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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 10, 2022

Medication management requires seniors and their caregivers to work together to prevent serious mishaps. Older adults can use the following tips to ensure they take their medicines on time and in the correct doses.  Stick to the Same Pharmacy Seniors should let their doctors know about all of their prescription…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 26, 2022

Wandering is a common risk for seniors with dementia. This causes great concern for families providing care to senior loved ones with this condition. However, understanding the various reasons for this symptom can help you implement strategies to prevent it.  Confusion about Surroundings Some instances of wandering are simply caused…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 12, 2022

To maintain a healthy lifestyle in the golden years, seniors should make sure to set aside time for regular exercise. However, even a healthy senior can run the risk of strain and injury if he or she participates in physical activities that are inappropriate for an aging body. Encourage your…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 29, 2022

Seniors are often at a loss when it comes to finding things to do after they retire. However, there’s almost no limit to what seniors can do during their retirement. Following are a handful of creative ways retirees can spend their time.  Teach Charitable seniors can spend their free time…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 15, 2022

Singing songs, listening to music, and playing instruments can have positive effects on mental, physical, and emotional health and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. The sounds are often therapeutic and provide brain stimulation. Continue reading to learn about the advantages of music for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease.  Triggers Memories Music…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on February 22, 2022

Talking to a senior loved one about the need for assistance at home is one of the most difficult conversations to have as a family. Often, elderly parents will begin by denying they need help because they’re afraid of losing their independence. While this can be frustrating, it’s important to…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on February 8, 2022

There’s no rule that says senior diets have to be bland. In fact, spicing things up diet-wise can be a good thing for seniors, since many delicious spices also have beneficial properties that can address common age-related health concerns. Here are some beneficial spices that can easily be incorporated into…

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…