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

Aging in place is a goal many seniors set for themselves after retirement. While there are other options for living arrangements, seniors enjoy a variety of benefits when they’re able to stay in their own homes. The decision to age in place is often made by seniors who value their…

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

All seniors have a different experience with Alzheimer’s disease, but everyone with this condition will eventually reach a stage where they have behavior-related problems. When this happens, it can become difficult to provide care for an aging loved one with Alzheimer’s if you’re not fully prepared. However, there are some…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on December 17, 2019

Most forms of dementia aren’t curable. Therefore, when “treatment” is discussed if you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a similar dementia-related condition, it’s usually in reference to managing symptoms and enhancing quality of life as much as possible. For many seniors with dementia, the best treatment is a…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on December 3, 2019

Getting older doesn’t always have to mean being unhealthy. Today, older adults can take preventative steps to maintain their overall health and abilities no matter what decade they enter. While genetics do play a role in how well a person ages, seniors can use these seven secrets to healthy aging…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on November 19, 2019

Aggression is a behavior most people don’t encounter often in life. However, family caregivers sometimes find themselves on the receiving end of their senior loved ones’ anger. Seniors with dementia may lash out for a variety of reasons, and your loved one’s actions could cause one or both of you…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on November 5, 2019

Through education, doctors and nurses can prevent readmissions from happening soon after seniors are discharged from the hospital. Effective teaching and discharge planning benefit both seniors and their family caregivers. Here are some ways education can reduce seniors’ risk of illness or injury and alleviate stress for caregivers. Fall Precautions…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on October 22, 2019

Aging adults are much more likely than younger people to be readmitted to the hospital. In fact, if your senior loved one has been recently discharged from the hospital, statistics show he or she has a 20 percent chance of being readmitted within 30 days. While a wide variety of…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on October 8, 2019

Diet is important for seniors with Alzheimer’s, since proper nutrition may offset neurological changes going on in the brain. However, meeting nutritional requirements is sometimes challenging for older adults who have cognitive decline coupled with other age-related issues. Here’s what to keep in mind as you put together a meal…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on September 17, 2019

You need to check out every option before you make decisions about your senior loved one’s care. While you may have heard many wonderful things about respite care, you might also be concerned there are at least a few drawbacks. Here are a few of the most common concerns people…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on September 3, 2019

After experiencing a stroke, your aging loved one needs to follow a comprehensive recovery plan. Without a solid plan in place, he or she might end up with a wide variety of secondary complications that impact physical and mental health. Luckily, many of those complications can be avoided as long…