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By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on May 4, 2021

More than any other age group, seniors tend to feel lonely and isolated. Reasons for loneliness could be the loss of a spouse, children and grandchildren growing up and becoming too busy with their own lives, friends moving away, retirement, poor health and mobility, and financial insecurity. Older adults who…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on April 20, 2021

Discussions about your aging loved one’s living arrangements can get intense. Your loved one may prefer to stay independent, and you might wonder if he or she is experiencing normal age-related changes in health or something more serious. Watching for these issues that can arise in your loved one’s life…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on April 6, 2021

Being physically active can keep your senior loved one fit and boost his or her health and quality of life. An active lifestyle is especially essential for older adults because it lowers their risk of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, joint issues, and even some forms of cancer. Here…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on March 16, 2021

For seniors who want to maintain a sense of independence and freedom in their lives, there are many hazards that can make it difficult for them to thrive. From unsafe home environments to a lack of transportation, some obstacles can get in the way of seniors’ self-reliance. Families should ensure…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on March 2, 2021

Finding a caregiver for your elderly loved one is a huge step that should never be taken lightly. The caregiver should understand the complexity of Alzheimer’s and remain committed to helping your loved one address the symptoms. Here are some of the most important qualities Alzheimer’s caregivers should have. 1….

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on February 16, 2021

Family caregivers often step into their roles without much prior experience in providing care for a senior loved one. However, what you may lack in experience is easily made up for by possessing certain traits that help you manage your duties. As you ponder your next step in life, check…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on February 2, 2021

Seniors with asthma often breathe faster compared to people who aren’t afflicted with the disorder. Asthmatics tend to breathe through their mouths, which could expose the lungs to cool, dry air and trigger asthma attacks. However, there are several exercises designed to control breathing rate and depth and reduce the…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on January 19, 2021

Caring for a senior loved one with Lou Gehrig’s disease requires a great deal of patience and understanding. As the disease progresses, your loved one may experience changes in appetite, movement, and communication abilities. In some cases, Lou Gehrig’s disease can lead to a variety of other health conditions.  Seniors…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on January 5, 2021

There are many reasons seniors are more susceptible to illness. Oftentimes, as the body ages, many systems no longer function in the same way. The problem is exacerbated if older adults don’t live healthy lifestyles. Here are some of the top reasons aging adults are more prone to illnesses. Decreased Immunity…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on December 22, 2020

Caregivers experience intense stress on a daily basis, and it can eventually lead to burnout if it goes unaddressed. Often, the early symptoms of burnout, such as extreme fatigue, get ignored or dismissed as “just stress” until it’s too late. It’s possible to recover from burnout and renew the joy…