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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…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 29, 2020

According to a 2014 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, nearly 60 percent of seniors use the Internet, which is good news for their mental and emotional health. Through email and social media sites, the World Wide Web can keep older adults connected with friends and loved ones. As…

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…