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By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on June 26, 2020

Excellent mental and emotional health could stave off various age-related conditions and enhance your aging loved one’s relationships. When it comes to happiness, remember positive emotions apply to more than possessions. Below are some secrets to happiness for aging adults in the senior years. Celebrate Accomplishments Every victory should be…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on June 12, 2020

As more seniors familiarize themselves with computers, laptops, and mobile devices, they frequently use the Internet. There are a number of websites that are of particular interest to older adults. Some provide a wealth of information about a variety of topics. Others enable older adults to connect with their peers….

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on May 29, 2020

While genetic predisposition and family history of stroke cannot be modified, there are certain things that can be altered to reduce stroke risk. Making healthy lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on the risk of strokes. Here are six risk factors older adults can control to reduce their likelihood…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on May 15, 2020

Dementia is a complex condition with symptoms that come and go. Sometimes seniors may seem like their old selves, yet at other times they cannot remember their loved ones’ names or do basic tasks on their own. There are several factors that can cause dementia symptoms to seem worse. Understanding…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on April 24, 2020

An aging parent sometimes needs to get up at night because of bladder issues or chronic pain. At other times, he or she may be confused about the time of day or wander because he or she has a form of dementia such as Alzheimer’s. These are just some of…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on April 10, 2020

People of all ages can catch coronavirus, but seniors are more likely to experience symptoms that require hospitalization. The risk of complications from this illness goes up for seniors who have respiratory issues, heart disease, or other health conditions. There have also been many cases of previously healthy seniors needing…

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…