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By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on March 25, 2021

When your senior loved one comes home from the hospital after a lengthy stay, he or she surely doesn’t want to go back. However, hospital readmissions are quite common, especially among people who have certain health conditions. If your loved one has any of the following diagnoses, he or she…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on March 11, 2021

Family members who care for aging parents may feel honored to do something that can bring cheer and comfort to their senior loved ones. However, those emotions can quickly give way to stress, fatigue, and burnout. If you’re a caregiver, it’s helpful to know six warning signs of caregiver burnout…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on February 25, 2021

Trusting someone to care for your elderly loved one can be a huge step, which is why choosing an in-home care agency should never be taken lightly. You need to research agencies and ask for their credentials and past references. Here are some of the things family members should discuss…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on February 11, 2021

Growing older has many psychological and social effects on seniors, including how they address their safety, health, relationships, and daily functioning. Seniors and their family caregivers need to understand these factors and learn how to respond to the accompanying changes. Below are some of the psychosocial aspects of aging. Biological…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on January 28, 2021

Seniors may see several different doctors over the course of a year, but their primary care physicians will be the ones who see them for checkups and coordinate care plans with other doctors. Since seniors require frequent doctor visits, selecting the right primary care physicians is absolutely crucial for their…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on January 14, 2021

Incorporating essential vitamins and minerals into the diet is important, especially for seniors. Vitamin C can greatly enhance a senior’s quality of life and protect him or her from many diseases. Here are some specific reasons you should add foods rich in vitamin C to your elderly loved one’s diet. …

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on December 31, 2020

Many people, including some health professionals, use the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s interchangeably. However, the two terms aren’t synonymous. Understanding the differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is critical in treating the conditions.  Definitions  Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a group of symptoms affecting memory, communication skills,…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on December 17, 2020

Family caregivers are among the most important and underappreciated people in the nation. Countless families across the United States make untold sacrifices as they take on vital responsibilities that make a difference in the lives of their aging parents, grandparents, and other elderly relatives. Family caregivers undoubtedly help older adults…

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

Approximately 30 to 40 percent of older adults experience tinnitus, a condition that causes ringing, buzzing, clicking, or other loud and persistent noises within the ear canal. Seniors are at an increased risk for developing the condition due to the deterioration of the inside of the ear as a direct…

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

Being diagnosed with a degenerative disease such as Parkinson’s can be devastating. While some seniors experience feelings of helplessness as certain abilities begin to decrease, others commit themselves to living lives rich with activities and enjoyment. With a proactive mindset, older adults living with Parkinson’s can maintain their independence and…