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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on November 23, 2021

Even though violent crimes against seniors are decreasing, property crimes against people over the age of 65 still take place at an alarming rate. Older adults are often the targets of scams that end up costing them thousands of dollars. However, these five steps can drastically reduce a senior’s risk…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on November 16, 2021

Everybody gets exhausted now and then, but family caregivers are more likely to experience fatigue because of the many obligations, responsibilities, and duties on their to-do lists. Being overly exhausted isn’t good physically or mentally for anyone, and it can make it difficult to provide sufficient care for an older…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on November 9, 2021

In a society focused on productivity, sleep is often viewed as one of the first things that can be skipped when times get busy. While cutting down on sleep isn’t good at any age, it’s particularly hard on seniors. For older adults who need motivation to maintain their sleep hygiene…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on November 2, 2021

Recovering from a stroke takes time. The length of recovery time depends on the location and extent of the brain damage caused by the stroke. However, there are techniques that can shorten the time it takes for aging adults to recover from strokes.  Get Exercise Occupational and physical therapists often…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 26, 2021

Some people mistakenly believe losing teeth or having other oral health issues is merely part of the aging process. Thus, they may not care for their teeth and gums as carefully as they did in their younger days. There are several common oral issues older adults face. However, there are…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 19, 2021

Falling at home is one of the most common causes of serious injuries among older adults. Although experiencing falls can be scary for both seniors and their loved ones, the steps that are taken immediately after a fall can make a significant difference in an older adult’s ability to recover…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 12, 2021

Due to many different biological and environmental factors, everyone undergoes the aging process. As adults grow older, several body systems slow down or don’t function as efficiently compared to their younger years. However, there are several lifestyle changes seniors might consider adopting to prevent or slow down the effects of…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 5, 2021

Eating well-balanced meals and snacks can strengthen memory, cognitive skills, and physical health, which are essential benefits that could slow the progression of dementia and boost your aging loved one’s quality of life. Below you’ll find foods older adults with dementia should avoid.  1. White Rice Eating white rice can…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 28, 2021

Thousands of people across the country are serving as caregivers for older loved ones. However, at some point, family caregivers need time off. Some families live quite a distance from their elderly loved ones and aren’t able to provide care themselves. In both cases, respite care is worth a consideration….

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 21, 2021

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that can be found in almost every type of soft tissue throughout the human body. When there’s too much cholesterol, pockets of this substance start attaching to arteries and increase an individual’s risk of heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular disease. Seniors who have recently been…