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By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on May 4, 2021

Helping your aging loved one take care of his or her finances is one of your most important responsibilities as a family caregiver. Seniors can make major financial blunders in the blink of an eye, and such mistakes often haunt them for years. With a little bit of planning and…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on April 20, 2021

While aging can’t be avoided, many older adults absolutely do remain involved and productive well into their golden years. Yet there are some lingering misconceptions about getting older that may prevent some seniors from realizing what’s possible or achievable. Below, some of the more common misconceptions about aging are discussed….

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on April 6, 2021

Some seniors feel getting older and receiving assistance with the activities of daily living will lead to the loss of independence and dignity. However, family caregivers can alleviate these concerns by taking a respectful approach when they’re caring for their aging loved ones. Here are a few suggestions for helping…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on March 16, 2021

One of the most important things you can do to help a senior loved one stay healthy is work with him or her to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is associated with a variety of health issues, including increased risks of heart attacks, dementia, diabetes, and arthritis. Here are some…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on March 2, 2021

Many older adults prefer to age in place, which means living in their own homes. An AARP survey found 90 percent of older adults questioned about the topic felt this way. As for how you can help a senior loved one successfully achieve this goal, there are some sources of…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on February 16, 2021

Seniors are at high risk for kidney and urinary tract conditions. There are many risk factors associated with kidney disease, but some of them can be mitigated with healthy lifestyle choices. Ahead, learn about the causes of poor kidney function in seniors and the best ways to prevent it. Common…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on February 2, 2021

Studies performed by various research groups have revealed a link between diabetes and dementia. Hypoglycemia and vascular damage are two of the reasons cognitive impairment develops. Careful monitoring of blood sugar levels by diabetic seniors or their caregivers is necessary to reduce the risk of dementia.  Having excessive blood sugar…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on January 19, 2021

Alzheimer’s is one of the most common diseases in the world, with approximately three million new cases diagnosed in the United States each year. Because of its prevalence, there are a number of myths that have made their way into the public consciousness. If you’re concerned your elderly loved one…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on January 5, 2021

At around 30 years of age, many people start to lose bone mass, and their bones become thinner as they grow older. If seniors don’t have lifestyles that counteract the loss of bone mass, they may develop osteoporosis. Here are some of the ways seniors can prevent the development of…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on December 22, 2020

Obesity is on the rise, and this can be attributed to the combination of sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy eating habits. Fortunately, seniors can take a cue from other cultures that have many lessons to teach regarding healthy eating. Here are a few of the best tips from around the world. …