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

When seniors experience loss of appetite, it can be difficult for them to get the proper nutrition needed to stay healthy. A lack of interest in eating can be caused by a variety of factors that may include medication side effects, pain, or depression. If you provide care for an…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 17, 2021

Selfless and loving family members often step up to act as caregivers when their senior loved ones are diagnosed with Parkinson’s. However, it’s important to realize that as a caregiver for someone with Parkinson’s, you’ll have a lot on your plate. Your duties might range from keeping track of appointments…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 3, 2021

Your aging parent’s caregiver is a professional, but the caregiver can also become an integral part of your family. Home caregivers enjoy getting to know the aging adults they care for each day. They also know building strong relationships with family members helps seniors get the most from their care….

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 20, 2021

Staying actively engaged is essential to brain health for older adults living with dementia, as it can reduce the effects of memory impairment and boost their wellbeing. Below are some of the best activities for seniors with memory loss and benefits associated with each pursuit.  1. Reading Being diagnosed with…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 6, 2021

As your elderly loved one’s health decreases, he or she may experience some negative changes. You may also encounter certain challenges when caregiving that aren’t directly related to your loved one’s health. Respond to these issues calmly and with a good plan of action. Here are some of the unexpected…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 23, 2021

The first thing to do if your senior loved one won’t eat is schedule an appointment with his or her doctor to rule out serious health-related conditions, dental problems, or medication issues that could contribute to a reduced appetite. Once this step has been taken, the next thing to do…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 9, 2021

Special consideration needs to be given to bedbound seniors. They face many unique challenges, ranging from a heightened risk of skin infections to the potential for life-threatening respiratory problems. Since these risks are real, there are several things you can do for a bedbound senior loved one to ensure he…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 18, 2021

Aphasia, a condition that may occur after an individual has experienced a stroke, is marked by difficult or absent speech and problems with understanding and processing language. It is a source of frustration for many seniors and their families because it can create a significant barrier to communication. Fortunately, various…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 4, 2021

One of the more common signs of Alzheimer’s disease is being confused and disoriented even in the most familiar of surroundings. Naturally, this can lead to wandering, a habit seen in 60 percent of people with dementia. Wandering can be very dangerous, and it’s important that family members take steps…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on May 21, 2021

Many caregivers notice their senior loved ones are more likely to get sick or tend to have difficulty recovering from injuries. This happens because the immune system has a difficult time fighting off foreign microorganisms as a person ages. Being able to understand why the immune system gets weaker as…