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By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on May 22, 2020
According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, there’s no specific diet prescribed for people with Parkinson’s. However, it’s still important for seniors living with Parkinson’s disease to enjoy a healthy, balanced diet to handle their symptoms as well as possible. Here are some dietary guidelines to consider and recommend if you have…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on May 15, 2020
Getting older doesn’t mean sitting in a rocking chair for hours or taking naps all day. Many people look forward to old age because they’ll have time to engage in hobbies, travel, and be more active. Being active and healthy in old age is a realistic goal when individuals are…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on May 8, 2020
Age-related muscle loss, or sarcopenia, isn’t entirely avoidable. In fact, it starts around the age of 30 and gradually continues with each passing decade. However, it does tend to become more of an issue later in life. Despite not being completely avoidable, muscle loss may be minimized if you urge…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on April 24, 2020
Walking is an excellent way for seniors to pass the time and enjoy the fresh air and smells of nature. The light physical activity can also lower an aging adult’s risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and stroke. However, your senior loved one should practice the basic safety strategies below…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on April 17, 2020
Meaningful communication can and should continue with a senior loved one who has dementia as the condition progresses. At the same time, it’s important to be aware of how to appropriately adapt to changing behavior. To help you effectively manage this issue, here are some things not to say to…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on April 10, 2020
Millions of older adults can attest to the fact that sleeping patterns change with age. Some seniors cannot fall asleep easily, while others wake up frequently throughout the night. The number of hours of restful sleep may have decreased. There are many possible reasons for this change. 1. Circadian Rhythm…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on April 3, 2020
Coronavirus has left everyone scrambling to do what they can to protect the most vulnerable members of our population. Although no one can predict how a person’s body will respond to the virus, it’s clear that seniors and those who have health conditions are most likely to experience complications. Ideally,…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on March 27, 2020
You love your senior parent, and you want what’s best for him or her. Still, there may be times when he or she won’t listen to you, no matter how well-intentioned your advice or suggestions happen to be. While you may be frustrated by your parent’s stubbornness, there are ways…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on March 20, 2020
Physical activity can help older adults stay in good mental and physical shape, and making safety a top priority can prevent seniors from harming themselves when working out. Continue reading to learn about ways seniors can stay safe while exercising. 1. Follow Instructions Modifying exercises for your elderly parent may…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on March 13, 2020
Family caregivers are the backbone of support for seniors as they experience new changes in their health and abilities. The characteristics that make family caregivers so great allow them to provide compassionate care that motivates their senior loved ones to keep trying to maintain their health. That same can-do spirit…