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By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on January 17, 2022
In 2017, there were more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. The condition stands as the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. One of the most challenging factors in diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s is that early signs are often mistaken for normal aging. Forgetfulness is common as…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on January 3, 2022
Diabetes affects individuals of all ages, but seniors are particularly vulnerable. Although diabetes can be managed with lifestyle changes like diet and exercise, there may be additional treatments your senior loved one needs to keep the disease in check. One of the best things a family caring for a senior…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on December 20, 2021
Many seniors live with chronic pain and don’t seek any treatment for it, which can lead to mood changes, depression, and a major change in lifestyle. Older adults may assume pain is a natural part of the aging process, or they might not mention it out of fear of being…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on December 6, 2021
There are plenty of games appropriate for seniors with limited mobility. These games can be played with seniors seated around a table, and they run the gamut from brain twisters to card games. Here are several sit-down games seniors are sure to enjoy. 1. Cup Stacking The cup stacking game…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on November 15, 2021
Aging adults who remain actively engaged in their golden years can boost their cognitive health, reduce the risk of accidents, and stave off conditions such as heart disease, dementia, depression, and arthritis. Therefore, you need to encourage your senior loved one to take up everyday activities, including those mentioned below….
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on November 1, 2021
A senior’s environment can have a significant impact on quality of life and affect the way he or she responds to Alzheimer’s treatment. Family caregivers need to make modifications to their parents’ homes that allow their aging loved ones to move around with ease and address many of the symptoms…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on October 18, 2021
Proper dental care is important for everyone, but it’s particularly significant for older adults. It’s also one of the things that can easily be pushed aside as more pressing health concerns arise. However, there are good reasons to make oral health a priority. Make sure your elderly loved one sees…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on October 4, 2021
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is classified as a movement disorder. However, this condition can also noticeably affect mood and emotions because of alterations in brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. These emotional changes are sometimes distressing for both seniors with this condition and their family caregivers. Let’s take a moment to discuss six…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on September 20, 2021
When taking care of an elderly loved one, communication is key, and it’s important to have a strategy to establish how effective communication will take place between you and your loved one. Rather than going into the situation unprepared, knowing the best ways to communicate with your parent will be…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on September 6, 2021
Seniors can develop many types of dementia, all of which have different causes and symptoms. Learn about some of the most prevalent types of dementia and what can be done to manage each issue. 1. Alzheimer’s Disease While this form of dementia has been widely researched, there are things about…