Blog

How to Help Seniors Prevent Insomnia in Massachusetts
How to Help Seniors Prevent Insomnia in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on August 10, 2018

Insomnia often strikes for the first time in the senior years. While you should always check for a physical cause for insomnia such as the hormone-related changes that accompany menopause, you may not find an obvious reason for those restless nights. Implement the following six strategies to help your aging loved one get the sleep he or she needs to thrive. 1. Find the Right Time for Exercise One of…

Read Article
Myths About Aging That Aren’t True in Wellesley, Massachusetts
Myths About Aging That Aren’t True in Wellesley, Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on July 20, 2018

When you examine the way seniors are portrayed in pop culture, you may notice there are stereotypes. In TV, movies, books, and other media, seniors are often portrayed as grumpy, irritable, frail, pessimistic, and hard of hearing which has cemented a specific image of aging in the collective consciousness. Ahead, learn why some of the most prevalent myths about seniors are actually false. Poor Health Is Inevitable Many people believe…

Read Article
5 Signs a Senior Is Malnourished in Wellesley, MA
5 Signs a Senior Is Malnourished in Wellesley, MA
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on July 6, 2018

You must act immediately if you believe your aging parent is malnourished. When left untreated, this condition increases the risk of health complications ranging from heart disease to osteoporosis. Here is a closer look at five signs of malnourishment and a few tips for seniors who are having difficulty getting enough nutrients.  1. Sudden Changes in Weight Many people are surprised to hear malnourishment doesn’t always result in weight loss….

Read Article
5 Things You Should Consider Before Giving Up Caregiving in Massachusetts
5 Things You Should Consider Before Giving Up Caregiving in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on June 22, 2018

There are times in life when quitting may be necessary to preserve your wellbeing, such as ending a bad relationship. However, you may have mixed feelings about whether or not it is best to quit your role as a family caregiver. Before you give up on caregiving, think about these five things that may help you determine if finding another caregiver is the best decision.  1. Assess Your Current State…

Read Article
How to Enhance a Senior's Memory in Wellesley, MA
How to Enhance a Senior's Memory in Wellesley, MA
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on June 8, 2018

Seniors who stave off memory loss can boost their overall health and their odds of living independently for longer. To enhance his or her memory, your aging loved one will need to stay mentally and physically active. Here are some of the things you can do to boost your loved one’s memory.  Encourage Good Sleeping Habits  Seniors who get at least seven to nine hours of sleep each night can…

Read Article
How to Ward Off Restless Legs Syndrome in Seniors in Massachusetts
How to Ward Off Restless Legs Syndrome in Seniors in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on May 18, 2018

Adults over the age of 65 are susceptible to many health conditions, including restless legs syndrome. This health issue can lead to other issues such as insomnia and depression. Here are some of the ways you can help your elderly loved one prevent restless legs syndrome.  Encourage Moderate Exercise  Older adults with restless legs syndrome can use exercise to ease its symptoms. Seniors don’t need to take on a strenuous…

Read Article
4 Dangerous Home Toxins Caregivers Should Be Aware Of in Wellesley, MA
4 Dangerous Home Toxins Caregivers Should Be Aware Of in Wellesley, MA
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on May 4, 2018

Your senior loved one’s home is his or her pride and joy, and the last thing you might ever suspect is that something in the house could cause him or her to fall ill. However, many homes have toxins that go unnoticed. Watch out for the following four dangerous home toxins that could affect your loved one’s health. 1. Airborne Mold Spores Respiratory illnesses are a serious concern for older…

Read Article
How to Help the Elderly Build Strong Muscles & Bones in Massachusetts
How to Help the Elderly Build Strong Muscles & Bones in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on April 20, 2018

As people age, their muscles and bones begin to lose strength, which puts them at a greater risk for osteoporosis, broken bones, and the many complications that come with these issues. Weak muscles can increase the chances of falling, which can lead to loss of mobility and in some cases death. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your elderly loved one increase muscle and bone strength. Serve…

Read Article
5 Tips for Managing Your Parent's Behavioral Changes in Wellesley, MA
5 Tips for Managing Your Parent's Behavioral Changes in Wellesley, MA
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on April 6, 2018

The process of aging can have many unusual effects on a senior’s character and behavior. Dementia can result in complete personality changes, but even a mentally healthy senior’s personality can be altered by physical pain or a changing outlook on life. If you have a parent who is currently undergoing negative behavioral changes, use the following tips to make his or her situation more manageable. 1. Find Potential Triggers Many…

Read Article
How to Tell If Your Parent's Care Needs Are Changing in Massachusetts
How to Tell If Your Parent's Care Needs Are Changing in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on March 23, 2018

You may notice your elderly loved one has good days and bad days, which is completely normal. However, unexpected changes like bruises, vision impairment, chronic pain, and behavioral issues are typically signs a senior’s care needs are changing. Here are some common warning signs family caregivers should watch out for.  Mobility Issues  When your loved one goes from walking around the home to having difficulty with basic movements each day,…

Read Article