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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…

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

Most seniors realize they should exercise, but many don’t know exactly how much physical activity they actually need. While exercising in the senior years can be difficult, a little bit of activity can greatly enhance almost every facet of an older adult’s physical and mental health. The Importance of Exercising…

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

Volunteering is a fun way for your senior loved one to stay active. Your loved one can donate his or her time and resources to community organizations or inquire about national programs that allow him or her to volunteer online. Below are some of the reasons your parent should volunteer…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on December 26, 2019

Failing to follow a healthy diet in the senior years could increase the risk of cardiovascular problems, balance issues, weaker immune systems, and more. Therefore, family caregivers need to find out why their senior loved ones aren’t eating and search for positive ways to promote nutritious foods and beverages based…