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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 27, 2022

With age, your senior loved one’s memory may begin to decrease due to altered connections in his or her brain cells. However, keeping the mind and body active are great ways to increase vitality, build reserves of brain cells and connections, and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Here are…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 13, 2022

Most strokes occur in adults 65 and older, according to statistics reported by the CDC. Older adults also have a higher risk of having a reduced quality of life after a stroke than what’s common with younger stroke survivors. This is just one of the reasons it’s important to identify…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 23, 2022

It’s easy to become so engrossed in caring for an older loved one that you put your own care needs on the back burner. Neglecting your own needs can become a problem if you become physically, mentally, or emotionally exhausted—which won’t be good for either you or the family member…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 9, 2022

Age-related cognitive decline can be slowed down by following healthy lifestyle habits, but most seniors still experience some changes in their thinking and reasoning abilities. Your senior loved one’s care plan should include strategies to manage age-related cognitive decline so he or she stays safe. Make sure to monitor any…

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

According to a recent University of Michigan study, more than half of the individuals screened for dementia for the study hadn’t been previously evaluated for the condition. This was the case even for participants already displaying signs of cognitive decline. The findings suggest dementia often goes unscreened and untreated. Today,…

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

Those aches and pains that come with aging are usually not a surprise. However, seniors tend to forget that mental changes also occur with age. Your senior loved one may experience these potential issues that commonly occur with age, and being prepared for them can help you protect your loved…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 28, 2022

Caregiver.org reports more than 30 million Americans say they’ve provided unpaid care for an adult aged 50 or older within the past year. If this is something you do on a regular basis, knowing your own strengths allows you to identify and acknowledge what you do best for an older…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 14, 2022

Lonely seniors need to find ways to fill their time when they’re alone, and they also need to look for ways to spend time with other people on a regular basis. Socializing can prevent depression, and having ways to reach out for companionship empowers seniors to take control over their…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 24, 2022

Getting older doesn’t always have to mean being unhealthy. Today, older adults can take preventative steps to maintain their overall health and abilities no matter what decade they enter. While genetics do play a role in how well a person ages, seniors can use these seven secrets to healthy aging…

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…