By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on July 7, 2020

Aging, genetics, and certain diseases can cause hearing loss in older adults. As a family caregiver, you need to know the signs associated with this problem and let your senior loved one’s primary care physician know immediately. Receiving treatment could slow down the hearing loss and prevent permanent damage in…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on June 16, 2020

Getting outside can be good for an aging body and mind in many ways. For one thing, sunshine itself is a reliable source of the vitamin D older adults need to keep bones and muscles healthy and strong. Being active and engaged in the fresh air can also ease stress…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on June 2, 2020

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that steadily does damage to various parts of the brain. It’s often during the later stages of this condition when seniors are more likely to stop talking or verbalizing clearly, which is in no way a reflection of their intelligence. The extent of this type…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on May 19, 2020

From getting regular exercise to sleeping a solid eight hours per night, there are many ways seniors can boost their immunity. For the immune system to be operating at peak performance, seniors should consider adding the following foods to their diets. 1. Garlic  Garlic can ward off infection because it…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on May 5, 2020

Talking to your senior loved one may not always be easy. Some seniors become difficult out of a desire to protect their pride. Your loved one might not want to be told what to do by his or her adult children and other members of the family. Seniors might also…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on April 21, 2020

When boredom isn’t addressed in the elderly, it could lead to depression and other mental health issues. As a family caregiver, you must find fun activities and purposeful tasks your senior loved one can complete. The objective is to enhance your parent’s mental and physical health despite various issues such…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on April 7, 2020

Coronavirus is especially dangerous because humans have no natural immunity to it. There’s also no vaccine for it yet. These are just a couple of the reasons it’s recommended that seniors make an effort to protect themselves from viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms that can affect an older immune system….

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on March 17, 2020

Dementia is a senior health condition scientists are still working hard to understand. Most people already know about common forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. However, you might not have thought about what happens if someone develops more than one form of dementia. It’s possible for…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on March 3, 2020

Family caregivers can work with their elderly parents to make living with hearing loss less stressful. By developing communication strategies and remaining patient, you can help your senior loved one continue to live a happy and active life. Continue reading to discover tips your family can use when addressing your…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on February 18, 2020

The need for physical activity doesn’t go away just because someone gets older. Seniors should still strive to work some form of exercise into their daily routines, but they do need to modify their workouts as they age. These six guidelines are important for helping seniors stay fit and safe….