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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…

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…