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By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on October 30, 2020
Medication isn’t the only way to manage dementia symptoms. Research suggests dietary changes play a significant role in minimizing the symptoms of the condition. Families can make changes in how and what their senior loved ones eat. Doing so has many positive benefits beyond symptom management, such as increased energy,…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on October 23, 2020
Disorganized homes make it difficult for seniors to find what they need. Living in a disheveled environment generates unnecessary stress and places aging adults at higher risk for getting hurt, but organizing their homes can seem like a daunting task when they’ve accumulated a lot of items over the years….
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on October 16, 2020
Discussing money can be uncomfortable regardless of who you’re talking about it with. However, there comes a point where you may need to step in and ensure your aging parent’s finances are in order. But how do you begin this conversation without prompting your parent to get defensive or upset?…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on October 9, 2020
Some forgetfulness is normal for seniors, but you still need to be alert for signs it’s causing a problem with your older loved one’s wellbeing. Forgetfulness can lead to serious problems, such as medication mix-ups and malnutrition. Your loved one could also forget to pay bills on time or fail…
By Lindsey Fancy, 5:00 am on September 25, 2020
Seniors have a particularly high risk of breaking bones because the natural growth of bone tissue slows with age. Without a proper diet, bones become brittle and less dense as we get older. To prevent osteoporosis, many doctors recommend that seniors ingest more calcium, which builds bone cells, and vitamin…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on September 18, 2020
Even a relatively minor surgical procedure can have a major impact on a senior’s physical and mental health. If your aging loved one has an operation coming up, you need to spend some time getting him or her ready for the procedure. With a little bit of preparation, you can…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on September 11, 2020
Living with vision impairment can be challenging for anyone, but it’s especially difficult for seniors. The following activities can help your aging loved one overcome visual impairment and have some fun.  Visiting with Friends Seniors often love to visit with friends and family members and tell stories of days gone…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on September 4, 2020
Motivating a senior loved one to accept assistance from others can be challenging, whether that help comes from you, other family members, or a professional caregiver. However, without aid from others, your loved one’s mental, physical, and emotional health could be at risk. To make the process less stressful, use…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on August 28, 2020
Doing home improvement projects can help seniors maintain a sense of purpose. These easy, fun-filled home projects are suitable for most aging adults and can make the home more comfortable.  1. Memory Boards A simple corkboard or magnet-friendly chalkboard can become a treasured home décor item with just a few…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on August 21, 2020
The aging process is different for every senior. Some older adults require less assistance than others, but it’s up to family caregivers to step in when necessary and prevent accidents, injuries, and other health problems. Below are some factors families can consider to determine their senior loved ones’ care needs….