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By AH Reston, 9:00 am on May 30, 2024

It’s important for families to protect their elderly loved ones against pneumonia. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to reduce your loved one’s risk of developing this severe illness.   Make Sure Your Loved One Is Immunized Seniors over the age of 65 are more susceptible to developing pneumonia. The National Heart, Lung, and …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on May 16, 2024

Researchers are constantly looking for new ways to promote quality of life for seniors with Alzheimer’s. Studies have shown artistic expression can boost the cognitive health of those who have this disease. If your elderly loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, art therapy may come with a number of advantages.   Communication Over time, your loved …

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

If your senior loved one has Parkinson’s disease, participating in a lot of the activities he or she used to enjoy may be difficult. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes tremors, stiffness, and muscle weakness, which can make some hobbies difficult to perform. Help your loved one get the most out of life …

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 …