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By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on June 25, 2020

The elderly experience negative emotions for a variety of reasons, and when those feelings aren’t addressed, daily life is often more challenging for older adults and their caregivers. In some instances, emotional problems can cause severe medical conditions. Below you’ll find tips to address your senior loved one’s emotional health…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on June 11, 2020

When an aging parent needs some assistance on a regular basis, it’s often one family member who becomes the designated caregiver. Figuring out your parent’s needs and finding a healthy balance with your own responsibilities and needs is a healthy and efficient way to fill this role, but it’s not…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on May 28, 2020

Being healthy is mostly associated with maintaining a nutritious diet and regular exercise routine. Oftentimes, the positive changes in health that come from maintaining healthy habits are gained over the long term. However, seniors can receive an instant health boost by making just a few simple changes to their lifestyles….

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on May 14, 2020

There’s no doubt that being a family caregiver is challenging. Most caregivers experience some type of frustration during the week, and it only takes a few minutes of talking to a group of caregivers to realize many of the issues they face are common. These six challenges are all easier…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on April 30, 2020

Statistics indicate approximately 10 percent of older adults beyond the age of 65 live with some degree of dementia. As the disorder progresses, communication becomes more difficult. When an affected elderly loved one seems more cognitively impaired than usual, there may be an underlying reason. There are various environmental factors…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on April 16, 2020

The new coronavirus can wreak havoc on those who have suppressed or weakened immune systems, including seniors. If you’re caring for an aging loved one, you must come up with a comprehensive plan for protecting him or her from this virus until a viable vaccine has been created. Luckily, with…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on March 26, 2020

The challenges of caregiving can be stressful and negatively affect your wellbeing. However, with a good plan in place, you can survive as a family caregiver and continue to provide high-quality assistance to your senior parent. Below are some tips that can help you maintain excellent mental, physical, and emotional…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on March 12, 2020

Seniors with Parkinson’s who learn to manage their symptoms can continue to live healthy lives and slow the progression of the disease. They need to speak with their family caregivers and medical providers to develop proper care plans and remain motivated to push forward even when facing various challenges. Continue…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on February 27, 2020

By the time people reach their 60s or 70s, they may experience challenges with managing their finances, often due to memory loss and cognitive decline. Issues with paying bills could also be related to the physical tasks involved, such as writing checks by hand. Knowing how to gently offer your…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on February 13, 2020

The Internet holds many benefits for seniors who can go online to make friends and learn new information. Seniors can also use online resources to do things such as check their medical test results and pay their bills. While it’s relatively safe for seniors to use reputable websites and talk…