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…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on October 25, 2019

Senior stroke survivors might experience informational, visual, or verbal memory loss. Over time, their memory may increase due to a variety of effective treatments, such as playing brain-boosting games. Below are some memory games older adults should try while recovering from a stroke. Scrabble If you prefer to start your…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on October 11, 2019

Alzheimer’s disease is progressive in nature, meaning those with the condition often display mild difficulties at first before showing more noticeable symptoms involving memory and behavior. However, mood swings can start early on, and they may include anxiety and irritability. But the combative stage, which involves more agitation and aggression,…

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

Families must be proactive to reduce the risk of hospital readmissions for seniors. Each time your aging loved one goes to the hospital represents a new health issue that threatens his or her wellbeing. These are the seven most common reasons seniors wind up back in the hospital along with…

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

Memory loss is usually the first symptom that alerts someone that something isn’t right. Because it’s perfectly normal to occasionally misplace or forget things, memory problems may be dismissed as just being associated with normal aging. However, if your senior loved one has received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, you…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on August 30, 2019

To boost recovery odds and live more fulfilling lives, senior stroke survivors should stay mentally and physically active, which can be achieved by taking up purposeful activities such as puzzles. Below are some of the top puzzles for senior stroke survivors and the benefits of each activity. Word Searches Finding…