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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on April 14, 2021

Behavior frequently changes as a natural part of getting older. Nevertheless, it’s normal to be worried if you start to observe unusual or concerning behavioural changes in your elderly parent. Here, we discuss some of the most common types of behavioural changes in aging adults and how family caregivers can…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 24, 2021

Caregiving can be very stressful at times. If stress isn’t managed properly, family caregivers can experience burnout or even land themselves in the hospital. However, there are steps you can take to alleviate anxiety and keep your mind in a relaxed state. Take a look at some tips to use…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 10, 2021

If your senior loved one has had a recent hospital stay, you’ve probably had healthcare professionals recommend ways to lower his or her risk of readmission. Why is it so detrimental for a senior to have to go back into the hospital? Here are five major reasons hospital readmissions are…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 24, 2021

When their airways become blocked or constricted during sleep, seniors may stop breathing and experience sleep apnea. It’s important for seniors and their caregivers to learn as much about sleep apnea as possible, including ways to prevent it. Here are some suggestions on how to prevent sleep apnea in the…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 10, 2021

Socialization helps seniors boost their overall quality of life. By regularly visiting your senior relatives and spending some time with them, you can help them stave off depression and isolation. Here are some of the benefits your older loved one can gain by having visits from family members.  1. Evaluate…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 27, 2021

The dangers of a sedentary lifestyle are even more significant for seniors because they’re already at risk for developing serious health conditions. However, seniors sometimes need motivation to stay active after retirement, since many long hours spent at home may cause them to retreat to their favorite chairs. Encourage your…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 13, 2021

When your elderly loved one requires assistance with daily activities, you need to decide where and how he or she will receive care. Most seniors want to receive care at home instead of moving into assisted living facilities. Although both options provide benefits, the services are different. Here are some…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 30, 2020

Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a condition characterized by an abnormal heartbeat originating in the upper chambers of the heart (atria). Afib greatly increases the risk of stroke in seniors—as much as five times higher than people without Afib. This is one of the reasons all caregivers need to be able…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 16, 2020

It’s important for women to work on staying fit at any age, but it’s even more essential for elderly women because they’re at higher risk for developing serious health conditions. Your aging loved one will be happy to hear she doesn’t have to work too hard to get into better…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on November 25, 2020

The chances of getting diabetes can increase with age. Seniors with diabetes are also more likely to experience a variety of related complications. If your senior loved one has diabetes, here are a few treatment options to promote his or her quality of life. Metformin Metformin is often the first…