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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…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 11, 2021

Yoga is a form of exercise that requires seniors to move and pose in positions designed to boost health. Because yoga is a gentle yet rigorous form of exercise, it’s ideal for seniors who want to stay in shape. Seniors who regularly practice yoga can enjoy these great benefits.  1….

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

Medicine is prescribed to treat illnesses, prevent diseases from becoming worse, and lower the odds of hospitalization. However, many older adults fail to take their prescriptions correctly, leading to severe health consequences. Below are some tips family caregivers can use when their senior parents refuse to take their medications. Explain…

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

Caregiving involves more than helping with medication management, transportation, and support as well as providing companionship for an aging loved one. There will also come a time when you need to make difficult decisions your parent may not like. As a family caregiver, it’s your responsibility to do what’s best…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 23, 2021

After retirement, seniors often have difficulty finding their place in the world. However, many seniors still have much to offer to their communities, and volunteer positions are an ideal way to pass the time. Older adults who volunteer may enjoy the following benefits.  Provides Opportunities to Socialize Isolation is a…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 9, 2021

Caring for an aging parent with dementia can lead to long, stressful, and challenging days. However, receiving as much assistance as possible could ease your caregiving load and make the role less difficult. Continue reading to find ways to get the help you need when caring for a loved one…