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By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on June 25, 2020

Seniors often rely on the same resources for socialization, which can get boring. Spending time at the senior center or talking to the neighbors are great activities, but your aging loved one may want to expand his or her social circle. These unique tips can help your loved one make…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on June 11, 2020

Anatomically, the brain isn’t a muscle. Nonetheless, it still needs regular “exercise” to remain healthy. This is especially true for older adults already affected by age-related changes, some of which can impact cognitive capabilities like memory, comprehension, and thought processing. If you have an older loved one in your life,…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on May 28, 2020

Parkinson’s disease develops when nerve cells degrade and the brain cannot properly control body movements. People generally don’t show symptoms of Parkinson’s disease until they’re about 60 years old, and it can take a while for a doctor to notice and diagnose this condition. Noticing Parkinson’s disease as early as…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on May 14, 2020

Family caregivers may seem like saints, but they’re often filled with anxiety and frustration. Although each day may not be as perfect as they want, there are things family caregivers can do to increase their happiness. Try to incorporate all of these ideas into your caregiving plans so you benefit…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on April 30, 2020

Older adults with dementia experience physical pain for the same reasons anyone else does. The difference is that decreasing brain function and abilities can make it difficult for them to clearly let family caregivers and other individuals who care for them know what’s going on. Today, we’re going to discuss…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on April 16, 2020

The National Institutes of Health reports coronavirus may live on certain surfaces for several hours, which is one of the reasons immunocompromised people and older adults are advised to take precautions to stay as safe as possible. One way to avoid the virus is by helping your senior loved one…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on March 26, 2020

An AARP survey found nearly 90 percent of seniors 65 and older want to age in place, or remain in their current homes, for as long as possible. Aging in place can be truly beneficial in many ways for older adults looking to get the most out of their golden…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on March 12, 2020

Knowing when to step in and offer your senior loved one help can be tricky. On one hand, your loved one may be very proud of his or her independence and protective of his or her privacy. On the other hand, you may worry about his or her general safety…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on February 27, 2020

A healthy anti-aging diet should include a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains along with nutrient-dense foods that contain anti-aging compounds. These eight foods are excellent options for seniors who want to look and feel their best. 1. Blueberries Blueberries are packed with antioxidants that reduce the risk…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on February 20, 2020

People of any age can develop lung diseases. However, the risk is higher for those in their senior years. The following infographic details a few of the most common lung diseases so family caregivers and their aging loved ones can learn more about them. At San Antonio Home Care Assistance,…