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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…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on June 29, 2021

Not only is peanut butter a delicious snack, but it also has great health benefits for people of all ages. Here are four ways peanut butter can boost senior health.  1. Prevents Heart Disease People who eat plenty of nuts and nut products, including peanut butter, aren’t as likely to…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on June 15, 2021

There are a number of natural treatments available for seniors with Parkinson’s that may provide relief from symptoms and boost overall health. As with any natural treatment, be wary of “wonder cures” for the disease. The goal with these treatments is to lessen the effects of the disease, not eliminate…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on May 25, 2021

Exercise is one of the most effective ways for seniors to maintain their health. Families can encourage their elderly loved ones to overcome barriers to exercise and become more active. Here are a few ways to motivate seniors to start a regular plan of physical activity. Keep a Positive Perspective…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on May 11, 2021

Medication management can be challenging for seniors who take multiple prescriptions to treat various health conditions. On top of having too many medications to keep up with, seniors may also have memory challenges that increase the risk of experiencing a medication mishap. You can use the following tips to manage…

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

Providing care for a senior loved one can be incredibly rewarding and challenging at the same time. While it’s common for this type of care to involve a parent, it can also include caring for senior in-laws. If this is part of your routine these days, here’s a closer look…

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

Seniors need to eat well to maintain their health, but your aging loved one might encounter challenges that make it difficult to get the right amount of nutrition in his or her diet. Your loved one might lose his or her appetite due to medication side effects or a digestive…

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

Family caregivers tend to focus on supporting their senior loved ones as they go through the aging process. Yet caregivers’ personalities often cause them to overlook the fact that they also need support. When caregivers are willing to accept help from others, they can enjoy these amazing benefits. 1. Stay…

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

A diagnosis of dementia often comes with misconceptions on the part of people who aren’t fully informed about the aspects of the disease process. Seniors with cognitive impairment may feel a wide range of negative emotions, from disbelief, anxiety, and depression to lowered self-esteem. Living with dementia symptoms and understanding…