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By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on March 1, 2021
Caregiver burnout is a legitimate health condition caused by unrelieved anxiety, and its symptoms include excessive fatigue, social withdrawal, sleep disorders, and mood swings. Here are eight ways caregivers can reduce their risk of burnout.  1. Make Time for Friends Many caregivers are so busy their relationships with friends and…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on February 15, 2021
Staying mentally and physically active is vital for all seniors, especially those who have developed Alzheimer’s. Remaining busy can provide the mental stimulation your elderly parent needs and slow the progression of the disease. Find out how you can keep an aging loved one with Alzheimer’s disease busy. Play Games…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on February 1, 2021
Also known as high blood pressure, hypertension is a serious medical condition that should never be ignored. Untreated hypertension increases a senior’s risk of heart failure, heart disease, strokes, aneurysms, dementia, and many other health conditions. This condition is sometimes caused by irreversible genetic disorders. However, the majority of aging…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on January 18, 2021
Statistics indicate more than three million people in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of anemia. The disorder commonly develops secondary to a disease process that interferes with the number of healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells carry hemoglobin, which contains iron and is necessary to…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on January 1, 2021
As people age, stress can become more difficult to manage, which may be the result of preexisting medical conditions, cognitive decline, or medication side effects. Fortunately, there are things your senior loved one can do to better manage his or her stress levels. 1. Socialize Regularly Aging adults may be…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on December 21, 2020
Seniors today have many opportunities to ensure future generations enjoy clean air and beautiful outdoor spaces. Here are a few steps your elderly loved one can take to have a positive impact on the environment. Grow a Garden A tremendous amount of energy is wasted on food production. Farming and…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on December 7, 2020
Retirement can be a difficult time of life for many elderly people. This transition isn’t always smooth, especially if there are financial concerns or a lack of social support. The following tips can help your senior loved one adjust to the lifestyle changes retirement brings and find new ways to…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on November 16, 2020
Surviving cancer is something to be celebrated. However, it’s important for senior cancer survivors to continue maintaining their health using certain strategies. Here are a few suggestions to help your elderly loved one accomplish this. Get Proper Nutrition Cancer treatments can ravage a senior’s body and contribute to malnutrition. Your…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on November 2, 2020
It’s no secret that dogs make great companions for seniors. The animals bring joy, amusement, and unconditional love into the home. Studies also show dog ownership carries many positive benefits, including enhanced emotional, psychological, and physical health. Following are eight ideal dog breeds for elderly pet parents. 1. Cardigan Welsh Corgi…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on October 19, 2020
When your senior loved one reaches a point where he or she could benefit from additional support, options typically include in-home care and assisted living. While every situation is unique, making the decision that’s best for your loved one starts with having a clear understanding of the differences between each…