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By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on September 16, 2021

Seniors who are underweight may be at risk for weakness, infections, and fatigue. If your aging loved one is unable to gain weight, you need to find out why so you can intervene. Here are some ways you can help your loved one gain weight.  Encourage Exercise Many older adults…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on August 26, 2021

Cognitive impairment and memory dysfunction are common after a stroke. Participating in hobbies that were once easy may become challenging due to the neurological damage caused by the event. However, doing cognitive activities can boost memory and problem-solving abilities. Here are some cognitive exercises your senior loved one can take…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on August 12, 2021

When it comes to general health, people often pay close attention to diet and exercise, but they don’t consider sleep to be quite as important. A lack of high-quality sleep can lead to several mental and physical issues for seniors. The older people get, the more difficult it is to…

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

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is described as a progressive nervous system disorder. According to ParkinsonsDisease.net, PD affects about 1 percent of adults 65 and older. For this reason, the biggest risk factor associated with PD is age. But what are some other causes of Parkinson’s in the elderly and common risk…

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

Your senior loved one may start to notice that he or she gets sick more often and that illnesses last longer. At first, your loved one may feel baffled when he or she needs another round of antibiotics or a minor case of the sniffles turns into pneumonia. However, your…

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…