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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…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 17, 2021

Older adults may live with limited mobility secondary to an injury, arthritis, a stroke, or other issues. However, the disability doesn’t need to hamper their quality of life. Here are a few activities older adults with limited mobility can continue enjoying.  Exercising Many types of exercises can be easily modified…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 3, 2021

To maintain a healthy heart, seniors need cholesterol levels lower than 200 mg/dL. However, the modern diet is full of foods that can increase bad cholesterol levels. If your senior loved one has high cholesterol, his or her goal should be to eat foods that raise healthy HDL cholesterol levels…

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

Recovering from a stroke can take up to a year or more. However, your senior loved one should start showing some progress shortly after his or her health has stabilized and he or she has had time to rest. You’ll likely see the most progress within the first three to…

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

Everyone plans to visit their senior loved one often, yet life sometimes gets in the way of making sure the goal of regular visits is achieved. When times get busy, use these reasons to visit as reminders of why it’s important to spend time with your loved one frequently.   Offer…

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…