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By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on March 27, 2020

Family caregivers can sometimes get discouraged by all the things they have to do. They may feel overwhelmed by their senior loved ones’ changing needs, and they may also worry about whether they’re doing things right. These simple actions can encourage caregivers to keep going when times get tough. 1….

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on March 13, 2020

When people think about Parkinson’s, they typically focus on the loss of motor skills. However, the disease can also impact vision and make it difficult to complete various tasks that don’t involve motor function or mental health. Continue reading to learn how Parkinson’s disease can affect a senior’s vision and…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on February 28, 2020

Using the Internet can keep your senior loved one connected to family and friends, especially those who live far away. Navigating different websites and platforms could also boost your parent’s cognitive health and help him or her stay actively engaged. Below you’ll find tips to keep your loved one safe…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on February 14, 2020

Family caregivers often spend so much time focusing on delaying their senior loved ones’ memory loss that they sometimes forget about the other parts of intellectual wellness. Seniors also need to be able process new information and solve problems to live comfortably. Finding strategies for your loved one that bolster…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on January 31, 2020

Mental, physical, and cognitive stimulation are essential for aging adults because they enhance skills and increase longevity. The key is to find fun and meaningful programs your senior parent can volunteer for and to ensure he or she has the tools and transportation necessary to fulfill each role. Continue reading…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on January 17, 2020

Staying healthy can help seniors remain independent and boost their physical, mental, and emotional health. Aging adults can start by making significant lifestyle changes, including letting go of bad habits and making their health a priority. Take a look at some of the lifestyle changes your senior loved one should…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on December 27, 2019

Stress can have lasting effects on seniors. Managing stress appropriately can increase longevity, boost mental and physical health, and increase independence. Take a look at some of the different ways stress can affect older adults and what family caregivers can do to help their loved ones manage their stress levels….

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on December 13, 2019

Seniors sometimes withdraw from holiday activities as they get older, especially if they have physical or cognitive issues. However, there are plenty of awesome Christmas activities that are perfect for older adults, regardless of their capabilities. If you’re caring for an older adult and need some suggestions for activities to…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on November 29, 2019

When your senior loved one comes home from the hospital after a lengthy stay, he or she surely doesn’t want to go back. However, hospital readmissions are quite common, especially among people who have certain health conditions. If your loved one has any of the following diagnoses, he or she…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on November 15, 2019

Seniors with Parkinson’s disease often need to increase their efforts to maintain their coordination. Your aging loved one’s muscular strength, balance, and flexibility all play a role in how he or she coordinates movements, and working on all these can preserve the ability to stay independent. These five exercises are…