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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 21, 2019

Older adults become more prone to accidents and injuries at home due to poor bone strength, memory loss, vision impairment, and more. Therefore, family caregivers need to make home improvements that protect their senior loved ones’ safety. Here are some things you can do to lower your loved one’s risk…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 7, 2019

The retirement years can be some of the best times of a senior’s life, but the days can also be boring and stressful. Therefore, family caregivers need to find fun activities for their loved ones to enjoy. Below are some things you can do to prevent your elderly parent from…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 16, 2019

Retirement gives seniors an abundance of extra free time. There’s plenty of time each day to spend time with loved ones, go traveling, or enjoy a hobby. However, some older adults might feel they can accomplish more. In these cases, seniors should consider volunteering their time to worthwhile causes. Volunteer…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 2, 2019

Falls are one of the most common causes of injuries among seniors. For many families, a fall is a sign they need to assess their senior loved one’s current state and decide if he or she needs more help. One of the biggest concerns is that a fall might be…

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

If your senior loved one fails to eat, he or she could develop deficiencies in important vitamins and minerals. Getting seniors to eat can be challenging if they’re sick or have cognitive deficits. Here are some ways to get seniors to eat so they can meet their nutritional needs. Offer…

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

Millennials make up an increasingly large percentage of the caregiver population. This generation, which includes people born between 1981 and 1996, often face unique caregiving challenges. Here are six effective tips for millennials who act as family caregivers. 1. Manage Your Time Traditionally, caregivers take on their roles later in…

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

Many seniors with dementia become agitated or angry when the sun starts to set, which is a unique symptom known as sundowning. Doctors aren’t exactly sure what causes sundowning, but some experts believe it’s the result of certain chemicals flooding the brain at the end of the day. Here’s a…

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

Finding new forms of exercise for your senior loved one can keep things interesting, and the right workout can address his or her changing needs. Today, Pilates is a popular form of exercise that attracts both younger and older adults because its simple movements produce major benefits. Now that your…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on January 22, 2019

As people age, falling becomes more dangerous, and they may be more susceptible to fractures as a result of bone thinning disorders such as osteoporosis. Seniors aren’t just susceptible to falling while walking. They may also be prone to falling out of bed at night. Fortunately, there are some ways…