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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…

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

As a disorder of the brain and nervous system, Parkinson’s disease can result in both physical and emotional symptoms, ranging from slow movements to noticeable changes in mood and personality. Uncharacteristic mood swings may be the result of medications or an aging adult’s awareness of the physical changes taking place…

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

Back problems in the elderly aren’t uncommon. They can occur as a result of several degenerative processes. Injury or congenital defects may also cause problems. Proper diagnosis and treatment can alleviate the discomfort and prevent further injury. In addition, the risk of many spine injuries can be reduced with healthy…

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

Dementia is a confusing condition that affects speech, comprehension, and memory. The confusion stems not only from the condition itself but also from the way people perceive it. After a senior loved one receives a dementia diagnosis, one of the best things family members can do is educate themselves about…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on October 20, 2020

Eating nutritious meals is especially important for older adults because they need to consume foods loaded with nutrients such as vitamin D to prevent bone loss and antioxidants to reduce macular degeneration. Keeping fat and sodium consumption in check can also prevent heart disease and other conditions seniors tend to…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on October 6, 2020

It’s natural to want to take care of those who have taken care of us—those who have nurtured us, fed us, loved us, and provided so many things to bring us to adulthood. While we want to show our gratitude and respect for our deserving elders by providing care for…