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By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on November 26, 2021

After a stroke, a senior must adopt healthy habits to promote recovery and reduce the risk of a secondary stroke. Although an individual’s stroke care plan will be dependent on the severity of the stroke, families can help their senior loved ones prevent secondary strokes by following a few simple…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on November 12, 2021

Approximately half of adults beyond the age of 75 have some level of hearing loss. While hearing loss is often viewed as part of the aging process and a minor annoyance, not being able to effectively communicate with others can have a significant impact on health and wellbeing.  When older adults lose…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on October 29, 2021

Did you know that by the age of 70, the average person can lose up to 40 percent of his or her muscle mass and 30 percent of his or her strength? While it’s no surprise that a nutritious and well-balanced diet is essential to fighting disease with age, eating…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on October 15, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, live-in or 24-hour care isn’t just for seniors who have been diagnosed with advanced conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, or dementia. Around-the-clock care and monitoring can be of great help to seniors with widely varying levels of abilities. To provide a better picture of how caregivers…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on September 24, 2021

People caring for senior loved ones with Parkinson’s face many challenges. One such challenge is learning how to properly feed a person affected by this disease. Parkinson’s can cause constant tremors, which pose a choking risk when eating. Fortunately, there are things you can do to minimize this risk. Here…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on September 10, 2021

Although the thyroid is a relatively small gland located in the front of the throat, it produces important hormones that regulate metabolism and control body temperature. If something causes the thyroid to produce too many hormones, which is a condition called hyperthyroidism, then a person can lose weight, sweat excessively,…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on August 27, 2021

Memory loss is the most common symptom of Alzheimer’s, and almost everyone who is diagnosed with this disease is going to develop memory issues at some point. Seniors with Alzheimer’s won’t be able to avoid memory loss forever, but they can do quite a bit to boost their brain health…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on August 13, 2021

Taking care of an aging parent is a great responsibility, but it can bring a lot of stress and anxiety into your life due to trying to balance your own needs with your loved one’s. Stress and anxiety could lead to serious health conditions if you’re not careful. The following…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on July 30, 2021

Many seniors prefer to age in place, but their health often decreases with age, making it difficult to perform normal duties without assistance. You should encourage your elderly loved one to remain independent and find ways to help him or her without overstepping boundaries. Here are some of the things…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on July 16, 2021

Gardening offers both physical and cognitive benefits for seniors living with dementia. They can participate in a variety of gardening activities that increase their communication skills, lower their stress levels, and slow the progression of the condition. Here are some gardening activities seniors with dementia should try.  Planting a Family…