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By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on September 24, 2021
Seniors are often advised to drink more water, as it helps them stave off a number of health issues. Here are five reasons hydration is so important for older adults and why they should increase their water intake.    1. Enhances Cognitive Functioning Cognitive function is enhanced when the brain…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on September 17, 2021
Dementia can affect more than just memory. It can also affect visual-spatial skills. Visual-spatial abilities allow seniors to see and comprehend the things around them, including the locations and sizes of objects, which means aging adults with visual-spatial problems may have a difficult time driving, perceiving depth, reading, and locating…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on September 10, 2021
If you’re taking care of a senior loved one who has Alzheimer’s, you need to make sure the environment is safe. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia, and while your loved one may be able to make his or her needs known, his or her reasoning skills may be…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on September 3, 2021
Elderly people who have had strokes may be unable to enjoy the same foods they did before the strokes. Stroke-related neurological issues may cause difficulty with chewing and swallowing, and stroke survivors may be unable to eat healthy foods such as raw fruits and vegetables. Fortunately, there are many other…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on August 27, 2021
Seniors are readmitted to the hospital every day for reasons that are completely preventable. Although you might not be able to keep your aging loved one from catching a cold, there are a lot of things you can do to stop him or her from getting hurt or seriously ill…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on August 20, 2021
Aging can cause seniors to experience a variety of changes, including the loss of mobility. This is one of the reasons elderly people are less active than younger adults. Here are some exercises, changes, and activities that can boost mobility in the golden years.  1. Engage in Physical Activity Joining…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on August 13, 2021
Some individuals are able to maintain their cognitive health and memories well into their golden years, while others experience cognitive decline. In either case, here are a few techniques older adults can use to boost their memory and cognitive function.  Quit Trying to Remember Most people experience instances of trying…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on August 6, 2021
Some family caregivers are put into roles they’re not prepared for, and others never receive the support they need when caring for their senior loved ones. Both of these situations could cause family caregivers to turn to substance abuse as a way to handle their emotions. However, this puts their…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on July 30, 2021
Simply having dementia doesn’t mean your older loved one will have unexpected mood swings or outbursts of anger. That being said, it’s possible for such behaviour to become an issue in seniors with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, that normally progress and trigger increasingly severe symptoms as more…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on July 23, 2021
At some point during their lives, many seniors will need long-term care while living at home. Here are the top reasons your senior loved one might need this type of care at some point. 1. Chronic Diseases Health and quality of life can be impacted heavily by a chronic illness….