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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 29, 2022

Aging can negatively affect a senior’s memory, and it can also increase the risk of Alzheimer’s. However, not all cases of memory loss are connected to the disease. Emotional disorders and medications can cause confusion, forgetfulness, and critical thinking problems. In contrast, Alzheimer’s causes memory impairment in older adults. Learn…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 15, 2022

One or two people cannot effectively offer a senior loved one the assistance he or she needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Respite care is an available alternative. Professional respite caregivers come into the home and provide high-quality care for the designated length of time needed. There…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on May 25, 2022

The reality of being a caregiver for a senior with dementia is that it isn’t always easy. There may come a time when your loved one gets stubbornly opposed to something and absolutely refuses to comply with your wishes. Repeatedly saying “no” to things that are necessary for maintaining your…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on May 11, 2022

Celiac disease is characterized by severe gastrointestinal upset whenever a person eats gluten-containing foods. One of the best ways to address celiac disease is to avoid gluten altogether. Here are a few tasty and healthy meal ideas for seniors who have celiac disease.  Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry Chicken and…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on April 27, 2022

Being a caregiver can be an overwhelming duty, and the pain of seeing your mother or father become less able may be difficult to handle, which is why it’s important to take time for yourself. Here are some of the things you can do when taking a break from caregiving. …

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on April 13, 2022

Older adults who discover fun and enjoyable hobbies can build their confidence, and they often find the hobbies they choose are quite rewarding. Participating in hobbies can also reduce stress and rejuvenate the mind. Here are five hobbies that can greatly benefit seniors.  1. Growing Plants Whether a senior is…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 30, 2022

Early detection is essential for the long-term treatment of melanoma. Lesions, or abnormal changes in the colour or texture of skin, are one of the most common warning signs of melanoma. The disease can affect a senior’s overall quality of life. Here are a few warning signs your aging loved…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 16, 2022

There are a number of signs your loved one is aging. While some of these signs are readily evident, others may remain hidden until well into the senior years. Here are four rare medical conditions seniors may develop and a detailed look at each of them. 1. Frontotemporal Degeneration Also…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 23, 2022

It’s important for seniors to make lifestyle changes that can have long-term effects on their cognitive health and reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s. However, there are a few steps they can take right away that may have more immediate effects. Here are a few tips to help your elderly loved…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 9, 2022

Gum disease and other dental health issues are common in elderly people. As people age, they may have difficulty performing regular oral hygiene routines, which can lead to gum inflammation, bleeding, tooth decay, and other complications. However, taking care of the teeth and gums may be easier than your senior…