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By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on February 19, 2021

Seniors often enjoy the benefits they get after exercising, but they may need some help getting started. You can use the following tips to encourage your senior loved one to follow his or her exercise plan.  Track Progress  The benefits of exercise often take time to appear. If your loved…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on February 5, 2021

Statistics indicate that up to 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease are diagnosed each year. Many seniors with Parkinson’s are able to remain at home because family members choose to act as caregivers for their older loved ones. Family caregivers can prepare for what lies ahead by following the guidelines…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on January 22, 2021

Burnout is common among caregivers, and they must make a point of taking care of themselves when providing care for an elderly relative. Otherwise, they’re likely to burn out physically, mentally, and emotionally. If you’re caring for an aging loved one, here are a few ways you can practice better…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on January 8, 2021

Alzheimer’s disease causes symptoms that can make communication difficult for seniors. However, it’s possible to maintain communication through every stage of Alzheimer’s by using a few simple techniques. Make sure to add the following tips to your care plan so you can encourage your senior loved one to keep communicating….

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on December 18, 2020

Older adults often have more than one health issue that requires treatment, and many of these are ongoing. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthritis are just a few health conditions that often occur simultaneously. While keeping up with several health issues does present a few challenges, you can use these…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on December 4, 2020

An unhealthy diet increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and many other serious health issues. It can also negatively impact cognitive health and overall energy levels. Here’s a quick look at some foods older adults need to avoid at all costs and a few alternatives they might…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on November 20, 2020

Shingles is a very common medical condition that occurs later in life. Though it’s often seen as painful and unpleasant, shingles isn’t a life-threatening condition in itself. However, new research suggests that shingles increase the risk of stroke in aging adults. For an elderly person who has already experienced a…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on November 6, 2020

Companionship is essential for seniors because it decreases stress, staves off isolation, and reduces the risk of depression. However, for many seniors, circumstances limit their ability to make social connections. Whether aging adults are housebound due to health conditions or their social activity is limited because they can no longer…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on October 23, 2020

A cohesive family unit is the foundation of high-quality care for a senior. However, when brothers and sisters are caring for an aging parent, sibling relationships can become increasingly tense and stressful. The consensus among family members is always to provide the highest level of care for their elderly loved…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on October 9, 2020

Many seniors worry that reaching retirement age means taking long naps and joining knitting circles. But there are more interesting ways for seniors to spend their retirement. Check out the following ideas for senior retirees. Make Jewelry Seniors can enjoy working with their hands and creating delicate items such as…