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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 22, 2021

Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects not only memory but also senses, such as sight. The goal is to help your loved one continue living a healthy life for as long as he or she can. Therefore, you’ll need to understand the vision issues your loved one might encounter as…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 8, 2021

The risk of developing neurological disorders increases with age, which is why the elderly need to take care of their minds and bodies. Here are some of the unique ways older adults can prevent mental issues and boost their brain health.  1. Doodle on a Notepad  Young people sometimes doodle…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 18, 2020

Comfortable communication is important between any caregiver and care recipient, but it can become increasingly difficult after a Parkinson’s diagnosis. Those providing Parkinson’s care for senior loved ones often benefit by making some simple changes and keeping the following tips in mind.  Remain Patient Seniors with Parkinson’s may have difficulty…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 4, 2020

Whether your senior loved one writes letters to a student in his or her community or emails another older adult who lives overseas, having a pen pal provides a wonderful opportunity to expand his or her social circle. Here’s how this type of social connection can positively impact your loved…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on November 20, 2020

For seniors with Alzheimer’s disease, eating and other daily activities can become more challenging. Since seniors with this condition frequently experience a diminished appetite or simply forget to eat, they’re more likely than other seniors to fail to eat enough to get the nutrients their bodies need. To ensure your…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on November 6, 2020

As people age, normal wear and tear on the joints, along with weakening bones, can lead to significant foot pain. Seniors also have thinner skin with less elasticity, particularly on their feet. However, the pain they experience in their feet is often preventable. Here are some common causes of foot…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 23, 2020

Aspirin has long been called a wonder drug due to its ability to prevent heart attacks and strokes because it interferes with the blood’s clotting ability. When we bleed, our blood platelets build up, creating a plug that seals an opening in a blood vessel. These clots can also develop…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 9, 2020

Falling is especially hazardous for seniors, who take longer to heal and are at greater risk for fractures and broken bones. For an elderly person, a fall could lead to significantly decreased mobility and independence. To keep your senior loved one healthy and active, here are five tips to reduce…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 18, 2020

With age, the level of cholesterol, a fat-like substance present in the blood, naturally tends to rise. Because there are substantial risks associated with high cholesterol, seniors must be especially careful to maintain good cholesterol levels. It’s important to understand the dangers of high cholesterol and lifestyle changes that can…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 4, 2020

Bad breath, or halitosis, is very common among seniors, and some aging adults are far more likely to have bad breath than others. Many of the reasons for a senior’s bad breath can be addressed at home without medical intervention, while other causes may require the care of a dentist…