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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…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on August 13, 2020

The National Alliance for Caregiving cites a study suggesting living just an hour away from an aging loved one can make providing care more complex. Responding to care needs for a loved one who doesn’t live nearby can also make you feel as if you’re not doing enough. Fortunately, there…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on July 30, 2020

Many seniors today are choosing to talk to counselors to work through the changes that occur in their lives. Your senior loved one may need some encouragement to visit a counselor, since some seniors grew up in a time when mental health issues carried some degree of stigma. Share these…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on June 25, 2020

The type of assistance older adults need depends on their current health conditions and limitations, their finances, and their support systems. Some seniors may need transportation assistance, while others require constant care from their loved ones or in-home caregivers. Continue reading to learn what seniors need help with most and…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on June 11, 2020

Aging is often considered a term that simply means getting older. While this is one way to look at it, aging can also be broken down into three distinct categories: biological, psychological, and social. All these aspects of aging are related in one way or another, but let’s look at…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on May 28, 2020

The progression of Parkinson’s disease often involves changes in a person’s eating habits. These changes can be due to medication side effects such as nausea, or your senior loved one may begin to have difficulty with chewing and swallowing. As your loved one’s caregiver, you can use these tips to…