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

Because seniors often enjoy a slower pace of life, it can be easy to forget they still experience stress. Stress can alter a senior’s mood and aggravate certain medical conditions, making it important for families providing care to be aware of potential problems. Although everyone is different, there are several…

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

The goal to live a long, healthy life is universal. This is evident when you consider some of the clean eating habits—defined as a diet free of foods that have been processed, artificially flavored and sweetened, or fried—that are common around the world, many of which are noted for extending…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on August 21, 2020

Living a simpler lifestyle can be a great way to de-stress during the retirement years, but many seniors find it difficult to simplify their lives. Encourage your senior loved one to use these six tips to make his or her life less complicated and overwhelming. 1. Learn It’s Okay to…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on August 7, 2020

Being a family caregiver can certainly be a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, if caregivers begin to feel constantly fatigued, depressed, or hopeless, they may experience caregiver burnout. To address or even avoid this issue, it helps to know what could contribute to it in the first place. Here are…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on July 24, 2020

Some people fully embrace the things that tend to be associated with the later years of life, such as having more time to fully pursue interests. However, there are some lingering misconceptions about aging that may cause seniors to have unfounded fears about getting older. Below are some of the…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on July 10, 2020

Family caregivers frequently discover they’re taking on more of their senior loved ones’ medical care decisions. Once your parent’s abilities begin to change, you may need to attend his or her healthcare appointments and serve as an advocate when he or she cannot communicate. It can be challenging to handle…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on June 19, 2020

There’s no single test that can be done to tell if a senior has dementia. The process of coming to this conclusion is often one that involves eliminating other possible sources of memory loss and other dementia-like symptoms. Several different tests and evaluations are often done to make a determination…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on June 5, 2020

Generally, people who adopt healthy habits earlier in life are more likely to do things to keep their bodies healthy later in life. Even if your senior loved one is only recently beginning to understand the benefits of being more health conscious, there are steps that can be taken to…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on May 22, 2020

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle becomes increasingly important with age. However, breaking bad habits can be difficult for some seniors. Here are eight unhealthy habits seniors should quit if they want to enhance their quality of life.  1. Smoking  Using cigarettes or other tobacco products is particularly harmful for seniors, as…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on May 8, 2020

With the onset of spring come many opportunities for older adults to engage in a variety of beneficial activities. Family members might want to consider taking advantage of the warmer weather to spend time with a senior loved one doing activities that benefit his or her emotional, mental, and physical…