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By Becky Grim, 8:00 am on January 24, 2023

Volunteering can brighten someone’s day, especially those who are on the receiving end of the donated time and money. However, seniors who volunteer can receive many physical, emotional, and mental health benefits as well. Learn why your aging parent should try volunteering during the retirement years.  Prevents Loneliness Boredom often…

By Becky Grim, 8:00 am on January 10, 2023

Caregivers often wonder about the need to stay with their aging loved ones with dementia around the clock. In the early stages of dementia, many seniors seem perfectly fine most of the time, and even those in the later stages of the disease often have periods of lucidity. Although it…

By Becky Grim, 8:00 am on December 27, 2022

Technological advances are increasing rapidly, including those that can impact your senior loved one’s daily life. New technology can be confusing for some seniors, even for those who know how to use a computer or cell phone. Here are some tips to help your loved one adapt to and enjoy…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on December 13, 2022

Living on a fixed income can be challenging, especially when new medical needs arise and the ability to handle basic forms of self-care without assistance becomes more difficult. The good news is there are countless ways for seniors to limit their spending without negatively altering their quality of life. Here…

By Becky Grim, 8:00 am on November 29, 2022

Parkinson’s disease leads to changes in motor functions that could prevent seniors from participating in fun activities. However, staying active can enhance wellbeing and slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disorder. Keep reading to learn about some of the best hobbies for older adults with Parkinson’s and the advantages of…

By Becky Grim, 8:00 am on November 15, 2022

When older adults retire, they have eight hours or more of extra free time on their hands every day. Unless seniors have plans in place to fill the days, they eventually become bored. Being chronically bored may lead to emotional and physical health issues and restlessness. Some seniors might begin…

By Becky Grim, 8:00 am on October 25, 2022

Technically considered a hormone because it can be produced in the skin through sunlight exposure, vitamin D offers an assortment of health benefits for seniors. One of the lesser-known ones is the ability to help with recovery from a hip fracture. Here’s what you need to know about the role…

By Becky Grim, 8:00 am on October 11, 2022

Hoarding is a compulsive behavior that can affect people of all ages. However, some seniors with dementia develop hoarding habits if preexisting personality traits are magnified by the dementia itself. Such behaviors may also be associated with dementia-related insecurity, anger, or confusion, but they can still be worrisome for family…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on September 27, 2022

The kitchen can pose a range of safety issues for seniors, from slippery floors to tangled cords. Being able to prevent accidents in the kitchen can help your aging loved one live more independently. Making the following easy modifications can keep your loved one safer when he or she is…

By Becky Grim, 8:00 am on September 13, 2022

Going outdoors not only gives seniors the ability to exercise, but it can also lead to mental and emotional benefits that boost their quality of life. Below are some of the reasons seniors should spend time in nature and ways family caregivers can incorporate outdoor activities into their aging loved…