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

Perfectionism might seem like a good character trait for a caregiver, but it can actually lead to a lot of issues. Many family caregivers who try to keep everything perfect end up burning out. Burnout occurs when a caregiver is so emotionally and physically exhausted that he or she is…

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

Carrots are the best-known food for eye health, but there are other foods that contain essential nutrients and keep eyesight sharp as seniors age. Vitamins C and E, lutein, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids are some of the nutrients that contribute to eye health. These vitamins and minerals work to…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on September 21, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death among Americans. When coupled with other age-related health changes, diabetes can be particularly devastating for adults over the age of 65 and puts them at greater risk for stroke and cardiovascular diseases. According to two…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on September 7, 2021

While it can be emotionally difficult for an aging adult to adjust to decreased mobility, there are a variety of daily activities that will be directly affected as well. As the caregiver for an older loved one with limited mobility, you’ll likely find transporting him or her to physical therapy,…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on August 17, 2021

When a senior is discharged from the hospital and returns home, it can be comforting to be back in familiar surroundings. However, it can also be extremely challenging if plans haven’t been made to ensure a smooth transition. Seniors who don’t have adequate care at home often return to the hospital…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on August 3, 2021

After retirement, many seniors withdraw from society and pass up opportunities to socialize. Although this is common, it’s not good for their mental, physical, and emotional health. However, taking up purposeful activities such as volunteering can be easy and enjoyable. Continue reading to learn how volunteering can boost your aging…

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

Senior care professionals often tell clients it’s never too late to adopt healthy eating habits and consume foods that can contribute to good heart health, strong bones, and fewer aches and pains. Eating right becomes increasingly important with age, with the following foods considered especially beneficial for women 60 and…

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

With the proper support from friends, family, and professional caregivers, seniors living with Parkinson’s disease can continue to live in the comfort of home safely and with dignity. Symptoms such as tremors can often be minimized, allowing seniors to continue enjoying most of their usual daily activities and routines in…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on June 22, 2021

The golden years are supposed to be filled with enjoyable activities, relaxation, and enjoyment. However, this doesn’t mean they’re guaranteed to be stress free. While seniors may not have the pressures of keeping up in the workforce or raising young children, they face a whole new host of worries, such…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on June 8, 2021

A visit to the pharmacy to pick up a senior loved one’s medications is an excellent opportunity to ask questions. Your loved one’s pharmacist can help you understand the potential side effects of the medication and offer advice or alternative solutions if your loved one has problems like forgetting to…