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By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on June 18, 2021

For aging adults, there’s more to living than simply having shelter, food, and medicine. People of all ages require social interaction to remain engaged with the world around them. Given that, how serious are the effects of social isolation for seniors? Here are a few suggestions for warding off isolation…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on June 4, 2021

Being a caregiver for an aging parent is one of the most challenging jobs many will ever face. It’s a huge commitment of time and energy, and it takes an emotional toll to watch your loved one’s health decrease. Have you ever considered joining a support group? Although some individuals…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on May 21, 2021

Smoking can lead to poor health and several life-threatening diseases. Although quitting is often difficult for older adults, especially those who have smoked for much of their lives, letting go of the bad habit could boost their cognitive health and make them less vulnerable to some cancers and heart disease….

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on May 7, 2021

Switching from assistance during the day to overnight care is a big decision your family could face when your senior loved one is aging in place. For some seniors, the need for overnight care arises suddenly, and there may not be a question about making arrangements for seniors with serious…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on April 23, 2021

Fire safety is something most older adults have learned about their entire lives. While your aging loved one already knows the basics, it might be time to brush up on a few tips that work best for seniors. Ideally, your fire prevention and evacuation plan should be reviewed on a…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on April 9, 2021

Spending time with a senior loved one makes the day brighter for both of you, and you can also use your visits to take the opportunity to check on his or her wellbeing. Older adults may not always tell you they’re having difficulty living on their own. Some seniors worry…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on March 19, 2021

Having a dog in the home can boost your senior loved one’s mood and activity level. A dog may also ward off intruders. The animal’s love can dispel loneliness, anxiety, depression, and stress. Even when another person performs pet care, a senior can reap these benefits. Before adopting a dog, families…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on March 5, 2021

Depression can affect people of all ages. When seniors are confronted with major lifestyle changes, illnesses, or the realities of aging, they may develop mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. Here are six ways caregivers can help seniors manage depression. 1. Spot the Signs As with most emotional health…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on February 19, 2021

Parkinson’s disease primarily develops due to low dopamine levels. When dopamine-generating neurons in the brain die, the body is unable to produce enough of this essential neurotransmitter. Many Parkinson’s treatments aim to boost dopamine levels, which can mitigate some of the symptoms. While there are plenty of prescription treatments to…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on February 5, 2021

It’s thought that diet plays an important role in brain health. Consuming a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, grains, and legumes may protect your senior loved one from developing Alzheimer’s disease. Conversely, certain foods can actually heighten the risk. Here are some foods that are linked…