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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on November 20, 2020

Many seniors prefer living in their homes for as long as possible, as aging in place offers extra comfort and safety for those who don’t need or want to be in assisted living facilities. If you think your senior loved one may be happier in the comfort of his or…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on November 6, 2020

Elderly people need plenty of sleep so they can face each day with renewed energy and stay focused on their overall health. However, a sleep movement disorder can easily cause a disruption in a senior’s rest. Though sleep movement disorders affect adults of all ages, they can be especially problematic…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 23, 2020

While caregiving can be very rewarding, stress resulting from the emotional and physical aspects of the role is very common. Stress puts caregivers’ own health at risk, and it can lead to depression, isolation, chronic illness, and frustration, which is why it’s so important to take steps to care for…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 9, 2020

With age, the immune system becomes less capable of fighting off illness, meaning the elderly are more prone to catching colds or the flu. However, this doesn’t mean your senior loved one has to come down with something. Here are six things that can help the elderly boost immunity. 1….

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 18, 2020

When an aging adult has survived a stroke, the physical recovery is only the beginning. Senior stroke survivors must also regain feelings of independence and confidence. However, in the midst of attempting to achieve a “new normal,” the emotional aspects of recovery are often overlooked. A senior’s emotional wellbeing can…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 4, 2020

It’s no secret that dogs make great companions for elderly people. The animals bring joy, amusement, and unconditional love into their owners’ lives. Studies also show dog ownership carries many positive benefits, including enhanced emotional, psychological, and physical health. Spending time with beloved canine companions can help older adults prevent loneliness…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 21, 2020

Living far away from your senior loved one already generates many emotions, yet you may have had no idea how much it would hit you when you became a caregiver. While many caregivers experience challenging emotions, those feelings may intensify when there are many miles between you and your aging…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 7, 2020

There’s nothing more rewarding than spending time with an older loved one. Family members have the chance to build a stronger bond with a parent or grandparent by participating in activities with him or her. There are numerous options that provide the chance to enjoy quality time together. Look through…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 24, 2020

A lot of people assume tooth decay is inevitable in old age, but the reality is there’s still plenty seniors can do to take care of their teeth. Seniors who brush, floss, and visit the dentist for regular cleanings can greatly boost their oral health, which can help them avoid…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 10, 2020

According to the Arthritis Society, about 20 percent of adults in Canada have arthritis, and many of them are seniors. Women tend to be more susceptible to arthritis, although it can affect anyone. If you’re caring for an older loved one living with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or another common form…