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By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on November 23, 2021

Even though young adults are typically more prone to migraines, these serious headaches can still affect those in their senior years. Because elderly people are more susceptible to certain health conditions, the list of potential causes for their migraines may be even longer, making them difficult to pinpoint in each…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on November 9, 2021

Many adults move away from home with their own families, which doesn’t stop them from caring about their senior relatives, but what happens if your loved one needs help when you’re on the other side of the country? Here are a few caregiving tips for people who don’t live close…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on October 26, 2021

Seniors who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes need to take a fresh look at their dietary habits. With a healthy diet, many diabetic seniors can reverse this condition and prevent secondary health complications such as neuropathy and cardiovascular disease. Here’s a closer look at some of the…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on October 12, 2021

If your senior loved one has dementia, certain triggers may agitate or irritate him or her. These triggers may not seem significant, but sometimes they can greatly affect your loved one. Controlling the following environmental factors may calm down your aging parent.  1. Environmental Hallucinations Seniors with dementia often see…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on September 28, 2021

Taking a break from meat-filled meals is a great way to lower cholesterol levels, manage weight, and reduce the risk of developing serious health conditions. However, this doesn’t mean seniors need to eat foods with less than adequate nutrition or flavor. Many vegetarian recipes offer a delicious alternative to meat…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on September 14, 2021

Music is both an art and a unique tool caregivers can use to enrich the lives of senior loved ones diagnosed with dementia. Numerous studies have shown music can boost the mood, behavior, and health of seniors with dementia and can even increase their cognitive function. Music therapy can relieve…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on August 24, 2021

More than 50 million Americans don’t get enough sleep. For seniors, this can be fatal because lack of sleep disrupts the body’s functions. Motor movements, hormone production, and brain function can be strained to critical levels. A good night’s sleep can keep the mind sharp, lower the risk of high blood pressure, reduce…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on August 10, 2021

Using the Internet keeps seniors stimulated and can make daily life less challenging. However, there are many risks associated with being online, such as financial scams and hacking. With a little monitoring, you can protect your elderly parent’s safety while he or she is using web-enabled devices. Below are some…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on July 27, 2021

There’s no question that providing at-home care for an elderly parent is stressful. Yet when we focus so intently on the needs of another, we often fail to recognize how this stress is manifesting itself in our lives. Here are a handful of key signs of caregiver stress that can affect…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on July 13, 2021

Although many people assume women most often care for elderly parents, an increasing number of men are providing assistance to meet the needs of their aging loved ones. In fact, some studies report nearly 40 percent of family caregivers are men, a large increase over the past decade. While not…