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By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on June 17, 2022

The elderly face many financial issues that can interfere with the ability to feel comfortable in their retirement. Although some adults retire with fair packages, they may find their retirement funds can no longer keep pace with inflation. Other older adults might not have had enough time to prepare financially…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on June 3, 2022

Combative behaviour is typical in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and family caregivers should prepare for physical and verbal outbursts. Developing strategies ahead of time could prevent situations from escalating. Below are some tips that can help your family handle aggression in a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s.  1….

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on May 20, 2022

There are so many ways to reach out to a senior loved one. Emails, phone calls, and drop-in visits are all great ways to prevent seniors from feeling isolated. However, many seniors still spend the majority of their days alone, which can lead to these negative effects that impact their…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on May 6, 2022

Meal planning for seniors is often difficult due to nutritional needs, food intolerances, and health conditions. However, preparing meals in advance can save caregivers time and minimize stress while also making it easier for seniors to feed themselves. Instead of having to cook homemade meals, older adults can simply reheat…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on April 22, 2022

Aging makes seniors susceptible to abuse. Older adults with dementia, vision or hearing issues, limited mobility, and other health concerns are more likely to experience neglect or mistreatment than their healthier counterparts. Here are five tips for preventing your senior loved one from experiencing elder abuse.  1. Recognize the Signs…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on April 8, 2022

Becoming a family caregiver doesn’t mean you have to give up your current job. It’s important to maintain as much of your normal routine as possible because it can help you prevent depression, isolation, resentment, and caregiver burnout. Here are some of the ways you can balance work with your…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on March 18, 2022

Thanks to innovations in medical science and changes to lifestyles, centenarians are becoming less rare. By remaining healthy, it’s possible to live to 100 and beyond. Here are some effective ways to increase the chances of living to 100. Find a Sense of Purpose  Having a sense of purpose helps…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on March 4, 2022

Every day, family caregivers go through stress that can lead to burnout if it’s left unaddressed. For many caregivers, stress isn’t necessarily related to single events. Instead, it’s the daily caregiving duties that often lead to burnout. For these reasons, it’s best to hire professional caregivers when caregiving duties become…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on February 18, 2022

Because Alzheimer’s has such a significant impact on a senior’s wellbeing, it’s important for families and doctors to take whatever steps they can to catch the disease in its earliest stages and slow its progression. Here’s how using a smell test might come into play in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. The…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on February 4, 2022

When seniors engage in creative hobbies, these activities often give them a sense of purpose, lift their mood, and provide them with feelings of independence. In addition, staying creative past 65 can even have a positive impact on mental and physical wellbeing. Here are four simple ways your elderly loved…