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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…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on October 29, 2020

Today, seniors can expect to live full lives well into their golden years. Yet even the most active seniors may occasionally experience some fatigue. While it’s normal to feel tired at the end of a busy day, there are things that can be done throughout the day to stop fatigue…

By Sara Marrow, 9:00 am on October 15, 2020

Vegetables contain a number of essential nutrients and vitamins to keep seniors physically fit and boost their memory. If you’re a family caregiver for a senior loved one, here’s a list of a few vegetables you may want to consider adding to his or her diet. 1. Beets Beets can…

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,…