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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 4, 2020

A personalized approach to senior care is best for helping your aging loved one remain as independent as possible while still receiving assistance. Some seniors only need hourly companions a few days each week. Others may require specialized care to help them overcome challenges posed by chronic health conditions such…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 21, 2020

Many people fear getting older because of various false beliefs related to the aging process. Misconceptions concern cognitive and physical health along with social practices. However, time and again, researchers have shown aging doesn’t have to mean diminished quality of life. 1. Cognitive Decline Is Inevitable Statistics indicate only 10…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 7, 2020

As your older loved one ages, there’s often a sort of natural role reversal in terms of how you interact. This is more likely to be the case with health-related matters, especially if your senior parent isn’t as open and interactive with the doctor as he or she should be….

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 16, 2020

Seniors who need to stay home can easily grow bored with their everyday activities. They may also need encouragement to help them limit the time they spend watching television. Having a few entertainment options in mind can help you keep your senior loved one busy. Provide Hours of Fun with…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 2, 2020

Alzheimer’s disease is a complex condition that hasn’t been linked to a single cause. Instead, researchers have found there are a wide range of risk factors that can increase a senior’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s. Many of these factors are linked to stressful events that cause excess inflammation in the…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 19, 2020

Following a healthy diet can preserve brain health and increase mobility for seniors living with Alzheimer’s. Vitamins, minerals, and nutrients can slow the progression of the disease and enhance quality of life. Here’s what a healthy meal plan for a senior with Alzheimer’s should include. Breakfast Starting the day off…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 5, 2020

Emotional health is just as important as physical health for seniors. Yet there’s often more of an emphasis on physical needs rather than emotional ones when providing care. But overlooking emotional concerns can have a negative effect on overall health and wellbeing. Below, you’ll find five ways you can meet…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 21, 2020

Seniors sometimes discover it becomes challenging to make friends as they get older. Most seniors have retired, and they may find it difficult to connect with people their age when they no longer gather in the same place. Fortunately, seniors can make new friends after retirement by using these strategies…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 7, 2020

According to the CDC, people of any age with serious underlying health issues may be at higher risk for contracting coronavirus. But older people are also a common at-risk group. This is because many individuals 65 and older have chronic or serious health problems that can affect an immune system…

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

Taking your senior loved one shopping can be a great way to spend some time together while taking care of necessary errands. Grocery shopping can be an overwhelming experience for seniors, but taking the time to prepare can make it less stressful. Make a Menu, Grocery List, & Budget Walking…