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By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on July 7, 2020

Assisted living facilities can be helpful when seniors are too ill to live alone, but often, seniors can get more focused care at home. However, it can be challenging for seniors and their families to get used to the big change. If you want to make the transition easier for…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on June 16, 2020

With the right approach to care and rehab, it’s possible for seniors to recover fairly well from strokes. However, the National Stroke Association reports one out of every four strokes that happen in the United States each year affect people who’ve already had at least one prior stroke. However, there…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on June 2, 2020

Caring for a senior with dementia can be a challenge, but the only thing you can do is keep trying to maintain your aging loved one’s wellbeing. There are some standard healthcare guidelines most dementia care providers follow, and being aware of them can help you do what’s best for…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on May 19, 2020

Good nutrition is an important part of healthy aging. If your senior loved one loses his or her appetite, nutritional deficiencies can quickly develop if he or she fails to eat enough nutrient-dense foods. Here are some reasons your loved one may lose his or her appetite and what you…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on May 5, 2020

If you’re caring for an aging loved one who is living with mobility issues, you’re probably going to run into at least a few unique challenges in the coming years. In addition to impacting his or her physical health, your loved one’s mobility problems might also affect his or her…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on April 21, 2020

If you’re like most people caring for senior parents with dementia, you’ve taken on the role with little or no training. You may not know what’s acceptable to say to your loved one, but it’s crucial to find out. Some words and phrases can escalate bad behavior or cause mental…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on April 7, 2020

When flu season rolls around, you may instinctively make sure your senior loved one gets a vaccine to minimize the risk of getting whatever strain is prevalent. However, lowering your loved one’s risk of coronavirus, which is a viral infection that primarily affects the respiratory system, isn’t that simple yet….

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on March 17, 2020

Seniors need to trust their doctors to help them manage the health changes that occur with aging. While it may be tempting to hide new symptoms, being honest could help seniors find ways to manage their health before they develop more serious issues. These seven things should always be discussed…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on March 3, 2020

A senior’s eating patterns can raise the odds of diabetes, obesity, heart attacks, and even diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Consuming unhealthy foods can cause oxidative stress and increase the body’s inflammatory response, which are two factors linked to Alzheimer’s. Below you’ll find more information on the connection between diet and…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on February 18, 2020

Negative thoughts are hard to banish when life gets challenging, but remember you bring many strengths to your caregiving role that make it possible to help your senior loved one live his or her best life. By recognizing your strengths, you can avoid caregiver burnout. You’ll also feel more confident…