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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…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on November 20, 2020

For seniors with dementia, it can be difficult to trust people or make sense of the world around them. If your elderly loved one with dementia experiences these feelings of confusion and suspicion, he or she may also begin to resist doing important everyday activities, such as eating or taking…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on November 6, 2020

Providing in-home care for a senior loved one can be a difficult task, but taking the time to relax can help you recharge and approach your loved one’s care with a fresh perspective. Here are a few of the ways family caregivers can benefit from some rest and relaxation. Reduce the…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on October 23, 2020

  It can be challenging for seniors to maintain a healthy weight for a number of reasons, including chronic illness and cognitive impairment that makes it difficult to eat regularly. Sudden or unplanned weight loss is common among seniors, and it’s associated with a number of adverse health consequences, including…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on October 9, 2020

Healthy meals are important for all of us, but they’re especially important for seniors. However, it’s often difficult to find meals that are easy to prepare, inexpensive, and cater to senior nutritional needs. Here are a few taste-tested healthy meals seniors will love. 1. Tomato Stacks This tasty treat is…