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By AH Reston, 9:00 am on April 11, 2024

Obesity and overeating are major health risks for people of all ages. However, they may be even more of a health risk for seniors who have preexisting medical conditions. Here are some ways to stop your senior loved one from eating too much.    Provide Satisfying Foods Offer your loved one foods that are filling, …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on March 27, 2024

Making long-term plans for a senior family member with Parkinson’s is one of the most important things you can do. There are several vital factors that must be considered as part of this process. As mobility and other basic functions start to worsen, your loved one will need to grant power of attorney to a …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on March 26, 2024

Taking on the role of caregiver for an aging loved one can be an extremely rewarding experience. However, there are many times when an aging loved one’s complex care needs make caregiving a stressful and emotional job that can impact your health as a caregiver. Fortunately, there is help available in the form of both …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on March 25, 2024

Thanks to breakthroughs in medical research and increased knowledge about how nutrition affects our health, today’s seniors are living longer and better lives than ever. However, some seniors are still unaware of the large role nutrition can play in their overall health. When assisting with an aging loved one’s meal preparation, family caregivers should focus …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on March 15, 2024

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. While there’s currently no cure, recent trends in care suggest that eating right, getting regular exercise, and staying mentally active may play key roles in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.    Promote …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on March 14, 2024

One of the joys of caring for an aging loved one is the time spent together doing enjoyable activities. Fortunately, there are many options for activities that can be mentally and/or physically beneficial for seniors and enjoyable at the same time for everyone who participates. Here are some suggestions to consider.    Playing Board & …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on March 13, 2024

As seniors age, it becomes more difficult to think clearly and process information in the right way. Rather than lamenting this fact, steps can be taken to fight this and enhance the mental powers of the aging population. Here are a few fun and engaging activities to boost senior brain health.    Try Sudoku This …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on March 12, 2024

Aging in place, the process of safely living in one’s own home and community, often seems like a far reach for those have dementia. Families of seniors with dementia often feel as though moving their loved ones into a nursing home or facility is the only option, especially as the disease progresses. This is false. …