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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…

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

Parkinson’s disease affects the area of the brain responsible for coordination, and nearly 25 percent of people experience major falls in the first year of living with this condition. While mobility devices such as canes and walkers can be quite effective, seniors with Parkinson’s must also engage in exercises that…

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

Recovering from a stroke takes time. The length of recovery time depends on the location and extent of the brain damage caused by the stroke. However, there are techniques that can shorten the time it takes for aging adults to recover from strokes. Get Exercise Occupational and physical therapists often…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on August 22, 2019

Readmission to the hospital can be costly and dangerous, especially for older adults. Family caregivers need to learn more about what causes readmissions and develop ways to prevent this issue. Here are some common risk factors associated with hospital readmissions in seniors. Insurance Problems Some insurance providers cover at-home care…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on August 8, 2019

Living with Parkinson’s can be difficult for seniors and their caregivers, which is why developing a suitable care plan is crucial to your aging loved one’s health. An adequate care plan can keep your loved one physically, mentally, and emotionally stable as the disease progresses. Below are several ways to…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on July 18, 2019

Family caregivers often need help communicating with seniors who have survived strokes because of the language limitations and memory problems caused by the brain attacks. Communication boards are low-tech, but the tools give seniors the ability to interact with others despite their communication challenges. Here are some tips for using…