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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on January 18, 2022

Seniors living with Parkinson’s disease experience involuntary movements that make it difficult to perform daily tasks. One of the many activities that can be especially challenging is eating, because Parkinson’s makes it difficult to hold on to utensils and swallow food and beverages, and the desire to eat often decreases….

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on January 4, 2022

Modern medical technology enables people to live longer than ever, but society has yet to find a fair and efficient means of providing daily care for the growing senior population. Nursing home care is often too expensive, and many families prefer to care for their aging loved ones at home….

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on December 21, 2021

The ability to rebuild mobility following a stroke influences overall quality of life. While regaining mobility is often a long process that’s full of challenges, your aging loved one has the best chances of increasing the ability to get around when you implement the following five tips in his or…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on December 7, 2021

Exercise is essential for physical health. It keeps the muscles strong, the bones healthy, and the cardiovascular system in good shape. Staying active also offers cognitive benefits. Many studies suggest exercise reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Exercise & Brain Function Exercising gets the blood pumping and boosts the body’s…

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

Dementia is a neurological disorder that causes changes in the brain. As a result, older adults may often experience alarming and unfamiliar symptoms, including hallucinations. Continue reading to learn how dementia can cause hallucinations and what family caregivers can do to mitigate this symptom. Understand What Hallucinations Are When conditions…

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

Readmission to the hospital can be costly and dangerous, especially for older adults. Family caregivers need to learn more about what causes readmissions and develop ways to prevent this issue. Here are some common risk factors associated with hospital readmissions among seniors.  Insurance Problems Some insurance providers cover at-home care…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 19, 2021

As aging adults find the activities of daily living difficult to complete, it’s common for their adult children to take on various caregiving duties. While caregiving can be a loving and rewarding experience, the role reversal can sometimes weaken the relationship between an aging adult and a family caregiver as…

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

Statistics show the typical family caregiver is a female in her late 40s who is married, employed, and a mother. Juggling so many responsibilities can wear a person down, which is why family caregivers should take breaks. If you’re a caregiver, consider these reasons for taking some time away from…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 21, 2021

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by loss of memory, disorientation, misinterpretation of spatial relationships, and difficulty in thinking, reasoning, and planning. It occurs due to the death and degeneration of brain cells, and it’s most commonly seen in elderly people. Currently, more than five million Americans are living with the condition….

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 7, 2021

Since kitchens tend to be filled with sharp objects, extreme temperatures, and heavy equipment, they’re full of potential hazards for elderly people. Kitchens are particularly dangerous for seniors with dementia, but they can even be problematic for a perfectly healthy senior. Whether your aging loved one lives alone or with…