Simple Steps to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

You only have one heart, so it’s important to take good care of it. Your heart is a powerful muscle that never stops beating from the time it develops until you eventually pass away. Unfortunately, heart disease can cause damage and keep your heart from working as effectively as possible. But there are ways that … Continue reading Simple Steps to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

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Overcoming Loss of Appetite with Aging

As your loved one gets older, you may notice that they appear to be losing weight or eating less than they used to. This is very common, but can still be concerning. You want to ensure that they are getting all of the calories, vitamins, and nutrients they need to stay healthy. What Are Some … Continue reading Overcoming Loss of Appetite with Aging

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Christmas and the In-Home Caregiver: Taking Proper Precautions

Christmas is just a few weeks away, but the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on. In an effort to keep everyone safer, including vulnerable populations such as seniors and those with underlying health conditions, it is recommended that large gatherings be avoided. Even small gatherings are encouraged to be limited to only individuals who have … Continue reading Christmas and the In-Home Caregiver: Taking Proper Precautions

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Protecting Seniors from Scams

Every single day people young and old are duped by scams that they believe are real. Scammers are skilled in knowing just what to say to make their story seem plausible, and new schemes emerge all the time. Unfortunately, seniors are often a prime target because they may not be fully alert and aware of … Continue reading Protecting Seniors from Scams

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Tips for Caring for a Loved One with Parkinson’s Disease

Finding out that your loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease can be scary. It is a progressive condition for which there is currently no cure. But the disease does not affect everyone exactly the same, and there are ways to manage symptoms to improve quality of life. Because it is a progressive disease, … Continue reading Tips for Caring for a Loved One with Parkinson’s Disease

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors Who Have It All

The holiday season often means family get-togethers and the exchanging of gifts. Buying for kids can be easy because they love new toys, games, and books. It can be fun to find presents for family members who just got married, moved into a new house, or had a baby as well. But what do you … Continue reading Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors Who Have It All

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Why Getting an Annual Flu Shot is Essential for Senior Health

  Flu season is in full swing, but if you haven’t already gotten your flu shot, it’s not too late. You can still get one now to help protect you during the coming months. According to the CDC, “People 65 years and older are at high risk of developing serious complications from the flu compared … Continue reading Why Getting an Annual Flu Shot is Essential for Senior Health

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Furry Friends: The Benefits of Pets for Seniors

A major challenge for many seniors as they age is loneliness. Being retired can give them a lot of free time to do as they please, but when family and friends are still working, it can mean more time spent alone. Seniors may also have limited access to transportation making getting out and about harder. … Continue reading Furry Friends: The Benefits of Pets for Seniors

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Simple Exercises Seniors Can Do at Home

In the face of COVID-19, gyms and fitness centers are among some of the last businesses that are allowed to reopen. That means that the usual exercises classes older adults may have been attending have likely been cancelled, suspended, or moved online. But just because you can’t physically go to the gym or recreation center … Continue reading Simple Exercises Seniors Can Do at Home

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Practicing Self-Care for Caregivers

Caring for aging parents can be a rewarding yet time-consuming and stressful job. You want to ensure that they are receiving the best care possible, they are safe, and their needs are met, yet you must still balance your own life, family, career, and needs at the same time. There are only so many hours … Continue reading Practicing Self-Care for Caregivers

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