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By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on November 27, 2020

One of the symptoms of sundowner’s syndrome, a condition experienced by seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia, is difficulty getting to sleep. When seniors who experience sundowning symptoms are unable to sleep, other symptoms of their conditions can get worse. To help your elderly loved one avoid making his or her…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on November 13, 2020

Corn can provide numerous health benefits for the elderly. This is because it contains a combination of nutrients that make it a powerful weapon in the fight against various age-related conditions. Here are a few reasons your senior loved one may want to add more corn to his or her…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on October 30, 2020

Seniors occasionally forget where they left their keys or glasses and may sometimes have a difficult time remembering the details of conversations. But before you attribute your aging loved one’s memory loss to a condition such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, take a look at this list of some of the…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on October 16, 2020

There are many things caregivers will do to ensure safety and promote good overall health for the senior loved ones under their care. However, one thing that may easily be overlooked is footwear. What many people don’t know is that a properly fitting shoe can play a large role in…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on September 25, 2020

Taking care of a senior loved one isn’t always easy. One strategy that makes it easier to keep things on track is to keep a journal. Don’t worry about sentence structure, grammar, or spelling. Write about what you’re feeling and what you think matters most. At the end of the…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on September 11, 2020

While there are many challenges to overcome if you’re a family caregiver, there are also numerous advantages associated with the role. Looking after a senior loved one can be difficult at times, but if you’re a family caregiver, it can help to regularly stop and take a minute to ponder…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on August 28, 2020

Trying to care for an aging loved one who lives in a different city or state can be a difficult task. You’re likely to be presented with various challenges, which include maintaining a positive and fulfilling relationship with your loved one. These tips can help you address many of the…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on August 14, 2020

One of the primary duties of a family caregiver is to ensure a senior loved one receives timely healthcare. Getting your loved one to medical appointments can be challenging enough, so you need to make the best of the time you spend with the healthcare provider. Consider these practical suggestions…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on July 31, 2020

Medications are often recommended to manage the physical symptoms of dementia, but behavioral symptoms like irritation and physical aggression are often treated without drugs. Non-drug therapies are often more effective than medications and are easy to implement at home. Go Outside Going outdoors has a calming, healing effect that can…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on July 17, 2020

Nearly 40 percent of fall-related hospitalizations for adults 65 and over involve hip fractures, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. If your older loved one recently experienced this type of injury, it’s important to take steps to increase the odds of a successful recovery, especially if surgery was…