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By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on July 12, 2019

Staying socially, physically, and mentally active is important throughout all stages of dementia. The stimulation from projects and tasks can reduce problems associated with the disorder and boost quality of life. Here are some easy and inexpensive activities seniors with dementia can do to boost their memory. 1. Taking a…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on June 28, 2019

Caring for a senior with Parkinson’s disease will involve both good and bad days. You need to remain positive and look for ways to simplify your caregiver responsibilities without compromising your loved one’s safety. Here are some tips to use when caring for an aging loved one with Parkinson’s disease….

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on June 14, 2019

Dementia is a progressive disorder that disrupts daily life. What starts out as forgetting minor things could turn into severe cognitive impairment that makes communication with an aging loved one challenging for family caregivers. However, you can use the tips mentioned below to continue communicating and connecting with your loved…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on May 31, 2019

Aging is a part of life, but it can be done gracefully. Seniors can enhance their wellbeing and increase their longevity if they adopt healthy habits. Take a look at some of these secrets to healthy aging. 1. Maintain Good Heart Health Heart disease is a common risk for older…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on May 24, 2019

Not every senior believes retirement is a time to do nothing. In fact, many continue to work full time, part time, or through volunteering, which offers a wide array of benefits. The trusted Lehigh Valley senior care experts at Home Care Assistance have put together an infographic explaining some of…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on May 17, 2019

Anxiety isn’t uncommon in aging adults. However, it can diminish quality of life and needs to be addressed. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to relieve your aging parent’s anxiety. Monitor Nutritional Status Optimal nutrition is essential in the management of anxiety. Make sure to offer your loved…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on April 26, 2019

Seniors with dementia may have a difficult time using the toilet as the disease progresses. They may not be able to express that they need to use the restroom, get on and off of the toilet independently, or perform hygiene tasks. Here are some tips to help a senior loved…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on April 12, 2019

Aging can negatively affect oral health, especially in seniors who have poor eating habits, smoke, take multiple medications, or live with conditions such as arthritis that make it difficult to brush and floss the teeth. Poor oral care can decrease quality of life and lead to serious health issues. Here…

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

Sit-down games can be enjoyed by young and old alike. A variety of games also offer wonderful ways to stimulate the brain. Here are a few of the many sit-down games seniors can play with family members and friends. 1. Bingo Many community centers and churches regularly host bingo games,…

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

Seniors cannot afford to lose muscle mass. When combined with health conditions, medication side effects, and the natural aging process, muscle loss in older adults can raise the risk for weakness, falls, and injuries. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help your senior loved one reverse muscle…