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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…

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…