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

Maintaining good oral health can be challenging for seniors with dementia if they have difficulty remembering to brush their teeth or get agitated during long dental visits. As your senior loved one’s caregiver, you have many options for helping him or her practice good oral hygiene. These are just a…

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

Being a family caregiver often involves strenuous physical activity, such as lifting and twisting, which can raise the risk of sprains, strains, and other types of injuries. Fortunately, there are ways for caregivers to avoid injuring themselves when caring for their senior loved ones. Here are some tips for preventing…

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

The average age of family caregivers is getting lower. Your decision to care for your aging grandparent is one that deepens your bond, yet there are some challenges you can expect to face along the way. Caring for someone else at this stage in your life means you might also…

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

Aromatherapy won’t treat the root cause of Alzheimer’s, but it may relieve the symptoms. Through sensory stimulation, aromatherapy oils can reduce anxiety, soothe aggression, and boost mood. Ahead, learn more about using aromatherapy to treat some symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. What Is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is an alternative therapy that uses…

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

For seniors with Alzheimer’s disease, there may come a time when they don’t recognize their nearest and dearest. When you’re busy caring for your aging parent every day, you may end up getting frequent reminders that he or she no longer recognizes or remembers you. In these tense situations, there…

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

Seniors who maintain good emotional health are better equipped to handle daily challenges. Excellent emotional health can also increase independence and boost longevity. Continue reading to learn why it’s vital for your aging loved one to protect his or her emotional wellbeing and how this can be achieved. 1. Lowers…

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

Diabetes is a common health condition that’s often diagnosed in the senior years. Older adults who have had diabetes for years might find it difficult to control as they age. Having diabetes increases a senior’s risk of having a stroke for several reasons, but there are things you can do…

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

It’s important that seniors with dementia bathe on a regular basis. If your senior loved one has cognitive deficits, he or she may also have incontinence problems, which can lead to skin excoriation if irritating urine and stool aren’t thoroughly cleaned during a daily bath. Here are some tips that…

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

Family caregivers are under a lot of stress. If you try to ignore this stress, you could greatly harm your own mental and physical health. Taking a little time for yourself now and then can help you care for yourself and be a better caregiver.  Caring for senior loved ones…

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

Elderly people are at higher risk for dehydration because the body pays less attention to thirst signals as a person ages and the kidneys function less efficiently. Dehydration can lead to both mental and physical issues that make a senior uncomfortable. Look for these signs to see if your aging…