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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 27, 2020

Choosing to be a family caregiver is a major commitment. Family caregivers tend to discover they have less time for themselves, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your life completely on hold. Figuring out how much time and effort you’ll need to put into caring for your senior…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 20, 2020

Routine exercise helps seniors maintain their health, strength, and mobility. While getting out of the home to work out can be challenging, there’s plenty of indoor fitness equipment seniors can use to stay active. Following are a few pieces of equipment worth investing in. Stationary Bikes The American College of…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 13, 2020

An organized home is safer for a senior. Your aging loved one may find it easier to access what he or she needs when everything is clean. Living in a clutter-free home is also less stressful for an aging adult. Since many people tend to accumulate large amounts of things…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 6, 2020

Though many people think aging adults can only get vitamin D from sunlight, there are also a number of various ways to incorporate vitamin D into your elderly loved one’s diet. If you’re a family caregiver, taking steps to include more of this essential nutrient in your loved one’s daily…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 29, 2020

  The later years of life can be wonderful and rewarding. At the same time, there may be times when pressing health and/or care-related needs have to be addressed. However, if your senior parent isn’t yet ready to accept this type of assistance, you may find yourself facing confrontations or…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 22, 2020

  If you have an aging parent who has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, learning about the disease can help you become a more informed caregiver so you can help your loved one handle symptoms, find viable treatment options, and offer support and assistance. Get started with the following information….

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 15, 2020

Doctor appointments take on greater importance in the senior years. Your aging loved one may need more frequent checkups for chronic health conditions. He or she may also schedule an appointment to have a test or discuss a new diagnosis. Helping your loved one prepare for appointments ensures he or…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 8, 2020

Family caregivers should prepare holistic first aid kits their senior loved ones can use for various injuries or ailments. Make sure to put instructions with each item so your loved one knows how and when to use each one. Over time, add additional items to the kit as your loved…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 25, 2020

Dementia caregivers face many challenges that require them to make an extra effort to find support. The majority of support these caregivers receive often comes from their friends, family, and other care providers. These are just a few of the reasons you need social support to help you handle your…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 18, 2020

Many seniors withdraw from social activity due to Parkinson’s, but caregivers need to encourage their aging loved ones to stay socially active. Although Parkinson’s can make it challenging for seniors to participate in many activities, it’s not impossible for them to continue to stay active. Here are five fun and…