By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on March 16, 2020
Regular visits to the doctor could boost your aging loved one’s health and lower the risk of various age-related conditions. For a better outcome, you should create a checklist and include essential information. Below you’ll find tips to help you prepare for your loved one’s doctor appointment. Have Transportation in…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on March 2, 2020
Alzheimer’s Disease International reports as many as 50 million people worldwide could be currently living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia. Cognitive impairments of this nature often affect older adults, and family caregivers can be impacted as well. If you’re providing care for a senior loved…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on February 17, 2020
Even with proper planning, many seniors experience financial challenges, and they must develop strategies to prevent economic-related stress. Take a look at some of the financial problems seniors face and tips they can use to address each issue. 1. Overpriced Medication Medication can be a financial challenge for older adults,…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on February 3, 2020
Sleep is essential throughout all stages of life, from infancy until the golden years. But the amount of sleep that’s recommended changes over time. For instance, the National Sleep Foundation suggests infants benefit most from 14–17 hours of sleep per night. For adults, the general recommendation is 7–8 hours per…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on January 20, 2020
Adults need to stay busy in the senior years to prevent boredom and receive mental stimulation. There are many everyday activities your elderly parent can take up while living at home. Continue reading to find enjoyable activities for seniors and the benefits they provide. 1. Gardening Gardening can enhance vision,…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on January 6, 2020
Hip fractures are one of the most common causes of hospitalization among the elderly. As people age, their bones weaken. Seniors who fall are more likely to fracture their hips. Hip fractures are dangerous for the elderly and raise the risk of the following complications. Wound Infection Hip fractures almost…
By Nick Paciello, 10:33 pm on December 16, 2019
If you’re providing some type of care for a 70-year-old woman, it’s safe to assume you want your loved one to be as healthy as possible for as long as possible. One way to achieve this goal is with regular exercise. Still, you may have concerns about what forms of…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on December 2, 2019
Alzheimer’s is one of the leading causes of death among older adults, but with treatment and healthy lifestyle choices, the condition can be managed. Various factors, including age and genetic mutations, increase a senior’s risk of the disease. Continue reading to learn whether Alzheimer’s runs in families and what seniors…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on November 18, 2019
At-home respite care is a service available for both seniors and family caregivers who need professional assistance. Although respite care is used for many different reasons, one of the major motivations is to give family caregivers a break. While having someone new in the house does require some adjustments, you…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on November 4, 2019
Older adults with Parkinson’s disease can benefit from remaining as active as possible for as long as possible, since Parkinson’s is a condition that affects movement as it progresses. And while your older loved one may have some limitations or challenges as the disease advances, there are some activities that…