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By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on July 19, 2021

Caregivers cannot provide comfortable and safe environments for their senior loved ones unless they diligently care for themselves. When managing the needs of an elderly family member, good self-care goes beyond maintaining a healthy diet and getting plenty of rest. Much like aging adults require social engagement and balanced lifestyles…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on July 5, 2021

When an aging parent doesn’t live close by, determining whether or not he or she is safe in the home environment can pose a problem. Mom or Dad may maintain he or she is doing well when in fact he or she isn’t. Your loved one isn’t necessarily lying, but…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on June 21, 2021

Age spots—those flat brown, tan, or black patches that sometimes appear on areas of skin exposed to the sun—are usually harmless. Yet their unsightly appearance has most people wanting to find an effective way to get rid of them. Fortunately, there are some natural remedies that may be able to…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on June 7, 2021

A long life has many rewards but also comes with its fair share of challenges. What can you do when a senior loved one’s physical abilities, social activities, and capacity to carry out daily tasks independently are compromised by advancing age? Provide Options for Support Loss of senior independence most…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on May 17, 2021

It can be challenging to care for an aging parent or relative if you live far away. The most obvious solution to long-distance caregiving is to hire a trained caregiver. Centennial homecare services experts are available to provide high-quality care to seniors on an as-needed basis. From assistance with mobility…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on May 3, 2021

A plant-based diet eliminates animal products and processed fare while emphasizing whole foods. With this shift, seniors gain better health along with saving money. Here’s how seniors can smoothly switch to a plant-based regimen. Prioritize Produce Picture your senior loved one’s dinner plate divided into four sections. This is the…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on April 19, 2021

Stereotypes of older adults are found in everything from print advertising to movies and television shows, which has led to many misconceptions about the aging process. By learning the truth about these common myths, it becomes easier to understand and communicate with the seniors in your life. All Seniors Are…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on April 5, 2021

The activities of daily living (ADLs) are the basic tasks people need to be able to perform in order to live independently. These involve the skills needed to meet their physical needs in six areas: eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, continence, and mobility. Every aging adult has different levels of functional…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on March 15, 2021

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 Pete Lane, 9:00 am on March 1, 2021

Named after the famous New York Yankees baseball player, Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive disorder that damages muscles and nerves. Even after years of exhaustive research, doctors are still trying to identify the risk factors. While around five percent of these cases seem to be caused by genetic factors,…