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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…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on January 22, 2021

As seniors age, it’s important for them to stay connected with their friends. One of the best ways to stay social is engaging in fun hobbies. A few decades ago, seniors were expected to play bingo and knit scarves, but today the hobby options are limitless. Here are a few…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on January 8, 2021

Caring for an ailing parent can be difficult when you’re on your own. The emotional difficulties of caregiving are compounded when you have siblings who aren’t pitching in, and it can easily breed resentment. Family squabbles won’t make your parent’s health situation any better, so it’s essential to find resolutions…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on December 18, 2020

  Older adults require a diet that’s rich in fiber to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For those who may be asking “Why fiber?” read on to learn the many benefits of a high-fiber diet, especially for older adults.   Better Dgestive Health Seniors need to eat foods that are high…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on December 4, 2020

The kitchen can be one of the most dangerous areas of the home, which makes it important to know how to protect your senior loved one. Keep these common kitchen hazards in mind to prevent serious injury. Appliance Fires Seniors with memory loss or dementia may forget to turn off…