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By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on June 20, 2022

Many older adults prefer to age in place, which means living in their own homes. An AARP survey found 90 percent of older adults questioned about the topic felt this way. As for how you can help a senior loved one successfully achieve this goal, there are some sources of…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on June 6, 2022

Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. This condition can be difficult to diagnose in the early stages because many of its symptoms are similar to those of normal aging. If your aging loved one has symptoms of Parkinson’s, he or she may be seeking natural ways…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on May 16, 2022

Being a caregiver can be a challenging job, whether you’re new to the role or have years of experience. Every caregiving journey is different, but there are certain rules that hold relevance for most people taking care of their senior loved ones. Here are five decisions all caregivers should try…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on May 2, 2022

Whether it’s cycling, walking, gardening, or taking a casual stroll with a friend or grandchild, exercise can have many benefits for seniors. Aging adults don’t need to join a gym or do anything beyond what they’re physically comfortable doing to reap the rewards of regular exercise. Here are four ways…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on April 18, 2022

Walnuts are rich in nutrients with specific benefits for the elderly, and eating a diet that includes about an ounce of them daily can give seniors a boost in many areas of their health. Here are a few reasons eating walnuts can be beneficial for your aging loved one. Promote…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on April 4, 2022

Being a family caregiver can often feel like a full-time job, but many caregivers don’t have the luxury of devoting all their time to caregiving. Taking care of an elderly loved one while still holding down a full-time job may seem difficult, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Follow…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on March 21, 2022

The decision to move your senior loved one home after being in assisted living can arise from a variety of different circumstances. For instance, your family may have financial or health-related reasons for wanting to have your loved one at home. When your loved one’s current situation needs to change,…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on March 7, 2022

Seniors who are diabetic may be at greater risk for stroke. Maintaining a healthy diet can prevent the progression of diabetes and reduce the risk of stroke, even if your senior loved one is already a stroke survivor. Help with recovery and prevention by adding these five delicious and nutritious…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on February 21, 2022

With a few simple exercises and healthy lifestyle choices, you can help the senior loved one in your life maintain his or her lung health. The following suggestions are ideal for seniors who already experience issues like COPD as well as those who simply wish to boost their overall lung…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on February 7, 2022

As Alzheimer’s progresses, some seniors begin to exhibit repetitive behaviors, ranging from asking the same question multiple times to repeating certain movements. By understanding the possible causes for such behaviors, family caregivers can better plan for the care they provide to their aging loved ones.  Types of Repetitive Behavior  Seniors…