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By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on December 6, 2021

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system, and it can impact an individual’s emotional, mental, and physical health. There currently isn’t a permanent cure for this disorder, but many seniors are able to minimize the symptoms with various pastimes, treatments, and hobbies. Here’s a quick look at…

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

Family caregivers should pay special attention to what their senior loved ones eat in the event those foods are unhealthy for the kidneys. Here’s a list of a few to watch for. Artificial Sweeteners Many people believe they’re doing themselves a favor by using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar to…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on November 1, 2021

Exercising is an activity that offers many various benefits, including opportunities for social interaction, enhanced mood, better sleep, and a lower risk of falls and injuries. However, in addition to the previously mentioned benefits, multiple scientific studies have confirmed physical exercise can ward off the development of Alzheimer’s and also…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on October 18, 2021

Creating a simple life can be liberating and empowering for seniors. By eliminating unnecessary commitments, seniors can have more freedom to engage in pursuits that add joy and meaning to their lives. The following are a few steps seniors can take to simplify their lives. Consider Downsizing  Moving to a…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on October 4, 2021

Shingles is a painful skin rash that affects one out of three people in the United States. It’s also most common among people over the age of 60. Antiviral medications can shorten the duration of the condition, but some pain is almost unavoidable. To relieve pain, there are a few…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on September 20, 2021

Exercising can be difficult for seniors with Parkinson’s, but it’s important they make the effort to stay mobile and active, as engaging in physical activity has a number of neuroprotective benefits. It helps aging adults stay agile and maintain their balance, and it may alleviate some symptoms. Here are seven…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on September 6, 2021

Whether you’re trying to find time for your own family responsibilities or handling a temperamental senior loved one, being a caregiver can be a stressful job. If it remains unaddressed, caregiver stress can lead to complete burnout that endangers not only your health but also the quality of the care…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on August 16, 2021

Regular library visits are recommended for aging adults. A trip to the library can be enjoyable, and seniors can gain the following benefits when they visit.  1. Read Books for Free Few things in life are free. Yet the library offers an opportunity to check out free books, ranging from…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on August 2, 2021

One of the most challenging aspects of caring for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s is addressing aggressive behavior. Though Alzheimer’s affects everyone differently, even the most mild-mannered senior may become combative at times. Knowing how to handle this aggression can help as you care for your aging loved one….

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…