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By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on November 16, 2022

Hearing loss happens so gradually that seniors sometimes don’t realize there’s a problem until someone points it out. Once seniors lose a significant amount of their hearing, they may also experience issues with safety or become isolated if they cannot hear what people are saying in social situations. Addressing your…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on October 26, 2022

Most older adults aren’t going to put up too much of a fight if you suggest they eat a little dark chocolate from time to time. However, dark chocolate isn’t just a tasty treat. It also offers a variety of health benefits for people over 65. Here’s a list of…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on October 12, 2022

As dementia progresses and cognitive decline increases, it becomes difficult for seniors to communicate and connect with the world around them. Sometimes people describe a loved one as an “empty shell” as memory loss gets worse, but the truth is it just requires using new ways to bond and connect….

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 28, 2022

Hallucinations are a symptom your aging loved one may develop as dementia progresses. Although it may be upsetting to see your loved one experience something that isn’t real, hallucinations are usually manageable. Now that your loved one is moving to the next stage of dementia, you can use these strategies…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 14, 2022

Because of the demands of being a family caregiver, some extra support and encouragement from other family members and friends is often appreciated. However, some of the things you say in casual conversation may be inappropriate, and sometimes, certain things are simply best left unsaid, which is what we’re going…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on August 24, 2022

One of the easiest ways for aging adults to maintain their health is by getting into better shape. If you have an elderly loved one who needs to exercise more, you’ll have an easier time convincing him or her if you participate as well. Here are a few suggestions for…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on August 10, 2022

Living with chronic back pain can quickly put a halt to your senior loved one’s active lifestyle, but finding relief is easier than you may think. Many seniors have had success with these natural supplements that help them find pain relief without depending on pharmaceuticals. White Willow Bark White willow…

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

A transient ischemic attack is also referred to as a mini-stroke, and the symptoms often resolve quickly with proper treatment. However, many aging adults who experience these types of attacks have a higher risk of experiencing more serious strokes in the future. Therefore, family caregivers need to learn more about…

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

Social isolation is common among older adults, and it can lead to long-term problems and speed up cognitive decline. Family caregivers need to promote socialization and make it easier for their aging loved ones to get out into the community and interact with others. Below are some ways your loved…

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…