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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…

By Ben Isaac, 9:00 am on January 28, 2021

Being able to walk around, move without pain, and manage small movements helps elderly people take care of themselves and enjoy their hobbies. Though mobility loss can occur as a person ages, there are many ways to maintain or restore mobility even when living with a health condition such as…

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…