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By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on March 16, 2020

According to a leading medical workflow company, U.S. doctors spend an average of 13–28 minutes with patients during routine appointments. Because of time constraints like this, it can be helpful to prepare your aging loved one for a doctor’s appointment so he or she can get the most out of…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on March 2, 2020

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia might be common, but there are still a lot of misconceptions surrounding these conditions. Educating yourself about Alzheimer’s and dementia can help you understand them better. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions people ask about these conditions. 1. What’s the Difference…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on February 17, 2020

The golden years should be a time when seniors can sit back and enjoy the fruits of all of their years of hard work. However, some seniors would say their golden years are anything but luxurious. Financial issues can strike at any time in life, and seniors are vulnerable to…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on February 3, 2020

Getting adequate rest is important at every age, yet men in their 80s often have difficulty getting enough sleep. Sleep-deprived seniors have a greater risk of accidents. The body needs rest to be able to heal from injuries and ward off illnesses. A lack of sleep can cause seniors to…

By Pete Lane, 7:20 am on January 28, 2020

When going over your elderly parent’s living arrangements, your family should consider aging in place as an option. Continuing familiar daily routines in the comfort of home can boost the health of older adults while increasing their independence and longevity. Below are some of the benefits elderly people gain from…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on January 6, 2020

The multiple stages of Alzheimer’s cause different challenges for seniors and their families, often making life hectic for everyone. For instance, in the middle and final stages of the disease, physical and verbal outbursts occur more frequently. Below you’ll find more information on the combative stage of Alzheimer’s and what…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on December 16, 2019

Women in their 70s who make an effort to stay fit can be healthier and enjoy a better quality of life. They should focus on exercises that increase their balance and strength. The following five exercises can keep women strong and thriving in their 70s and beyond. 1. Walking Walking…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on December 2, 2019

According to the National Institute on Aging, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds. This pervasive disease affects millions of older adults and their families, and getting an accurate diagnosis is more difficult than many people realize. Here’s a quick glimpse at how doctors diagnose this disease…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on November 18, 2019

The changes that occur with Parkinson’s disease aren’t always physical. While your senior loved one may face difficulty with things such as muscle tremors, you should also know the disease affects the way he or she thinks. Foggy thinking, memory loss, and general confusion are all common cognitive symptoms that…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on November 11, 2019

It can be more challenging for older adults to keep their hearts healthy when the weather outside gets colder. The staff at Centennial Home Care Assistance has put together a handy infographic explaining how cold weather affects cardiovascular health and steps seniors can take to maintain a healthy heart during…