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

Older adults are just as likely as people in any other age group to develop infections. However, due to the fact that seniors often have less efficient immune systems, simple infections may have serious complications. Some microbial infections are common in the elderly. Luckily, there are ways to prevent these…

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

If your elderly loved one has physical or cognitive conditions that make living independently dangerous or challenging, it may be time to consider senior home care. When you choose in-home care, a professionally trained caregiver will come to your loved one’s home and ensure your parent’s daily needs are met….

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on September 30, 2021

The little things seniors do every day can make a huge difference in their quality of life. Positive lifestyle changes are often very simple and quick, and sticking to them can enhance fitness and reduce the risk of certain diseases. If your aging loved one wants to stay physically and…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on September 16, 2021

When an aging loved one receives a diabetes diagnosis, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. After all, you want the best for your parent, yet he or she may not be fully ready to accept your help. You can use the following strategies to keep your loved one’s blood sugar under…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on August 26, 2021

Knowing how to talk to a senior with dementia helps you show respect. Good communication also makes it easier to be your aging loved one’s caregiver. These tips may help you feel more comfortable talking to your loved one as his or her dementia progresses.  Be Specific Seniors with dementia…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on August 12, 2021

Poor vision and age-related eye diseases aren’t always inevitable. Even though eyesight deteriorates as people grow older, seniors can do quite a bit to boost their vision after the age of 65. Here are some simple tips you can use to help your aging loved one protect his or her…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on July 29, 2021

Retirement can free up time for older adults and allow them to take on more activities, or it could increase the risk of inactivity and boredom. Therefore, family caregivers need to come up with different methods to engage their senior loved ones. Below are some tips that can help you…

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

As seniors grow older, they may encounter many health issues that contribute to poor balance, including normal wear and tear on the joints and muscles. To prevent these challenges from getting worse, seniors need to seek treatment. Below are some of the ways your elderly parent can treat the balance…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on June 24, 2021

Many Parkinson’s caregivers ignore important needs of their own in their efforts to ensure their older loved ones are safe and comfortable. While it’s understandable to want to be there for a loved one living with Parkinson’s, caregivers are only human. There’s nothing wrong with taking advantage of available resources…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on June 10, 2021

Studies find that senior isolation and loneliness is a major contributor to depression and a number of other diseases, including heart disease and cancer. While a change in physical abilities may make it difficult to get out and about, new advancements in technology work to keep seniors of all abilities…