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

Migraines are incredibly painful headaches that often occur as the result of dehydration, stress, muscle tension, and even eating certain foods. While young people can easily take over-the-counter drugs to curb the pain, not all seniors can take these medications. Fortunately, there are a few natural home remedies to help…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on October 29, 2020

Personal hygiene can be a delicate subject for seniors as their abilities decrease and they need assistance with tasks such as bathing and getting dressed. While daily hygiene is essential for maintaining optimal health and wellbeing, many seniors have a difficult time accepting the help of close family members when…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on October 15, 2020

Strict weekly schedules can often help seniors with Alzheimer’s adjust to the world a little more easily. While routine schedules can be difficult to implement, both caregivers and their senior loved ones will enjoy the benefits of putting them in place.  Better Sleep One of the most significant changes many…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on September 24, 2020

Because of various life changes or isolation, seniors are at greater risk for depression and anxiety. Fortunately, you can do your part to boost your elderly loved one’s emotional wellbeing by using these creative strategies. Provide Opportunities for Giving For many seniors, the years after retirement can result in a…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on September 10, 2020

The purpose of in-home dementia care is to provide seniors who have dementia with the assistance they require to accomplish daily tasks and activities that don’t require medical intervention. Dementia care providers often offer assistance with any and all of the following tasks: Personal grooming and dressing Bathing Preparing and…

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

Seniors tend to discover they get sick more easily and symptoms last longer as they advance in age. While some weakening of the immune system is part of the normal aging process, seniors don’t have to accept getting the sniffles every other week. Instead, they can be proactive by addressing…

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

If you have a friend or relative who’s a family caregiver, it’s important to be sensitive. The caregiver’s job is already challenging, and misunderstandings caused by others could cause further stress. When chatting with a family caregiver, here are a few things you should never say. 1. “It’s Just Too…

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

Your senior parent’s caregiver may be one of the most important people right now. Instead of being threatened by this unique relationship, it’s important to try bonding with the caregiver. This will reduce stress and ensure your parent’s needs are met. Here are some things you can do to create…

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

A study cited in the journal Research on Aging found older adults with mental illness are more likely to develop dementia than those without significant mental health issues. This is one of the more compelling reasons for caregivers to pay attention to their senior loved ones’ mental health needs. Six…

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…