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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,…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on May 21, 2021

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that impacts many seniors and disrupts their daily lives. Family caregivers should know as much about the condition as possible, including the warning signs to look for. Knowing these symptoms can help your elderly loved one control the condition. Here are some of…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on May 7, 2021

A lack of sufficient nutrients can affect seniors physically and mentally and increase the risk of developing serious conditions such as heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes later in life. One way to help a senior loved one enjoy the many benefits of healthy eating is to plan or suggest meals…

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

Addressing incontinence in a senior loved one can be challenging. Luckily, there are strategies that can substantially ease the task. With a little effort, caregivers can help their senior loved ones handle their incontinence. Here are a few ways to address incontinence in the elderly. 1. Make a Doctor’s Appointment…

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

Thanks to better medical technology and healthcare practices, seniors today can look forward to enjoying many active years as they go through the aging process. Yet many misconceptions still exist despite the advances that have been made in senior care. Getting the truth out about what seniors can really do…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 19, 2021

Coconut oil provides aging adults with many benefits, including alleviating mental and physical conditions and boosting cognitive abilities. Adding coconut oil to your senior loved one’s diet may even slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. This oil is considered a heart-healthy superfood that’s free of cholesterol and trans fats. Here are…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 5, 2021

Don’t be ashamed to reach out to family and friends for help with your senior parent’s care. Getting assistance can reduce the risk of caregiver burnout and make the role less challenging. Here are some ways you can ask others for help when caring for an aging loved one. Speak…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 19, 2021

Caregivers have to juggle many responsibilities, and their busy schedules rarely leave much time for meal prep. However, seniors need nutritious food options and fresh, home-cooked meals to maintain their health. Here are six strategies caregivers can use to optimize their meal prep time.  1. Plan Ahead Eating healthy often…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 5, 2021

The emotional outbursts your senior loved one with dementia displays can be upsetting for both of you. Seniors with dementia tend to act out when they want their caregivers’ attention or are feeling discomfort. You may also find there’s sometimes no obvious reason for your loved one’s challenging behavior. While…