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By Debbie Waddell, 8:00 am on December 6, 2022

Being overweight and living a sedentary lifestyle are risk factors for diabetes, and seniors have an elevated chance of developing the condition. However, promoting general health and wellness can help seniors prevent diabetes. Encourage your aging loved one to implement the following lifestyle changes to avoid diabetes.  Encourage Good Nutrition…

By Debbie Waddell, 8:00 am on November 22, 2022

The golden years tend to result in an increased risk of physical health conditions, but this isn’t the only issue seniors face. There’s also a potential risk of emotional health issues because seniors are going through a lot of life changes, illnesses, and other issues that can be difficult to…

By Debbie Waddell, 8:00 am on November 8, 2022

Most people enjoy indulging in something sweet from time to time, and seniors are no exception. There are many reasons older adults might crave sweet foods. The sight of a luscious dessert may be difficult to resist. However, when your elderly loved one prefers sweet foods constantly, there might be…

By Debbie Waddell, 8:00 am on October 18, 2022

Living with dementia doesn’t have to prevent older adults from remaining active and independent. The condition affects many of their abilities, but with a proper care plan and adequate changes in place, seniors with dementia can maintain independence for a longer time. Below are some ways family caregivers can promote…

By Debbie Waddell, 8:00 am on October 4, 2022

The foods seniors eat can affect their circulation, stress levels, and the way their brains function. Therefore, family caregivers and older adults need to learn what can trigger cardiovascular problems such as strokes and keep those items off their grocery lists. Monitoring your aging loved one’s diet could lower his…

By Debbie Waddell, 8:00 am on September 20, 2022

Knitting is an ideal hobby for seniors. The cost of knitting, crocheting, and similar yarn arts can be relatively small depending on the projects chosen. Many seniors love to knit. Whether they choose to do it on looms or with needles, there are many surprising benefits to knitting.  1. Increases…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 6, 2022

Surgery is challenging for many seniors to recover from when they first get home. On top of having slower healing times, seniors often face challenges with taking care of their bodies. Providing your aging loved one with support prevents him or her from having to return to the hospital to…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 16, 2022

According to the National Institutes of Health, many seniors today report feeling satisfied with their lives. This is certainly a good thing, but there are many factors that can affect an older adult’s outlook on life, which is why some seniors need a gentle reminder about ways they can remain…

By Debbie Waddell, 8:00 am on August 2, 2022

While you might want to provide long-term care for your aging parent, there will most likely come a time when you need to seek out some type of assistance. Caregiving could take a toll on your health and wellbeing, and you won’t always be able to provide world-class care on…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 19, 2022

Parkinson’s disease is a relatively common neurological disorder that can impact many different aspects of an individual’s health, from fine motor skills to digestion. Some people are surprised to hear this unique disease can also affect personality, and your aging loved one could go through some major behavioral changes in…