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By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on September 10, 2021

Being a long-distance caregiver can be an overwhelming experience. Providing practical help and support from miles away can be difficult, especially if your senior loved one is living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or another serious condition. Long-distance caregiving can elicit a variety of different feelings. Here are five common emotions long-distance…

By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on August 27, 2021

Caring for an older parent living with Alzheimer’s is a rewarding but challenging role. As the disease process progresses, memories deteriorate. Your loved one may also exhibit uncharacteristic behaviors. However, by implementing a few strategies, you may find the task less stressful.  1. Early Stage Reminders During the early phase…

By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on August 13, 2021

The summer months are a great time for seniors to spend time outdoors and connect with family members and friends. Because of health conditions and age-related issues, it’s important to ensure your aging loved one stays safe while having fun during the summer season. Here are a few safe and…

By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on July 30, 2021

For many seniors, maintaining their independence keeps them stimulated, confident, and in good mental and physical shape. Whether your senior loved one lives independently or stays with family, he or she will need to take on daily tasks pertaining to his or her health and safety. To complete these activities,…

By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on July 16, 2021

Harvard University reports that 25 percent of people in the United States live with hypertension and aren’t aware of the problem. In adults over the age of 60, high blood pressure is diagnosed if the reading exceeds 150/90. If this condition is left untreated, seniors might experience heart attacks or…

By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on June 25, 2021

Hallucinations are events that cause people to experience actual sensations that can involve sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch, and they commonly occur in seniors who are living with dementia. Brain changes that develop with the disease often trigger false perceptions that can be frightening for seniors with dementia, and…

By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on June 11, 2021

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and high cholesterol is one of the most significant indicators of risk. Nearly 100 million American adults have high cholesterol, and this tends to be more common in seniors. Here are some simple ways seniors can get their…

By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on May 28, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year nearly 800,000 people living in the United States experience strokes. Approximately 66 percent of these individuals are 65 years of age or older. Strokes claim the lives of approximately 140,000 U.S. citizens each year. Seniors who survive experience various…

By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on May 14, 2021

Getting out of the house can brighten your senior parent’s mood, and you can use outings to help him or her socialize with other people. Finding the right places to go is the key to success for this part of your loved one’s care plan. Try these techniques to find…

By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on April 30, 2021

Sleep deprivation is common among caregivers, especially if they find it difficult to unwind at the end of the day or often get up in the middle of the night to assist their loved ones. When you don’t get enough sleep, it can be difficult to think clearly. You may…