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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 29, 2021

Seniors living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) are commonly fearful of exercise and concerned about falls or other injuries that may further limit their mobility. Contrary to popular belief, exercise can be extremely beneficial for those with Parkinson’s when performed under proper supervision. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, not only can…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 15, 2021

The mere mention of the word “care” may bring fearful and even angry reactions from some seniors, and denying the need for assistance with daily living tasks is quite common. Most seniors are fully aware of changes in their health and physical abilities that are causing concern among their children,…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 25, 2021

Caring for a senior loved one at home often requires family members to take on more responsibilities that add up over time. While you might have initially taken on your role with the expectation of needing very little help, it’s common for caregivers to suddenly realize they’re in over their…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 11, 2021

Yoga is a form of exercise that requires seniors to move and pose in positions designed to boost health. Because yoga is a gentle yet rigorous form of exercise, it’s ideal for seniors who want to stay in shape. Seniors who regularly practice yoga can enjoy these great benefits.  1….

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,…