Tips for Dealing with Anger and Aggression Related to Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease can be a very frustrating condition to watch a loved one experience. There is currently no cure or prevention method. While your aging parent may have some very good days, they may also have times where they are more confused or agitated than usual. This can be tough not only on them, but … Continue reading Tips for Dealing with Anger and Aggression Related to Alzheimer’s

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6 Signs It May Be Time to Transition to Assisted Living

Caring for an aging parent can be a lot of responsibility. Many seniors prefer to age in place for as long as possible, meaning you must ensure that they are safe at home and living a quality life. This can be a lot to take on while also balancing your own life and family. An … Continue reading 6 Signs It May Be Time to Transition to Assisted Living

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Recognizing the Signs of Heat-Related Illness and How to Respond

One of the joys of summer is being able to get outside and enjoy the warm sunshine and fresh air. It can be a wonderful time to picnic in the park, take a walk, go to a festival, or watch the grandkids play soccer or baseball. But as the temperature rises, this can also increase … Continue reading Recognizing the Signs of Heat-Related Illness and How to Respond

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The Impact of Cataracts on Vision and What You Can Do

Cataracts are extremely common in older adults, though they can affect people at any age. Over time, natural proteins build up on the lens in the eye causing changes in vision. This buildup often progresses very slowly over many years, so many people do not even realize that they have cataracts until their visual impairment … Continue reading The Impact of Cataracts on Vision and What You Can Do

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Breaking Down Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia. It causes people to have difficulty with memory, communication, and focus. As the disease progresses, they may become easily confused or disoriented and have trouble completing basic tasks. Unfortunately, scientists are not entirely sure what causes Alzheimer’s or why some people develop it and others don’t. It can … Continue reading Breaking Down Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

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Taking Steps to Build Stronger Bones

A problem that many people face as they get older is osteoporosis. Bones become more fragile and brittle making them more susceptible to fractures. It is also common for seniors’ bones to become less dense as they age, which also contributes to risk of injury or disability. The good news is, there are many steps … Continue reading Taking Steps to Build Stronger Bones

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Low Impact Exercises for Seniors to Stay in Shape

Staying fit and active can allow seniors to live longer, healthier lives while doing the activities they enjoy. Age does not have to be a limiting factor. May 31 is National Senior Health and Fitness Day, and a wonderful time to brush up ways to stay physically fit. While some seniors are life-long runners, tennis … Continue reading Low Impact Exercises for Seniors to Stay in Shape

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Spring Activities to Do with Aging Parents

As winter fades away, there are more opportunities to get out and about. Busy schedules and bad weather may have kept you from spending as much time with your aging parents as you had hoped, but now you can get back into the swing of things. Regular visits can be a great way to strengthen … Continue reading Spring Activities to Do with Aging Parents

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Planning Ahead with Your Aging Parent

The average life expectancy in the United States is around 80 years old, and many people live well into their 80s and 90s, some going past 100. There is no way of knowing exactly how long someone will live. This can make caring for an aging parent even more challenging because you don’t know what … Continue reading Planning Ahead with Your Aging Parent

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Activities to Help Your Senior Stay Socially Active

Boredom and isolation can be dangerous for seniors. They can lead to problems with depression and negatively affect overall health. Regular socialization can boost mental health and provide higher quality of life. It keeps seniors both physically and mentally active. Sometimes due to physical or mental challenges, seniors may find it easier or less stressful … Continue reading Activities to Help Your Senior Stay Socially Active

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