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By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 3, 2020

Running into a conflict with your senior loved one about home care is upsetting, but there are things you can do to change his or her mind. Many seniors are initially resistant to having professional home care simply because they’re used to living independently or prefer to have things done…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 20, 2020

Maintaining good hygiene is essential for the elderly, but as they grow older, these tasks become more challenging. As a family caregiver, you’ll need to step in and offer assistance, but don’t overwhelm your senior parent. Below are tips you can use to ease your loved one’s fears and encourage…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 6, 2020

For seniors to maintain optimal health, they must take a proactive approach. As adults grow older, the risk of developing health issues increases. By adopting some preventative measures, seniors can enjoy healthy and productive lives for years to come. Following a Proper Diet A diet consisting mainly of brightly colored…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on June 15, 2020

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects an estimated one million individuals in the United States. There’s no cure for the disease, but medication and a healthy diet can reduce symptoms that interrupt daily life. Encourage your senior loved one to live his or her best life with Parkinson’s…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on June 1, 2020

For older adults, a fever is sometimes the first sign something’s not quite right. While some fevers are temporary and nothing much to worry about, others are more concerning and reason enough to seek medical input. Today, we’re going to focus on when you should be concerned about an elderly…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on May 18, 2020

A robust immune system can protect against illness. However, older adults are more prone to various issues such as infections due to weakened immune systems. Continue reading to learn what causes seniors to have weak immune systems and what can be done to address each issue. Health Conditions Seniors living…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on May 4, 2020

Research has shown strokes and dementia can be closely intertwined, and there’s actually a type of dementia caused by these cardiovascular events. Studies have also revealed strokes typically have a huge impact on the progression of dementia and its symptoms. Here’s a quick glimpse at the connection between these two…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on April 20, 2020

It’s fairly common for people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia to develop a type of late-day confusion referred to as sundowning. According to the National Institute on Aging, this condition is believed to be linked to brain-related changes that affect the body’s sleep-wake cycle. Anxiety, aggression, and other…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on April 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is especially dangerous for older adults with known health problems. As at-risk individuals, seniors must take steps to understand the disease and identify ways to stay safe. Here are the top things seniors and their caregivers need to know right now to begin safeguarding their health. Seniors…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on March 16, 2020

Many seniors grew up being taught to view desserts as treats they got after they ate unappetizing vegetables. Although it can be difficult to change the mindset that healthy foods aren’t as tasty as other options, it’s possible to overcome this attitude. These six ideas are all great ways to…