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By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on August 3, 2020

If your senior loved one is getting older and starting to have serious health problems, you might begin thinking about quitting your job to focus on your loved one. Having a family caregiver entirely devoted to his or her needs can be helpful for a senior living with health issues….

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on July 20, 2020

It’s understandable for family caregivers to occasionally be stressed due to the demands associated with this role. However, physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion can take a serious toll on health and wellbeing. This is referred to as caregiver stress syndrome, and it’s typically characterized by a neglect of personal care…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on July 6, 2020

Statistics indicate up to 20 percent of adults over the age of 65 live with mild cognitive impairment. However, there are a variety of lifestyle options known to enhance and protect cognitive abilities. Family members should consider the habits of their older loved ones and encourage some changes to promote…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on June 15, 2020

Close to one million seniors in the United States are living with Parkinson’s. Tremors remain one of the first symptoms of the disease. As the disorder progresses, the involuntary movements become more prominent. In time, simple daily tasks may become increasingly difficult. Research has revealed a number of methods that…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on June 1, 2020

A fever is the body’s way of handling infection, so a low-grade fever isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, in some cases, even a mild fever can be a sign of a serious problem. When should you actually start getting worried about your senior loved one’s fever? There are a…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on May 18, 2020

Boosting heart health, reducing joint pain, maintaining muscle strength and flexibility, and enhancing immune system functions and mental clarity are just some of the many well-documented benefits associated with regular exercise for seniors. However, it’s just as important for older adults to be safe as they exercise so they can…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on May 4, 2020

Those aches and pains seniors experience are often more noticeable to others, but seniors also experience emotional changes that should be considered. The emotional effects of aging include positive and negative benefits for seniors and their families. Exploring how your elderly loved one’s emotions may change can help you understand…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on April 20, 2020

Older adults sometimes develop strong opinions that can come out during daily conversations. Stubbornness can also be linked to underlying health conditions such as diabetes. While it can be challenging to communicate with an aging loved one who is being difficult, you can use these strategies to make things easier….

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on April 6, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is just one of several leading health organizations that consider adults 65 and older to be the top at-risk group for coronavirus. Specifically, older adults with underlying health issues or compromised immune systems are considered especially susceptible to this new virus. If…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on March 16, 2020

At some point, most seniors need some help managing their finances. Your aging loved one might have difficulty getting his or her accounts up to date with technology, or he or she may run short of the money needed to pay bills. Helping your parent financially may sometimes be a…