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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 22, 2021

Providing long-term care for a loved one is an act of compassion that offers many benefits for everyone involved. However, the stress experienced by caregivers can sometimes lead to health problems if the proper measures aren’t taken to avoid physical and emotional strain. Here are five ways caregiving could be…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 8, 2021

As your senior loved one’s Alzheimer’s progresses, you may find that communication becomes more challenging as your loved one loses his or her train of thought or has difficulty finding the right words to say. While it’s often difficult, emotional, and even frustrating to watch a loved one face challenges…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 17, 2021

The freedom to be able to drive wherever you want to go is one of the great pleasures of life. However, as people age, new challenges arise that can make driving more dangerous, both for seniors and for others on the road. Because these challenges often occur gradually, many seniors…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 3, 2021

It’s never too late to quit smoking. Even seniors can obtain health benefits from smoking cessation. Here are six reasons your senior loved one needs to quit smoking to enjoy better health.  1. Reduce Heart Attack Risk Smoking is one of the most significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease and…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 20, 2021

The neurological disorder known as Parkinson’s is common in adults over the age of 60 due to a combination of external and genetic factors. If your aging loved one has developed the disease, you’ll need to make adjustments to preserve many of his or her abilities and boost his or…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 6, 2021

People of all ages should strive to follow a diet rich in vitamins and nutrients. However, many aging adults have specific nutritional needs, and they may need to be more conscientious about their daily nutrient intake. Here are some of the most vital nutrients for seniors. Calcium & Vitamin D …

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 23, 2021

Elder abuse is more likely to happen to seniors whose relatives live far away and can’t see them regularly. However, you might not know someone is abusing your elderly relative until the problem has reached serious levels. Following these six tips for checking for abuse helps you know your loved…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 9, 2021

Growing old leads to a slower metabolism and the loss of muscle mass. These things, as well as poor eating habits, contribute to weight gain in seniors. However, older adults can use the following tips to lose weight.  1. Limit Sugar Consumption Foods full of sugar offer little nutritional value…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 18, 2021

After a senior loved one experiences a stroke, he or she may have a lengthy recovery period ahead, although these days the ultimate prognosis for recovery is often quite good, especially if the stroke was mild. After stroke survivors leave the hospital, the amount and type of care they need…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 4, 2021

The decrease in physical capacity as people age is often due to a sedentary lifestyle. Scientists studying the aging process have shown that regular moderate exercise can reduce or even reverse age-related physical and cognitive decline. In fact, a regular exercise program may reduce the risk of falls, bone fractures,…