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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on February 18, 2020

The body changes with age, and nutritional needs also change. The best forms of nutrients come from food and water. Keep in mind the nutritional needs of senior men often differ from those of older women, which is why you should ask your senior loved one’s doctor for recommendations based…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on February 11, 2020

With age, it becomes increasingly important to regularly stimulate the brain. Seniors with smartphones or other mobile devices can benefit greatly from using the game apps in the infographic provided here. However, there may still come a time when seniors require assistance around the house, which is the perfect time…

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

Living on a fixed income can pose a few challenges. Fortunately, there are companies and organizations that focus on helping seniors acquire the things they need. Some free items are considered necessities, while others are more like perks for making it to retirement. While every community has different programs, it’s…

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

For the average senior, normal blood sugar levels are considered to be less than 100 mg/dL after not eating for around eight hours. After eating, they should be less than 140 mg/dL. However, keep in mind that a physician is the best person to state when your aging loved one’s…

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

Many older adults experience discomfort each day that goes beyond the normal aches and pains that accompany the aging process. Pain is considered chronic when it lasts longer than several months and interferes with normal daily activities. These are five of the most common reasons your loved one may have…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on December 24, 2019

There’s no way to stop the body from aging, and seniors often experience several changes in their bodies as they enter the golden years. These changes can make it more difficult to accomplish daily tasks and age in place independently. Luckily, seniors can still maintain a high quality of life…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on December 17, 2019

Having a family caregiver can eliminate many of the challenges your elderly loved one experiences, increasing his or her longevity and boosting his or her quality of life. With a proper care plan in place and backup from family and friends, you can provide your parent with the support he…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on December 3, 2019

Memory loss is a common concern for seniors. Simply having occasional memory slips usually isn’t cause for concern, but it’s also not something that has to be accepted as a normal part of the aging process. In fact, there are some things seniors can do to get a much-appreciated memory…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on November 19, 2019

There are many different types of senior care available today. Family caregivers often need a chance to step away from their duties, and leaving a senior loved one alone isn’t always a possibility. These seven defining components of respite care can help you understand what a difference it makes to…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on November 5, 2019

Memory loss is the hallmark symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. Most people fear losing their memories as they age, and seniors with this diagnosis may sometimes even deny they have the condition at first. While Alzheimer’s disease progresses at different rates, you can help your senior loved one adapt to life…