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By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on October 22, 2020

Getting regular massages can increase blood circulation and joint mobility, relieve pain, enhance posture, and boost muscle strength and coordination. Although massages are often saved for special occasions, if your senior loved one can afford even a short massage on a regular basis, it’s recommended for the following health benefits….

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on October 15, 2020

Even though it can be difficult to watch your senior loved one experience vision loss, you might be comforted by knowing the brain has a remarkable ability to adapt. Regions of the brain that are devoted to visual processing can rewire themselves to interpret other sensory signals. This capacity to adjust…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on October 8, 2020

When providing care for a senior loved one who has recently had a stroke, it’s vital to learn as much as possible about strokes and their effects. Talking with your loved one’s doctor will give you a better understanding of how the stroke has affected your loved one’s mobility, coordination,…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on September 24, 2020

The possibility of in-home care can be a difficult subject for some seniors to face. When bringing up this topic with your elderly loved one, use the tips below to ensure the conversation goes well. Focus on the Benefits Keep the conversation upbeat, and go into detail about the services…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on September 17, 2020

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that primarily affects the nervous system. Symptoms generally start slowly with barely noticeable tremors and escalate to slow movement and slurred speech. However, research shows Parkinson’s is most commonly linked to certain conditions, including Alzheimer’s and a type of dementia known as dementia with…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on September 10, 2020

Although Alzheimer’s is a degenerative illness, it doesn’t necessarily happen all at once. There are essentially three stages of Alzheimer’s: the early/mild stage, the middle/moderate stage, and the final/severe stage. Although there are three distinct stages, the progression of Alzheimer’s is different for each individual, and each senior experiences symptoms…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on September 3, 2020

According to the National Eye Institute, approximately half of all adults over the age of 20 are living with visual refraction errors. Astigmatism is one of the most common of these errors, and it often worsens with age. Getting older can increase the risk of astigmatism along with other common…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on August 27, 2020

One of the most important attributes a family caregiver can have is resilience. Your patience is constantly going to be tested, and your resilience can help you control your emotions and push forward. Since you can’t remove all the stressors from your life, you should take some steps to build…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on August 20, 2020

Caring for an aging parent takes dedication, but all the hard work is worth it when you notice how your relationship is growing stronger. For many caregivers, learning how to strike a balance between their personal needs and their loved ones’ needs is one of the most challenging parts of…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on August 13, 2020

To enable seniors living with dementia to live at home, hundreds of thousands of family members provide care for their aging loved ones. As the disease process progresses and memory wanes, seniors with dementia have an increased risk of becoming lost. Caregivers must implement a number of techniques to keep…