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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on January 5, 2021

Caring for a senior loved one isn’t easy, and hiring an in-home respite caregiver can give family caregivers a much-needed reprieve. Here are just a few of the any advantages of hiring an experienced respite caregiver. 1. Offers Relaxation After a long day spent assisting your loved one, you may…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on December 22, 2020

Reducing the risk of having a stroke is the first line of defense for seniors, and it can be done by making a few simple lifestyle modifications. Here are a few easy ways aging adults can lower their risk of experiencing strokes. Control Sleep Patterns  Seven hours of sleep a…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on December 8, 2020

The cost of electricity is on the rise. For seniors living on fixed incomes, keeping up with these costs can be difficult. Luckily, there are some changes your elderly loved one can make around the house to reduce the amount of energy he or she uses. 1. Replace Old Appliances…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on November 17, 2020

Even though aging is inevitable, it should be celebrated rather than feared because it does come with some wonderful perks. Here are some of the greatest benefits of aging your senior loved one can look forward to.  Having More Time to Spend with Family & Friends Back when they were…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on November 3, 2020

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…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 10, 2020

Seniors are more susceptible to dehydration than other adults because with age, the body’s ability to conserve water and respond to changes in temperature is reduced, and thirst is felt more acutely. To help your senior loved one avoid dehydration, encourage him or her to steer clear of the following…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 6, 2020

For seniors with physical and cognitive challenges, living alone can become difficult. If your elderly loved one has begun finding the tasks of daily living more challenging, he or she may benefit from the in-home assistance of a professional caregiver. To help family members understand whether home care is a…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 22, 2020

Many people think Alzheimer’s is essentially untreatable and therefore there’s no reason to get a formal diagnosis or seek medical help for early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s. However, seniors and their families can gain many benefits when Alzheimer’s is diagnosed in its early stages. 1. Learn about the Disease…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 8, 2020

Although it may not be reported in the news often, liver disease is one of the top causes of death in the United States. Liver disease affects millions of Americans, and 13,000 people in the U.S. are on the waiting list for liver transplants. If you’re a caregiver, you might…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 18, 2020

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is temporarily blocked, which can damage brain tissue. Seniors who are recovering from strokes should take certain measures to prevent recurrent attacks. These six activities are fun, safe, and beneficial for seniors recovering from strokes. 1. Reading Strokes can damage the…