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By Erik Gans, 2:00 am on February 20, 2020

As a family caregiver, you must rely on your strengths to give your senior loved one the best possible care. But family caregivers sometimes have difficulty recognizing their strengths, and it’s likely you do far more than you give yourself credit for each day. Use these strategies to identify and…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 6, 2020

Retirement can be a golden opportunity for seniors, giving them more free time to do things they enjoy. However, they may also face various mental, emotional, and physical issues as they age. Continue reading to learn more about the most common challenges older adults face and how caregivers can help…

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

Aging adults who remain actively engaged in their senior years can boost their cognitive health, reduce the risk of accidents, and stave off conditions such as heart disease, dementia, depression, and arthritis. Therefore, you need to encourage your senior loved one to take up everyday activities, including those mentioned below….

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

You already know respite care does family caregivers a world of good, since everyone needs a break. However, you may still be feeling guilty about leaving your senior loved one alone with someone new, and you may even wonder if taking a break is selfish. Understanding how your loved one…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on December 19, 2019

Exercising is vital to a senior’s cognitive health and physical wellbeing. However, adding the most complicated activities to your aging loved one’s workout routine could increase the risk of injuries and severe accidents. Therefore, you should promote safe exercises and encourage your loved one to avoid the physical activities listed…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on December 5, 2019

A diagnosis of dementia presents challenges for both seniors and their caregivers. Even if your aging loved one has memory impairment or cognitive decline, he or she can still find enjoyment in everyday activities. Here are some great treatment options for people with dementia that may boost cognitive functioning, reduce…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on November 21, 2019

As adults grow older, they experience changes in the areas of their brains that control their actions and how information is stored. Aging adults who have developed Alzheimer’s typically experience more severe learning and memory problems than other seniors. Continue reading to learn about the types of memory affected by…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on November 7, 2019

Before your senior loved one gets discharged from the hospital, the nurse or physician will provide discharge instructions. This type of education not only prepares your loved one to go home but may also reduce the risk of hospital readmissions. The better informed and educated your loved one is upon…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on October 24, 2019

Individuals with Alzheimer’s often have difficulty eating. When a senior has Alzheimer’s, challenges with eating can stem from medications, ill-fitting dentures, missing teeth, and swallowing difficulties. If your aging loved one has Alzheimer’s, check out these six tips for encouraging him or her to eat. 1. Develop a Mealtime Routine…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on October 10, 2019

Keeping your senior loved one active and mentally stimulated can enhance his or her quality of life and mitigate some of the worst dementia symptoms. Studies continue to show that challenging hobbies and pastimes can boost brain health while minimizing memory loss. Here’s a quick look at a handful of…