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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 24, 2022

Stroke recovery can vary from person to person, but there are a few methods of post-stroke care that can help any senior stroke survivor, no matter the severity of the stroke. Here are some tips on how to effectively care for your elderly loved one after he or she has…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 17, 2022

Through education, doctors and nurses can prevent readmissions from happening soon after seniors are discharged from the hospital. Effective teaching and discharge planning benefit both seniors and their family caregivers. Here are some ways education can reduce seniors’ risk of illness or injury and alleviate stress for caregivers.  Fall Precautions…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 10, 2022

Even though caring for your senior loved one can be rewarding, there may be times when you feel overwhelmed and don’t know how to restore a sense of balance to your life. However, there are plenty of ways to keep a positive attitude. Here are some tips on how you…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 3, 2022

Elderly alcoholism is a real and fairly common issue. Many aging adults drink to forget about problems, calm their nerves, or alleviate depression. Although having a light social drink from time to time may not be problematic, routine and excessive drinking can take its toll at this stage of life….

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 26, 2022

Permanent dementia is often caused by Alzheimer’s disease or other brain and neurological disorders. However, dementia can be temporary in certain cases. Before the physician recommends a treatment plan for your senior loved one’s dementia, the cause will need to be identified. You can remember the reversible causes of dementia…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 19, 2022

Participating in physical activity becomes increasingly important in the golden years, but some seniors prefer to avoid traditional exercise at all costs. Dancing is a wonderful alternative because it provides seniors with many of the same benefits as other exercises while encouraging them to have fun. Here are some of…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 12, 2022

The benefits of respite care can be enjoyed by seniors with disabilities or chronic health conditions or by independent seniors who need a little help around the home. They’ll receive skilled care and companionship, enhancing their mental and physical wellbeing. Here are some of the ways seniors can benefit from…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 5, 2022

For many seniors with Alzheimer’s disease, not being able to enjoy some of the things they once loved to do can be frustrating. By playing games and staying mentally active, your elderly loved one with Alzheimer’s can feel successful and find a sense of purpose. Here is a list of…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 29, 2022

Many people associate cavities with children, but seniors can encounter a wide variety of dental concerns as they enter the golden years. Fortunately, many dental issues in the elderly can be prevented by taking measures to minimize the effects changing health conditions can have on oral health. Here are a…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 22, 2022

Caring for seniors can be challenging because of the cognitive and physical health conditions they may have. Even experienced caregivers continue to look for new ways to help their loved ones enjoy long and fulfilling lives. If you’re a family caregiver getting ready to care for an aging adult, consider…