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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 14, 2021

A Parkinson’s care plan should detail the unique challenges pertaining to your aging loved one’s mental, physical, and emotional health. It should be updated as your loved one’s health changes, outlining the progression and detailing successful techniques. Below are some strategies that need to be included in an adequate care…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 7, 2021

It’s not easy to anticipate every aspect of caregiving, and unexpected challenges can occur. You should learn as much about caregiving as possible and develop a list of ways to combat anything that comes your way. Here are some of the unexpected challenges you might face as a family caregiver…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 24, 2021

Caregiving is never easy, but it can be especially difficult when your senior loved one is stubborn or unwilling to receive aid. Thankfully, there are ways to help a stubborn senior. Here are five tactics caregivers can use when confronted with stubborn behavior. 1. Remain Positive When communicating with a…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 17, 2021

Living with conditions that make it difficult to swallow and chew can prevent seniors from getting the daily nutrients their bodies need to function. Family caregivers should do some research and find ways to make their aging loved ones feel comfortable when eating, such as softening their food. Here are…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 10, 2021

Being a family caregiver can cause a person to experience a variety of negative emotions. When you do something nice for your elderly loved one’s caregiver, you could boost his or her mood instantly and make his or her job a little more enjoyable. Here are some of the things…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 3, 2021

Many caregivers help their senior loved ones with daily dressing and grooming tasks, so it’s useful to know how to successfully complete these activities. Dressing seniors with limited mobility, dementia, or other health conditions can be quite difficult. Use these seven tips to make dressing and grooming tasks easier.  1….

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 27, 2021

There are many different types of heart disease that can affect aging adults. Fortunately, seniors can often prevent these cardiovascular disorders by making healthy lifestyle choices. Here are six of the main types of heart disease.   1. Arrhythmia This disease is characterized by an irregular heartbeat. Arrhythmia can affect…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 20, 2021

A healthy diet helps senior stroke survivors recover while keeping their blood sugar within normal limits. Seniors need to check with their physicians to determine if certain foods might interact with medications. However, there are many foods considered healthy for stroke survivors with diabetes.  1. Avocados The oleic acid contained…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 13, 2021

Though the risk of Alzheimer’s can be reduced by consuming omega-3 fatty acids, exercising regularly, and stimulating the brain, it’s not always possible to prevent this disease. Cognitive decline in seniors with Alzheimer’s normally progresses from mild memory loss to complete lack of cognition.    Caring for senior loved ones…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 6, 2021

Summer is the season for fun for all ages. The kids are out of school, burgers are on the grill, everyone is heading to the beach, and families are making memories on vacation. It’s the perfect time of year to include your older loved one in some family festivities. However,…