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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 5, 2022

In a recent AARP survey, nearly 80 percent of Americans 50 and older expressed a desire to remain in their current residences. Other surveys suggest this preference is even higher among elderly people. If your older loved one hopes to age in place, it’s a goal that may be achievable…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 21, 2022

As senior men age, their health patterns change, and they have an increased risk of various conditions, such as insomnia. Seniors must develop good sleeping strategies to get adequate rest at night. Continue reading to learn more about good sleeping habits for 80-year-old-men and the benefits good sleep hygiene provides…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 7, 2022

Staying physically active in the senior years could boost your elderly parent’s health by lowering the risk of stress, heart disease, and other age-related problems. Therefore, you need to find ways for your loved one to work out safely, even if he or she has cognitive issues or mobility limitations….

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 17, 2022

Aging adults are much more likely than younger people to be readmitted to the hospital. In fact, if your senior loved one has been recently discharged from the hospital, statistics show he or she has a 20 percent chance of being readmitted within 30 days.  While a wide variety of…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 3, 2022

Sodium is an essential mineral that’s necessary for the body to function properly. When too much is consumed, however, it can cause serious health concerns. We may think our food tastes better with a little added salt, but along with that delicious dinner come several risks to overall health and…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 19, 2022

Many seniors face boredom, which can lead to depression and feelings of worthlessness and restlessness. However, you can stop boredom before it begins and affects your senior loved one’s wellbeing. Here are four things your loved one can do to beat the boredom blues.  1. Learn Something New The National…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 5, 2022

Staying active becomes difficult with age. Reduced mobility and changes in abilities and lifestyles can work against older adults who are looking to get into better shape. Fortunately, with a fair bit of effort and a certain amount of caution, seniors looking to develop safe fitness routines can do so…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 22, 2022

Milk provides seniors with valuable nutrients in a convenient way. In addition to protein and calcium, milk offers several rich nutrients that make it a valuable part of a senior’s diet. Here are some ways drinking milk can benefit your elderly loved one. 1. Healthier Skin Fine lines and wrinkles…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 8, 2022

Aging well can increase longevity for seniors and boost their mental, physical, and emotional health. As a result, they’re at lower risk for falls, infections, and other issues that can disrupt their quality of life. Take a look at some healthy aging tips your senior loved one can adopt.  Exercise…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on February 15, 2022

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis presents many challenges for both the senior receiving the news and family members who will likely be providing care for their aging loved one. Once it becomes clear your loved one is denying having Alzheimer’s even after receiving a diagnosis, there are constructive ways to initiate a…