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By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on April 15, 2021

Engagement and self-expression are vital for seniors with neurological disorders. However, many seniors with Alzheimer’s find it challenging to stay actively engaged, especially as the disease progresses. Music therapy is an excellent way to enhance your aging loved one’s mood and boost his or her memory. Here are some of…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on March 25, 2021

Family members are often the backbone of long-term home care for older adults, and being a caregiver can be incredibly difficult without the right skills. As a family caregiver, you need to constantly reevaluate every aspect of your loved one’s health and adapt to any issues you come across. Here’s…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on March 11, 2021

It’s important for seniors to eat regularly so they get enough calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat for good health. However, many seniors with Alzheimer’s disease have a difficult time eating, which can lead to fat, muscle, and nutrient loss. Use these tips to encourage your senior loved one to eat….

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on February 25, 2021

Most elderly people live on fixed incomes, so they have to be cautious about how they manage their money. Facing financial concerns can be stressful, so it might be a good idea for you to step in and assist your aging loved one. Use the following tips to help your…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on February 11, 2021

Respite care isn’t just beneficial for family caregivers who need a break. Having a professional caregiver visit your aging parent at home also provides substantial benefits for your loved one’s physical and mental health. These are just a few of the many advantages your loved one can begin to enjoy…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on January 28, 2021

Boredom is a frequent complaint among seniors, so it’s useful to have some fun ideas for senior activities. Playing games makes it easier for seniors to pass the time and keep their minds active. Some games in particular are especially appropriate for seniors with limited mobility or those who just…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on January 14, 2021

If you’re a caregiver for an elderly loved one, you may be susceptible to back injuries and subsequent pain, which could place both yourself and your loved one at risk for an accident or injury. Fortunately, there are things you can do to diminish this risk. Here are five ways…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on December 31, 2020

  Routine wellness screenings are intended to catch health problems in their earliest stages before they develop into overt disease. Here are five of the most important health screenings for seniors. 1. Blood Pressure All adults should have their blood pressure checked at least once a year. Older adults are…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on December 17, 2020

Good communication is an important part of providing care for seniors with dementia because it can soothe their emotions while helping them understand what’s happening throughout the day. Since dementia can affect your elderly loved one’s ability to comprehend oral language, nonverbal communication is essential for helping him or her…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on November 26, 2020

Exercise is one of the best ways for seniors with Parkinson’s to maintain mobility and increase coordination and muscle control. While exercise may not stop the progression of Parkinson’s, it can promote balance and keep joints from stiffening, creating greater comfort for your senior loved one. For some seniors, mobility…