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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 11, 2020

Being an effective caregiver for a senior loved one is primarily about balance when it comes to fulfilling your other family roles at the same time. However, for some caregivers, this goal tends to be easier said than done. If this is something you’re facing challenges with yourself, here are…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 4, 2020

For many families, one of the most challenging things is simply determining how much care their senior loved ones need. Some seniors may be fine living at home and getting occasional check-ins from friends, while others may need around-the-clock care. There are several factors to consider when figuring out which…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 28, 2020

There are several great community resources that can boost a senior’s wellbeing and make daily life easier. However, seniors cannot take advantage of these wonderful resources unless they’re aware of them. Make sure your senior loved one gets the help he or she needs by using these methods to find…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 21, 2020

There are some commonly held beliefs about aging that aren’t exactly true when you dive a bit deeper. For instance, our basic personalities are formed early in life, so there’s no standard “older personality.” This is just one common misconception about aging that still tends to linger. Below you’ll find…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 14, 2020

Family caregivers often experience a roller coaster of emotions as they care for their senior loved ones. Most caregivers expect to experience some degree of frustration, yet it can be surprising to discover other emotions appearing, such as embarrassment and anger. Acknowledging that all of these emotions are normal is…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 7, 2020

Good communication with your senior loved one’s medical team helps you make sure he or she receives the highest quality of healthcare services. Your loved one may need your help if he or she has difficulty with speech or comprehending what other people say. Some seniors just prefer to have…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 23, 2020

Seniors tend to benefit most from a well-rounded approach to fitness that includes a mix of various forms of exercise, including ones that involve the use of appropriate exercise equipment. Fortunately, there are many appealing and beneficial options with exercise-related equipment for older adults. Here are some of the top…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 16, 2020

Adults who stay active and engaged in their senior years can experience a variety of benefits, including better cognitive health. However, many seniors experience boredom and isolation, which can impact their quality of life. Continue reading to find ways to keep your elderly loved one engaged at home. Cooking Instead…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 9, 2020

There are some people who seem to sail through their senior years without many worries. They manage to stay in relatively good health, and they may even look younger than they are. Aging well isn’t that difficult when following these habits that are known to reduce health issues. 1. Establish…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 2, 2020

A new study referenced by Alzheimers.net found stressful life experiences may age the brain and contribute to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. There’s additional research suggesting a possible link between stress and cognitive decline. While not all sources of stress can be entirely avoided, there are certain stressors…