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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 26, 2020

Hoarding behaviors tend to increase in people with dementia. Some seniors might have always had a tendency to hang on to their belongings, and the changes in their brains due to dementia can cause them to do so even more. Other seniors may begin to hoard objects in an effort…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 19, 2020

Communication boards are simple yet extremely effective tools for helping stroke survivors express their needs and emotions. One reason these boards are so useful is because they provide a great deal of flexibility. Communication boards can even be as simple as pieces of paper with a few words or images…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 12, 2020

The dietary concerns of seniors with Alzheimer’s are challenging for a number of reasons. As their memory lapses, seniors may forget to eat, which leads to malnutrition and dehydration. Their senses of smell and taste are altered secondary to the changes occurring in the brain. Thus, the foods or meals…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 5, 2020

Family caregivers often spend large portions of their days making sure their senior loved ones eat well, exercise, and take their medications. These are all important things to do, but you also need to be aware of your loved one’s emotional wellbeing. Seniors often feel sad, worried, and angry about…

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

Family caregivers can be said to wear many hats over the course of even a single day. In fact, it’s almost impossible to list all the things caregivers do to help their senior loved ones. The typical family caregiver generally serves in these roles that encompass many different duties. Assist…

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

Science is proving that people really are what they eat. The choices you help your senior loved one make about his or her diet play a role in how well he or she thinks and feels. Your parent’s diet may even be able to slow the progression of the disease….

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

Building connections is essential at any age, including during the senior years. Older adults need to find ways to meet new people and form relationships that prevent boredom and isolation. Take a look at some of the things your elderly parent can do to meet other seniors. 1. Use Social…

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

Coronavirus can produce symptoms that range from mild to potentially life-threatening. According to the CDC and other leading health sources, the latter is more likely to be the case for older adults considered at risk. As for what “at risk” means, this generally includes seniors with chronic illnesses, underlying health…

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 24, 2020

According to a recent study funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, nearly half of all adults over the age of 75 have some form of hearing loss. If your aging parent seems to be experiencing hearing loss, it’s time to come up with a long-term plan….

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 17, 2020

Grocery shopping can be a challenging activity for some seniors, which is one of the reasons many older adults rely on fast food and prepackaged meals. While those types of foods are usually fine in small quantities, seniors should try to eat fresh foods and homemade meals as often as…