, especially if their loved ones are reluctant to discuss such matters. However, postponing these discussions can impede family caregivers’ ability to make important decisions for their loved ones and lead to unnecessarily long, costly…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on August 27, 2020

More than any other age group, seniors tend to feel lonely and isolated. Many live alone, and their friends, spouses, and other contemporaries may have moved or passed away. They have most likely retired from their jobs, and their children are grown and out of the home. Loneliness can lead…