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

The kitchen can be an unsafe place for seniors who have slow reflexes, poor vision, or issues with memory. Even with constant oversight, it won’t take much for a serious accident or injury to occur if you don’t take a few precautions. The following seven tips can help you senior-proof…

By Sue Arsenault, 8:00 am on July 25, 2022

When an aging loved one is diagnosed with Parkinson’s, families often commit to do everything in their power to help their loved one maintain a high quality of life. While there are therapy programs and medications that can help seniors manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s, there are also natural alternatives…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on July 14, 2022

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disorder that destroys brain cells and neural pathways. Doctors haven’t been able to come up with a cure for this disease, but they can delay some of the worst symptoms with a variety of medications and therapies. To slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on June 13, 2022

Weight management is a common problem among seniors, leaving many grappling with obesity and other health concerns or confusion regarding how to exercise safely on a regular basis. With that in mind, it’s important for family caregivers to learn strategies that can empower their older loved ones to successfully manage…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on May 26, 2022

If you’re caring for an aging loved one who is living with mobility issues, you’re probably going to run into at least a few unique challenges in the coming years. In addition to impacting his or her physical health, your loved one’s mobility problems might also affect his or her…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on May 23, 2022

One of the most important things you can do to help a senior loved one stay healthy is work with him or her to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is associated with a variety of health issues, including increased risks of heart attacks, dementia, diabetes, and arthritis. Here are some…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on May 12, 2022

Older adults often have difficulty finding new purpose in their lives. The concerns of middle age, such as raising a family and meeting career goals, aren’t applicable to the post-retirement years. Seniors who want to be happy and healthy as they age need to find some kind of motivation. Here…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on May 9, 2022

Caring for a senior with dementia can be a challenge, but the only thing you can do is keep trying to maintain your aging loved one’s wellbeing. There are some standard healthcare guidelines most dementia care providers follow, and being aware of them can help you do what’s best for…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on April 28, 2022

Seniors may not be able to physically return to their youth, but they can benefit in many ways from spending time with people of all different ages. Here are a few reasons your elderly loved one should make an effort to stay connected with the younger generation. Reduces Isolation Some…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on April 25, 2022

As women age, they shouldn’t neglect their cardiovascular health. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among senior women, and it often manifests differently in women than it does in men. To optimize cardiovascular health, senior women need to make the following lifestyle choices.  1. Exercise Everyone…