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By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on January 21, 2021

Aging adults may experience accidents or other challenges with toileting due to various reasons, including the inability to react quickly, mobility issues, and difficulty communicating with caregivers. To prevent incontinence and other toileting issues, older adults need to keep their urinary tracts and bowels as healthy as possible. Here are…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on January 14, 2021

Family caregivers often wish they had more time in the day, and respite care is an option that opens up a few free hours to focus on their own needs. While time off is essential for preventing burnout, many caregivers have difficulty trying to figure out what to do with…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on January 7, 2021

Socializing is often viewed as one of life’s little extras people get to enjoy during their free time. However, social ties play a huge role in helping seniors stay physically and mentally healthy. If your aging loved one lives alone or has begun to become isolated from others, you need…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on December 31, 2020

Aging adults face a risk of limited dexterity and difficulty with mobility. However, this doesn’t mean they can’t have fun. Here are a few activities your senior loved one can enjoy if he or she has limited mobility. 1. Study Arts, Animals, & Science Limits in mobility shouldn’t keep your…

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

  Memory loss that occurs later in life can be tricky. It’s easy to dismiss occasional forgetfulness as a common sign of old age, but recent research suggests there may be a connection between high blood pressure and temporary memory lapses.  Vascular Dementia & Blood Flow Vascular dementia, the second…

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

Changes in the body’s makeup are a natural part of aging, but that doesn’t mean seniors have to resign themselves to lives of solitude and sickness. Here are some important ways seniors can maintain their health and longevity. 1. Maintain a Healthy Weight Obesity increases the risk of developing heart…

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

Advancing age can put seniors at risk for numerous dental health concerns, but there are ways they can still maintain healthy teeth and gums. Here are a few tips to help your elderly loved one practice better oral hygiene. Prevent Tooth Discoloration  Dentin, the bonelike tissue underneath a tooth’s enamel,…

Advancing age can put seniors at risk for numerous dental health concerns, but there are ways they can still maintain healthy teeth and gums. Here are a few tips to help your elderly loved one practice better oral hygiene. Prevent Tooth Discoloration  Dentin, the bonelike tissue underneath a tooth’s enamel, sometimes causes teeth to become discolored. Over time, the outer layer of enamel on teeth becomes thinner, causing the darker, yellower dentin to become more visible. To prevent further discoloration, your loved one should avoid drinking coffee and eating foods that can stain his or her teeth. Medications and medical treatments sometimes cause staining and enamel damage as well. Your loved one should consult with a dentist to determine if…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on November 26, 2020

Age spots appear on older adults’ skin due to decades of sun exposure. They appear as flat brown spots on the skin, and they can have a rough texture. These spots aren’t harmful, but they often appear unattractive to many people who have them. Your senior loved one could spend…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on November 19, 2020

Hoarding can affect people of all ages. However, compulsively saving or acquiring objects can lead to severe safety and health issues for the elderly. Seniors hoard things for a variety of reasons. Some hold on to items because of sentimental value, while others claim things will be worth something in…