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

High cholesterol is a serious issue older adults should never ignore. When left untreated, it can impact a senior’s heart, arteries, gallbladder, liver, and intestines. Here’s a quick look at five steps older adults can take to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. 1. Replace Beef with Poultry To boost the production…

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

Over the years, many seniors eventually get the urge to learn more about their ancestors. Those who trace their roots often discover exciting stories and unusual plots that could have easily been lost forever. This popular hobby can provide seniors with many amazing benefits that enhance their quality of life,…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on January 26, 2021

The key to a longer life is to avoid and control diseases and conditions. Adding these foods to your elderly loved one’s diet can help him or her be healthier and stronger so you can enjoy spending time together for years to come. 1. Avocados Avocados were once discouraged by…

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

As people age, it’s more important than ever to maintain an active lifestyle that includes exercising routinely. Exercising can help older adults boost their emotional and physical health as well as their memory. Whether your senior loved one is healthy or managing an illness, check out the following ways he…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on December 22, 2020

During the early stages of cognitive impairment, it’s often difficult for elderly parents to realize or admit they need additional assistance at home. Excuses to forego home care often include assurances that they don’t need help, even when it’s clear they do. However, there are ways to convince your aging…

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

If your elderly loved one lives with Crohn’s disease, it’s important for him or her to properly manage the condition. Here are a few tips that may help. 1. Monitor Bone Density Crohn’s disease is often treated with corticosteroids. When used for long periods, these medications can decrease bone density…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on November 24, 2020

When providing care for your senior loved one, pay close attention to his or her sleeping habits. If your loved one appears to be experiencing insomnia, it’s important to help him or her get proper rest so the condition doesn’t worsen and lead to further health complications. Here are a…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on November 10, 2020

Though caring for an aging loved one with dementia can be challenging, it’s important for family caregivers to make sure they keep things in perspective. Rather than placing blame on your loved one for the behaviors he or she displays, use these tips to maintain a level head about the…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 27, 2020

Age spots, also known as liver spots, are one of the many changes to the skin that come with age. These spots usually appear anywhere on the body that’s exposed to sun, with common locations including the face, hands, arms and shoulders. While most of these spots are harmless, understanding…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 13, 2020

Arthritis and other age-related challenges can limit mobility, making cooking difficult or daunting. For some seniors, their nutrition diminishes as they begin to opt for snack foods that are easier to prepare. If your senior loved one has physical or cognitive challenges that make cooking difficult, check out a few…