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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 15, 2020

Seniors are prone to dehydration more than any other segment of the population. The causes of this range from simple forgetfulness to the fact that many prescription drugs cause fluid loss. The human body is made up of more than 70 percent water, and water is necessary for every function…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 25, 2020

“SuperAger” is a term used to describe an older adult whose memory and attention span are comparable to those of people who are decades younger. For many years, researchers believed age-related cognitive decline was an inevitable part of growing older, but recent studies have revealed every brain ages in a…

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

At some point while providing care for an older loved one, an emergency may arise. Your loved one may fall, or his or her health may sharply decrease and require hospitalization. You might become ill suddenly or experience some type of life event that calls you away from your normal…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 28, 2020

Mental health disorders can occur at any age, but seniors experience life changes that can drastically affect their mental health. These five disorders are among the most common for seniors. 1. Depression Many factors contribute to depression among the elderly, including chronic illness, financial difficulties, and increased social isolation. The…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 14, 2020

After years of research, scientists have confirmed older adults who regularly play board and card games demonstrate enhanced cognitive function. A French study performed over a 20-year period evaluated 3,675 seniors. The study revealed older adults who played games at least once weekly reduced their risk of developing Alzheimer’s or…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 23, 2020

Taking on the role of family caregiver requires you to do a variety of tasks, some more invisible than others. These responsibilities are often skipped over, which could negatively affect your loved one’s health and safety. Below you’ll find some of the lesser-known but essential duties family caregivers must often…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 9, 2020

Many seniors experience behavioral changes at some point, which can make caregiving more challenging for you and your siblings if you’re caring for an aging parent. As a caregiver, you need to evaluate the situation to determine the cause and find an adequate solution. Below are some reasons for behavioral…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 26, 2020

Getting your senior parent up and moving is one of the best ways to alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms and keep him or her engaged. The activities you choose should increase your loved one’s range of motion, posture, cognition, and emotional health to slow the disease’s progression and boost quality of life….

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 12, 2020

Seniors have more free time in the golden years, and they can use it to work on goals, take vacations with family and friends, join clubs, enroll in school, catch up on rest, and take up new hobbies. However, there are some errors many older adults make, including financial mistakes…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 28, 2020

Seniors sometimes get bored if they’re pretty much stuck to the same routine day in and day out. One way to remedy this situation and break up the monotony if you’re caring for a senior loved one with this issue is with fun, local outings. Today, we’re going to offer…