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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. 1. Reading Strokes can damage the language centers of the brain. However, reading books can help your loved one…

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…