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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 12, 2021

Getting your aging parent to accept care could be difficult, and asking others to help with the care plan can be another challenge. Regardless, you need as much help as possible so you can have free time to practice self-care. Below are some tips you can use when dividing up…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 28, 2021

Providing care for an aging loved one can be challenging, especially if he or she has been diagnosed with dementia. There will be good days and bad days, but certain knowledge and abilities can make the caregiving role less difficult. Here are some important tools dementia caregivers may need.  An…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 14, 2021

Aging causes seniors to experience a variety of issues, including vision loss. The good news is there are steps seniors can take to preserve their eyesight and reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Here are some of the things you should do to help your senior loved one…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 24, 2021

The complex machinery of the brain needs the appropriate nutrients to function properly. Certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies commonly lead to cognitive impairment that closely resembles some types of dementia. By ensuring diets contain these vital elements, seniors can enjoy better cognitive health and boost their memory. Thiamine (Vitamin B1)…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 10, 2021

Talking with aging parents about their finances isn’t always easy, but you might need to bring this topic up at some point. Offering your senior parents a little bit of financial assistance early on could prevent a wide variety of issues later, such as a foreclosure or bankruptcy. These five…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 27, 2021

Strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is cut off, and this can happen for several different reasons. In some cases, a weakened blood vessel ruptures and the bleeding causes damage to the tissue in the brain. Other types of strokes involve blood clots that block the supply of…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 13, 2021

Staying active is important for seniors because it lowers the risk of several health conditions. During the summer months, there are many fun activities the elderly can participate in. Here are some activities that might appeal to your senior loved one this summer.   1. Water Aerobics Visiting the local pool…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 29, 2021

Seniors living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) are commonly fearful of exercise and concerned about falls or other injuries that may further limit their mobility. Contrary to popular belief, exercise can be extremely beneficial for those with Parkinson’s when performed under proper supervision. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, not only can…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 15, 2021

The mere mention of the word “care” may bring fearful and even angry reactions from some seniors, and denying the need for assistance with daily living tasks is quite common. Most seniors are fully aware of changes in their health and physical abilities that are causing concern among their children,…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 25, 2021

Caring for a senior loved one at home often requires family members to take on more responsibilities that add up over time. While you might have initially taken on your role with the expectation of needing very little help, it’s common for caregivers to suddenly realize they’re in over their…