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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…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on June 26, 2020

Seniors with dementia sometimes collect or “hoard” things to manage stress or maintain what they perceive as order in their lives. At other times, hoarding happens because of memory issues or a preexisting love of collecting that’s no longer controllable. Regardless of why your senior loved one with dementia is…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on June 12, 2020

Loneliness in the elderly population is more common than most people realize, and so is boredom. While active personal engagement can certainly help with situations like this, there are some online options that can also keep older adults stimulated, engaged, informed, and connected with friends, family members, and like-minded people…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on May 29, 2020

Providing care to an aging loved one can be both stressful and rewarding. Often, you may second-guess yourself and wonder if you’re doing a good job. In the event you notice the following things, you may be managing your caregiving duties well. Your Loved One Is Happy Alzheimer’s disease and…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on May 15, 2020

As people age, it’s important that strategies be implemented to ensure they enjoy their golden years as much as possible. Preexisting health conditions, coupled with other age-related factors, can diminish an older adult’s quality of life. Fortunately, the following strategies can boost your senior loved one’s wellbeing so he or…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on April 24, 2020

A General Social Survey on time use referenced by Statistics Canada found seniors are, on average, spending less time on active pursuits. This is a potential problem because not being engaged on a regular basis could affect physical capabilities and contribute to depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline. If you have…