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By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on May 3, 2021
Caring for an aging loved one can be a challenging experience, and many family members feel as if their patience is constantly being tested, which often results in a variety of emotions, ranging from annoyance to outright anger. The following tips can help you keep your emotions under control while…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on April 19, 2021
The ability to drive is a significant source of independence, self-sufficiency, and freedom, so talking to your elderly parent about giving up the car keys is a conversation you and your family are probably not looking forward to. Physical and cognitive impairment caused by the aging process can make driving…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on April 5, 2021
The activities seniors take on each day can boost their physical health and overall wellbeing. These tasks are vital to bodily function and optimal health, and to complete them, seniors may need to rely on others for assistance. Below you’ll find some of the most critical activities of daily living…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on March 15, 2021
Regularly engaging in stimulating activities can have a profound impact on seniors with dementia. In addition to providing something to focus on, it could also slow the progression of the disorder and minimize some of its worst symptoms. If your aging parent has been diagnosed with dementia and seems to…
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…