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By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on September 24, 2020

After retirement, it’s important for seniors to protect their finances so they have the best prospects for comfortable living. Family caregivers can help their elderly loved ones maximize their finances through using these smart saving and spending strategies.  Create a Budget Retirement can be a financial challenge for those who…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on September 10, 2020

As dementia progresses, your aging loved one is going to become increasingly forgetful and unstable, which will also increase his or her chances of injury while trying to accomplish everyday tasks. Some of the most common injuries among seniors with dementia include the following. Burn Injuries Burn injuries are common…

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

Cycling can be beneficial for seniors who want to enhance or maintain their health. If your loved one wants to exercise, consider introducing him or her to this sport. Here are five benefits of cycling for seniors. 1. Enhances Balance & Coordination Seniors are susceptible to balance and coordination issues,…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on August 13, 2020

Being a family caregiver is a new role that shifts all of your family dynamics. With careful thought and planning, you can make sure this shift leads to positive changes for everyone. Figuring out how to balance your new role with your other family obligations will require some trial and…

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

Technology is wonderful for seniors who want to use a variety of programs and devices to make life easier. Whether your aging loved one wants to talk to the grandkids using virtual chat software or track his or her health progress, there are many opportunities to use electronic devices. Addressing…

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

Statistics indicate more than 15 million senior citizens undergo surgery each year. Depending on the type of surgery required, seniors often face long recovery periods. However, by participating in prehabilitation regimens prior to hospitalization, older adults can recover more quickly and experience fewer postoperative complications. Researchers in Michigan studied the…

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…