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By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on June 1, 2020

Spending time outside can be an excellent way for seniors to enjoy fresh air, boost their mood, and get a little vitamin D. However, certain outdoor activities can be a bit too strenuous for seniors, especially those in poor health. Here are some ideas for fun outdoor activities that can…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on May 18, 2020

Many seniors try to hide symptoms of dementia from their family members. However, failing to get help could cause the condition to progress quickly. Once you understand the warning signs of dementia, it may be difficult for your aging parent to hide the condition. Here are some of the signs…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on May 4, 2020

Fear can be beneficial when it keeps someone from harm, but there comes a point where anxiety interferes with a person’s ability to enjoy life. Aging adults often discover they have new fears that pop up over time. Some of these fears can become so overwhelming that seniors may spend…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on April 20, 2020

Gaining weight isn’t always a bad thing, especially for seniors living with conditions that cause weight loss. Some medications can also prevent seniors from staying in good physical and mental shape. However, family caregivers can use the tips mentioned below to help their senior parents maintain a healthy weight and…

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

Family caregivers have always played an essential role in senior care. Now, your role has taken on even greater importance, since your beloved elderly family member is at risk for major complications from the coronavirus. During this time of heightened risk, you can use these strategies to keep your senior…

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…