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By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on August 30, 2019

Respite care is a type of caregiving service that allows families to hire temporary caregivers for their senior loved ones. There are many different types of respite care, ranging from having a caregiver come in once a week to keep your senior loved one company while you shop for groceries…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on August 16, 2019

Dementia is a progressive disorder with many symptoms, including behavioral issues. Therefore, it’s common for older adults to become confused, angry, agitated, and even violent. Family caregivers need to develop distraction techniques like those mentioned below, which can calm situations and divert their elderly loved one’s attention. 1. Play Music…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on July 26, 2019

Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, which is the most common form of Parkinson’s, can be a scary diagnosis for seniors and their families. It’s one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders in the world and can have a big impact on the ability to remain independent as it progresses. The disease goes…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on July 12, 2019

Excessive amounts of alcohol can increase the risk of dementia, but an occasional glass of red wine can provide various cognitive benefits. Monitor your senior loved one’s wine intake according to his or her current health and any medications he or she is taking. Learn about the benefits and disadvantages…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on June 28, 2019

A stroke is an attack on the brain, and the impact of this attack can make it difficult to communicate. In many cases, the effects are temporary, and most brain functions can be restored with medical treatment. While seniors are recovering, they should use the following communication devices to make…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on June 14, 2019

More than any other age group, seniors who have been hospitalized are more likely to return to the hospital within a month or so of discharge, which can have a negative effect on mental and physical health. However, doctors, nurses, and other medical care professionals are currently working together to…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on May 31, 2019

Being able to drive a car is an important way to maintain independence, but it can be unsafe for some seniors to drive. There’s no definitive age at which seniors need to stop driving. Instead, this time varies based on a combination of each individual senior’s vision, mobility, and cognitive…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on May 17, 2019

Smoking can raise the risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and cancer. It’s never too late to quit smoking, even if your senior loved one has been smoking heavily for many years. Here are six reasons aging adults should stop smoking now so they can better enjoy their golden years. 1….

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on April 26, 2019

Unlike many younger adults who seek to lose weight, many seniors need to increase their weight and maintain it at a higher level. Older adults typically lose muscle and their appetite decreases, causing weight loss. Moreover, because of the limited mobility and lack of social interaction often encountered with age,…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on April 12, 2019

Many seniors are surprised to hear there are thousands of apps on the market specifically designed for older adults. Some of these apps will help seniors organize their medication, while other apps can keep them safe when home alone. Here is a quick look at seven popular apps that are…