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

Caring for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is seldom easy. Even the most loving and devoted families need help to alleviate the emotional and physical demands of the task and ease the burden of care. Worried about how your loved one will react to a new caregiver? Are…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 29, 2021

Recovering from a stroke can be a challenging and daunting process for seniors. A big part of this journey involves supervised physical therapy. But it’s equally important for senior stroke survivors to explore rehabilitative and therapeutic exercises that can be done at home with the help of family caregivers to…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 15, 2021

Fun-loving seniors may find doing the typical brain-training games such as puzzles to be too mundane for their interests. If your senior loved one tends to prefer more exciting ventures, suggest trying a few of these five unconventional strategies to keep his or her mind sharp.  1. Engage Multiple Senses…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 25, 2021

People are told throughout their lives that taking care of their oral health is crucial. However, the importance of going to the dentist and brushing your teeth becomes more evident with aging. Although keeping up with oral health may be more challenging in the senior years, your aging loved one…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 11, 2021

Caring for a senior loved one can be an overwhelming job, and guilt is a common emotion many family caregivers experience. If the guilt continues, it could lead to burnout. However, there are some things you can do to avoid caregiver guilt.  Set Realistic Goals You may feel guilty when…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 28, 2021

Aging is an inevitable part of life, and with it comes many changes. Understanding the warning signs could prevent you from overreacting to an issue. You could also encourage healthy lifestyle choices that help your senior loved one maintain independence. Take a look at some of the typical signs of…

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

Dementia is a progressive disease, which means the loss of brain function doesn’t happen all at once. Your elderly loved one will have the ability to participate in creative activities that can enhance his or her self-confidence, mood, and communication abilities and strengthen his or her engagement with other people….

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 30, 2021

Digestive problems are common among aging adults, and there are many cases where problems can become severe enough to interfere with a senior’s quality of life. Whether a person has a chronic gastrointestinal disorder such as Crohn’s disease or an occasional bout of constipation, the following tips can be used…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 16, 2021

Staying physically active in the golden years is essential to maintaining independence and overall health, but it’s important that seniors engage in the right types of exercise. Seniors can enjoy maximum benefits from their physical fitness routines by performing the following types of exercise.  Aerobic Aerobic fitness is a key…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on May 26, 2021

Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean your senior loved one will develop poor health or limited mobility. Aging well means he or she can enjoy the golden years without significant pain or loss of movement. Here are some secrets to healthy aging that your loved one should consider. Eat Right Consuming…