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By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on April 9, 2021
Incontinence is common as people age, but it can still be a delicate topic for seniors and their caregivers. If your aging parent is experiencing incontinence for the first time, it’s best to schedule a doctor’s appointment to identify any potential health issues that are contributing to his or her…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on March 26, 2021
Grooming may become more difficult with age, but it’s essential for maintaining hygiene. Seniors who aren’t able to perform certain tasks on their own may sometimes require assistance. Follow this checklist to make sure your senior loved one’s hygiene needs are met. Bathe Regularly Bathing is the most necessary aspect…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on March 19, 2021
Oral health impacts quality of life and overall health, which is why family caregivers need to focus on smart dental strategies for their senior loved ones. These tips can protect a senior’s teeth and lower the risk of some severe conditions. Below are essential oral hygiene tips to follow in…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on March 12, 2021
Many family caregivers don’t live in the same city or even the same province as their aging loved ones. With a little bit of planning and some foresight, you can ensure your loved one remains as healthy and comfortable as possible in between your visits. Here’s a quick look at…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on March 5, 2021
Aging in place is the preferred type of living arrangement for most people during their senior years. Being able to remain in their homes is beneficial for seniors with memory loss. Seniors can also practice social distancing for infection prevention more effectively in their own homes than in group living…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on February 26, 2021
Dementia can leave seniors feeling anxious, frustrated, and frightened, and it’s often the role of their caregivers to help them stay calm. However, this is easier said than done. Providing effective reassurance can help seniors manage the symptoms of dementia. Here are a few reasons reassurance is important in dementia…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on February 19, 2021
A stroke is one health event that should always be treated as an emergency. The risk of experiencing a disability or death goes up with each minute that passes after someone starts to show symptoms. Although seniors are at higher risk for strokes, younger people can also experience them. Fortunately,…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on February 12, 2021
Many seniors are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, but the good news is there are steps aging adults can take to stave off the disease. Healthy lifestyle choices are natural prevention methods that can boost overall health and lower the risk of various age-related conditions, including Parkinson’s. Continue reading…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on February 5, 2021
Too much stress can harm caregivers’ health and quality of life, which is why they need to find ways to ease their minds and make their caregiving roles as stress-free as possible. The pressure and tension associated with caregiving can increase the odds of heart disease, mental disorders, cognitive problems,…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on January 29, 2021
Technology offers many benefits for seniors, but many have yet to jump on the social media bandwagon. While social media may seem a little intimidating at first, it is easy to use once a profile is set up. In fact, getting involved with social media provides seniors with many benefits…