By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on September 8, 2020

Pitaya, which is also known as dragon fruit, is a cactus fruit indigenous to Asia and South America. This fruit is known for its hot pink and bright green outer skin that hides soft white fruit dotted with black seeds. For many years, pitaya was mainly valued for its exotic…

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

Seniors can enjoy a high quality of life by engaging in physical activity and pursuing healthy hobbies. Healthcare providers recommend older adults exercise both their minds and bodies. Older adults who want to remain active and boost their mental and physical health should consider engaging in the following hobbies.\ 1….

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on August 4, 2020

Millions of family members around the world assume the responsibility of caring for older loved ones. It’s vital that caregivers ensure they have support networks for their benefit as well as for the wellbeing of the seniors they care for. There are many important reasons family caregivers must have support….

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

Chronic respiratory issues, such as COPD, impact seniors’ ability to care for themselves. Caring for an aging parent with respiratory health issues requires you to set up a home environment that keeps him or her well while also providing for other needs. Fortunately, many seniors with respiratory conditions can continue…

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…