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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on January 25, 2022

Loss of strength isn’t uncommon as people age. While the natural aging process may be responsible for diminished strength in old age, other factors—such as preexisting medical conditions, prescription drug side effects, and nutritional deficiencies—can also play important roles. Here are four tips for boosting strength in old age so…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on January 11, 2022

Home caregivers provide a valuable service and assistance to families, elderly people, and others who need various levels of care. However, caregivers can start to feel the effects of their jobs over time, which can lead to increased stress and difficulty concentrating while on the job, commonly referred to as…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on December 28, 2021

Many different communication abnormalities occur in the brains of seniors living with dementia, causing a variety of unusual thought processes and behaviors. Dementia-associated symptoms also commonly affect appetite and dietary habits. Family members should consider the following methods to ensure their aging loved ones receive adequate nutrition despite their cognitive…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on December 14, 2021

Caregiving can be difficult, emotionally exhausting work. However, this doesn’t mean it can’t also be fulfilling and enjoyable. Here are six ways family caregivers can better enjoy their duties. 1. Remember Why You’re Doing It When you feel anxious or exhausted, take a moment and remember why you chose to…

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports nearly 25 percent of stroke survivors experience second strokes. A second stroke typically occurs within five years after the first event. Seniors living with diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, or obesity have a higher chance of experiencing subsequent strokes. However, there are ways…

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

Parkinson’s disease affects the area of the brain responsible for coordination, and nearly 25 percent of people experience major falls in the first year of living with this condition. While mobility devices such as canes and walkers can be quite effective, seniors with Parkinson’s must also engage in exercises that…

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

Music therapy is an alternative health treatment that’s gaining increasing popularity, and studies show this form of therapy could be especially helpful for seniors. Whether your aging parent is playing or listening to music, music therapy could help him or her in the following ways. 1. Pain Control Many seniors…

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

Getting your aging parent to accept care could be difficult, and asking others to help with the care plan can be another challenge. Regardless, you need as much help as possible so you can have free time to practice self-care. Below are some tips you can use when dividing up…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 28, 2021

Providing care for an aging loved one can be challenging, especially if he or she has been diagnosed with dementia. There will be good days and bad days, but certain knowledge and abilities can make the caregiving role less difficult. Here are some important tools dementia caregivers may need.  An…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 14, 2021

Aging causes seniors to experience a variety of issues, including vision loss. The good news is there are steps seniors can take to preserve their eyesight and reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Here are some of the things you should do to help your senior loved one…