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By Sue Arsenault, 8:00 am on January 26, 2023

Ignoring or dismissing aches, pains, and general medical problems isn’t uncommon, especially among the senior population. Whether due to pride or embarrassment, elderly people often attribute their ailments to the natural aging process, even when such changes impact their ability to carry out daily activities.  If you notice your senior…

By Sue Arsenault, 8:00 am on January 23, 2023

For Alzheimer’s caregivers, each new day is an opportunity to learn something new. These lessons can be edifying, and the job of Alzheimer’s caregivers is rarely dull. Here are some essential lessons to learn about Alzheimer’s caregiving.  1. Distinguish between the Disease & the Person Many seniors with Alzheimer’s exhibit…

By Sue Arsenault, 8:00 am on January 12, 2023

Studies continue to show that cognitive health is closely tied to nutrition. No single food or beverage is going to reverse Alzheimer’s disease, but nutritious superfoods can minimize or mitigate some of the symptoms. A healthy diet can also reduce a senior’s risk of age-related health complications, such as diabetes,…

By Sue Arsenault, 8:00 am on January 9, 2023

Parkinson’s disease comes with many daily challenges, and providing care for an elderly loved one with the disorder may seem difficult. However, the experience may also be rewarding. Here are a few tips on providing care for an elderly parent with Parkinson’s. Learn about the Disease Prior to assuming the…

By Sue Arsenault, 8:00 am on December 29, 2022

As a person ages, changes can occur to the body that cause incontinence. Though many families are unsure about how to address this caregiving issue, these strategies may make it easier to provide your elderly loved one with compassionate care.  Seek Medical Advice In most cases, a physical or psychological…

By Sue Arsenault, 8:00 am on December 26, 2022

Telemedicine continues to grow in popularity, and many are calling it the future of medicine. Telemedicine, which involves remote diagnosis, treatment, and consultation, is especially relevant in senior healthcare. Not only is it saving lives, but telemedicine is also helping seniors live healthier, more independent lives.  Increased Safety while Aging…

By Sue Arsenault, 8:00 am on December 15, 2022

If your senior loved one has bad breath and is finding it difficult to cure, you can help him or her by determining the cause of the condition. Here’s a list of the top five causes of bad breath in elderly people.  1. Dry Mouth Saliva breaks down food, moisturizes…

By Sue Arsenault, 8:00 am on December 12, 2022

While prescription medications can be helpful in treating arthritis symptoms, there are also natural remedies that might alleviate the discomfort, pain, and stiffness your senior loved one is feeling. If you provide care for a family member with arthritis, try these natural remedies.  Cold Compresses Because arthritis joint pain is…

By Sue Arsenault, 8:00 am on November 28, 2022

It’s not unusual for older adults to appoint one of their family members to oversee matters in the event of their absence, illness, injury, or cognitive impairment. The appointed individual possesses a legal document known as a power of attorney, and many people have misconceptions concerning the responsibility.  1. An…

By Sue Arsenault, 8:00 am on November 24, 2022

Boosting overall wellbeing requires dedication, and today is the perfect time for seniors to start taking care of their health. Older adults who take a few minutes out of the day to focus on their physical and emotional health can reduce their risk of several diseases. Here are five easy…