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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…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on August 23, 2022

There are quite a few reasons seniors should do everything in their power to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Those who keep a close eye on their oral health are much less likely to develop serious health complications down the road. Sticking to strict oral hygiene habits can also…

By Becky Grim, 8:00 am on August 9, 2022

Seniors with Alzheimer’s want to communicate with their family members, but they often experience symptoms that make it difficult to engage in conversations. While your strategies for communication may change depending on the stage of Alzheimer’s your senior loved one is in, you can rely on some basic good practices…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on July 26, 2022

A caregiver’s daily life will have its share of ups and downs, and some days are more challenging than others when it comes to striking a good balance. For this reason, caregivers should know their personal happiness will be reflected in the care they provide to their senior loved ones….

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on July 12, 2022

“Aging in place” is a term that’s being used more often as older adults are expressing the desire to remain in the familiar comforts of home rather than move to a nursing home or assisted living facility. The term is generally used to describe household modifications and support services that…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on June 28, 2022

Some seniors with Alzheimer’s find bathing unpleasant, and many even try to stop bathing before the process is complete, which can be dangerous if they aren’t supervised properly. If you’re providing care for an elderly loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, safety should always take priority. Here are a few tips…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on June 14, 2022

As people age, their dietary needs often change. Some seniors eat whatever they want, while others decide it’s time to switch to healthy foods. When older adults are faced with new nutritional necessities, avoiding meat is one of the healthiest choices they can make. Here are a few reasons seniors…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on May 24, 2022

The digestive system has the very important job of breaking down food so it can be easily absorbed and turned into energy. The body needs minerals, calories, proteins, fats, and vitamins to operate efficiently. The easiest way to help the digestive system run smoothly is to eat the right kinds…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on May 10, 2022

Older adults who have fibromyalgia know how intense the pain can be. Here are several different treatment options to ease the pain and other symptoms caused by the condition.  1. Exercise for a Few Minutes Each Day Exercise can be difficult for aging adults with fibromyalgia, and it can be…