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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…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on November 12, 2020

Some nutrition experts suggest breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should only consist of healthy foods. This is especially true for seniors because many need help regulating their metabolisms and appetites, and they could often use a good boost of energy when they wake up. There…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on October 29, 2020

There are many valuable benefits seniors with Alzheimer’s can gain by having their disease diagnosed early on. Given this disease is a progressive and irreversible one, controlling the symptoms during its earliest stages can have a marked impact on quality of life and longevity. Following are some advantages seniors can…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on October 15, 2020

Contrary to popular belief, retired seniors aren’t immune to debt. If your aging parent is facing mounting credit card bills or other forms of debt, there are a few things you can do to prevent him or her from falling deeper into debt.  Set Up Joint Accounts When you set…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on September 24, 2020

The thought of old age comes with many misconceptions. Some associate getting older with slowing down or developing various health problems. However, this isn’t necessarily the case. People reaching their golden years actually find many benefits to being older. 1. Senior Discounts Out of respect or the desire to appeal…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on September 10, 2020

Caring for an elderly loved one is an extremely rewarding job, but it also comes with some challenges. Even if you have the support of other family members and maintain a positive mindset, taking care of an aging parent can be difficult. You are almost certain to experience stress at…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on August 27, 2020

A senior’s sense of balance generally worsens over time. Medications, unhealthy lifestyle habits, and inflammation can lead to poor balance. If your senior loved one’s flexibility and balance decrease, he or she could fall and break one or more bones. Here are some of the things family caregivers can do…