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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 22, 2021

During the senior years, a person’s health needs will undergo significant changes, which can create a need to find the right doctor to provide the highest level of quality care. Yet many seniors and their families find it difficult to select a physician when they’re handed a list of names…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 8, 2021

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be extremely challenging, but learning some effective care and communication techniques can ease frustration and stress for both you and your older parent. To make caring for your loved one a little easier, check out these books that can be…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 18, 2021

If your aging loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s time to take a fresh look at his or her diet. Filling your loved one’s plate with nutrient-dense foods isn’t going to reverse or cure this cognitive disorder, but it might reduce some of the most prominent symptoms. Establishing…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 4, 2021

Chronic stress not only takes a toll on emotional health, but it can also affect overall wellbeing. When seniors reach retirement age, it doesn’t mean their stress levels decrease. Thankfully, there are several natural ways to relieve stress, ranging from meditation to creative activities. Here are a few of the…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 20, 2021

Independence is often more appreciated during the later years of life, which is why many older adults prefer to age in place. In fact, AARP cites research showing approximately 90 percent of people 65 and older prefer to do this for as long as possible. But there are some things…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 6, 2021

Aging adults need to exercise on a regular basis. Whether they have mobility limitations or they’re still quite active, seniors can find exercise routines that suit their unique needs. Here are several exercises your older loved one can do in the comfort of home. Lifting Light Weights With light weight…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 16, 2021

If your senior loved one is determined to live at home instead of moving into an assisted living facility, making sure he or she remains as independent as possible without compromising safety will likely include using in-home care services. To make the transition smooth for the new caregiver and your…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 2, 2021

It’s not possible for anyone to completely stop or reverse the hands of time. That being said, there are some foods you can include in your senior loved one’s diet if you want to help him or her stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Today, we’re…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on February 16, 2021

Assistive technology is more advanced than ever, and caregivers now have access to thousands of devices that can help them look after senior loved ones with dementia. While some of these technologies are still being worked on, a few major manufacturers have released a handful of useful products. Here’s a…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on February 2, 2021

Providing care for elderly loved ones can cause family caregivers to be overwhelmed with emotion. The stress from daily duties and the fear of not knowing if your loved one will get better could lead to serious health issues. You need to recognize the symptoms of caregiver stress and develop…