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The Top 4 Common Chronic Illnesses in Seniors Explained

It’s true that senior adults are more likely to experience common chronic illnesses. But there’s still good news – a healthy, quality life is possible by managing the symptoms of these chronic illnesses and making the right lifestyle choices.   In this article, we discuss the four most common chronic illnesses in seniors and how to …

Healthy diets in your 60's and beyond

Healthy Diets in Your 60’s and Beyond

Healthy diets and aging should go together like peanut butter and jelly. They just belong together! Now, too many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches might not be the best choice for your healthy diet, but we have a few suggestions to making aging and your diet fit perfectly together. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , the focus …

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How to Support a Loved One With Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder whose symptoms often develop slowly over many years. If you are a family member of the nearly 60 000 Americans diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every year, you might feel overwhelmed. But remember, you are not alone.   Parkinson’s disease is traumatic because it takes away your loved one’s independence. They need additional help …

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How to tell if your senior parent needs help

Many of our senior parents live independently and have healthy and full lives. It’s normal to worry about our parents as they age, and if you suspect your parent might need some help at home, it may be time to have a conversation with them. While senior parents can be notoriously resistant to accepting that …

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Can we get serious about pie, please?

Is there anything better than a delicious slice of pie? This beloved dessert is perfect for all seasons, and with a huge range of options from sugary sweet to tart, there really is a perfect type of pie for everyone. If you’re searching for fun activities to do with your elderly loved ones, baking a …

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Stroke warning signs & prevention tips

A stroke is a very serious and potentially life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency, and need to be treated at a hospital as soon as possible. Quick medical treatment will reduce the risk of brain damage and other complications …

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What are the Signs of Dehydration in Seniors?

Do you drink enough water on a daily basis? What about your elderly loved ones? Many of us don’t! And because we lead busy lives and have dozens of things to worry about on a daily basis, we often forget to hydrate properly. When you’re younger you can sometimes get away with not drinking enough …

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How to Explain Dementia to Children

When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, the diagnosis affects the entire family. Depending on how severe their dementia is and how quickly it progresses, you may need to start making plans for full-time care for your loved one.  As a parent, your natural instinct is to protect your child from things that may …

The ultimate guide to preventing arthritis

The Ultimate Guide To Preventing Arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that causes a person’s joints to become stiff, painful, and swollen. While arthritis affects people of all ages, many people develop arthritis as they age and the inflammation can greatly affect your quality of life.  Arthritis most often affects the joints in the fingers, knees, and hips, and although there …

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5 Benefits to Having Your Pet in Assisted Living

When you think about life in an assisted living community, do you happen to think about pets? Many modern senior communities are embracing the presence of their furry friends. Perhaps you’re considering moving your senior loved one into an assisted living community, but they’re worried about what will happen to their beloved cat or dog. The good news …

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What are my Loved One’s Options After a Hospital Stay?

If your older loved one has been in the hospital due to injury, illness, or for an operation, the hospital may release them before they’re ready to come home. They might still need professional medical care or at the very least occasional supervision. This can leave you wondering, so what are the post-hospitalization care options …

Understanding Dementia Behavior and How to Handle it

Understanding Dementia Behavior and How to Handle it

When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia it affects the entire family. As you transition into the role of caregiver, you may find yourself struggling to understand the behaviors associated with this condition. Although your loved one’s behaviors may change rapidly, it’s important to remember that they’re still the same person and they don’t have …

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Detecting and preventing bedsores for seniors

If you’re the caregiver for an older adult who has limited mobility or is bedridden, knowing how to detect and prevent bed sores is essential. In this article, our team explains what bedsores are, why they’re so serious, and how you can keep the seniors in your life bedsore-free. 

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4 Benefits of Seniors Having a Daily Routine

We all benefit from having a daily routine, but for seniors who are enjoying their retirement years, a daily routine becomes even more important. Once someone retires, they have a little less structure in their life and significantly more free time, so they may need help creating a new daily routine that gives them a …

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Why Staying at Home Might Not be the Best Option

When our parents reach a certain age it’s natural to start feeling concerned about their well being, especially if they have limited mobility or certain health conditions. The reality of modern life means we’re all busy with jobs, childcare, and other obligations, so we aren’t able to be with our elderly parents around the clock …