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By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on July 23, 2020

The digestive system works hard every day to efficiently digest foods and make eating a pleasant and enjoyable experience. As people age, changes occur that can affect how an older digestive system functions. Here’s a closer look at how aging tends to affect the various body parts involved in digestion…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on July 9, 2020

Reducing the costs of healthcare and increasing access and convenience are some of the benefits of telehealth. The services can also reduce some of the burden placed on family caregivers, such as taking off from work to provide transportation. Using the services can be challenging for older adults, especially individuals…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 18, 2020

Caring for a bedridden elderly parent can be challenging, which means you’ll need to come up with a long-term treatment and care plan. With a little bit of hard work and some assistance, you should be able to enhance your parent’s quality of life while reducing the risk of several…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 4, 2020

Everybody gets exhausted now and then, but family caregivers are more likely to experience fatigue because of the many obligations, responsibilities, and duties on their to-do lists. Being overly exhausted isn’t good physically or mentally for anyone, and it can make it difficult to provide sufficient care for an older…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 21, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports nearly 25 percent of stroke survivors experience second strokes. A second stroke typically occurs within five years after the first event. Seniors living with diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, and obesity have a higher chance of experiencing subsequent strokes. However, there are ways…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 7, 2020

Seniors with mobility issues often need assistance with their daily routines. Your senior loved one may have a temporary challenge with mobility after an illness or injury, or he or she may need long-term help. These five tips can help you keep your loved one safe while also meeting his…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on April 23, 2020

Dementia is a neurological disorder that causes changes in the brain. As a result, older adults may often experience alarming and unfamiliar symptoms, including hallucinations. Continue reading to learn how dementia can cause hallucinations and what family caregivers can do to mitigate this symptom. Hallucinations When conditions such as dementia…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on April 9, 2020

The coronavirus is scary for families with senior loved ones. Much is still unknown about this virus, but it’s generally understood that anyone with serious health concerns is most vulnerable to the disease. These six strategies can minimize your loved one’s risk of catching this serious virus. 1. Help Your…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 19, 2020

Aging adults with dementia eventually reach a point where they need daily assistance. Your senior loved one may reach this point in the middle stages of the condition, but it’s best to start planning as early as possible. Using this guide to start your preparations can help you get ready…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 5, 2020

While your older loved one is still in control of his or her mental faculties, getting his or her affairs in order is an important step to take. Granted, it’s a topic you’ll want to bring up from a place of honest love and concern. However, once you do get…