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By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on May 12, 2022

Older adults often have difficulty finding new purpose in their lives. The concerns of middle age, such as raising a family and meeting career goals, aren’t applicable to the post-retirement years. Seniors who want to be happy and healthy as they age need to find some kind of motivation. Here…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on May 9, 2022

Caring for a senior with dementia can be a challenge, but the only thing you can do is keep trying to maintain your aging loved one’s wellbeing. There are some standard healthcare guidelines most dementia care providers follow, and being aware of them can help you do what’s best for…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on April 28, 2022

Seniors may not be able to physically return to their youth, but they can benefit in many ways from spending time with people of all different ages. Here are a few reasons your elderly loved one should make an effort to stay connected with the younger generation. Reduces Isolation Some…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on April 25, 2022

As women age, they shouldn’t neglect their cardiovascular health. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among senior women, and it often manifests differently in women than it does in men. To optimize cardiovascular health, senior women need to make the following lifestyle choices.  1. Exercise Everyone…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on April 14, 2022

Hallucinations and delusions resulting from Alzheimer’s disease can be just as upsetting to family caregivers as they are to the seniors experiencing them. However, it’s important to remember these symptoms are merely due to changes occurring in the brain, and you can comfort your elderly loved one by using these…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on April 11, 2022

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately one million people in the U.S. currently live with aphasia, a disorder that affects the ability to communicate. Seniors are at especially high risk for developing this condition. However, they can reduce their risk of aphasia by taking precautions…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on March 31, 2022

Once seniors have mastered the basics of knitting, this hobby can be beneficial for their physical and mental health. The activity is challenging, and it gives seniors the perfect opportunity to interact with peers who have similar interests. For older adults who are searching for a new hobby, here are…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on March 28, 2022

For seniors, maintaining good balance is vital for controlling the body’s position. Whether standing still or moving about, good balance makes it possible to change positions without falling, walk without wobbling or staggering, avoid tripping hazards, and safely navigate stairs, among other things. Helping your aging loved one maintain balance…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on March 17, 2022

Being near your senior loved one makes it easier to spot abuse, but you still have options for checking on his or her wellbeing if you live far away. As a long-distance caregiver, you face a few challenges, but they can be easier to handle when you have a strong…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on March 14, 2022

Eating a healthy diet is one of the most effective ways for aging adults to reduce the risk of stroke. In addition to getting regular exercise, eating a diet that’s low in fat, salt, and unnecessary additives can reduce blood pressure and increase circulation. Want to know which foods are…