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

Aging parents’ angry outbursts take a toll on family caregivers, and you might even find you dread having to take care of your senior loved one when he or she lashes out regularly. For some seniors, angry outbursts are just an amplification of already stubborn personalities. Others may suddenly exhibit…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 19, 2021

Like every other part of the body, the brain needs to stay active to remain healthy. Word games exercise the mind and encourage seniors to retain their language skills. Games that require seniors to think about language and vocabulary can increase memory retention and stimulate mental activity. These fun word…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 5, 2021

Obesity can be especially problematic for aging adults. When coupled with preexisting medical conditions, limited mobility, and cognitive deficits, obesity can lead to dangerous health consequences. Fortunately, appropriately addressing your senior loved one’s obesity can reduce the risk of life-threatening health conditions so he or she can better enjoy the golden…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 19, 2021

New family caregivers often encounter many learning experiences when they first take on the responsibilities involved with caring for their senior loved ones. While caregiving experiences are often positive, there are also some that arise from common mistakes that should be avoided. Be aware of mistakes new caregivers tend to…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 5, 2021

Family members who care for older adults benefit greatly when they get opportunities to relax and manage stress. Some family caregivers become so involved with caregiving they fail to take care of themselves, which can lead to illness. Respite care provides a temporary reprieve from caregiving, allowing family caregivers to…

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…