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By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 20, 2021

Certain health conditions can make it unsafe for seniors to age in place independently, and sometimes they need 24-hour supervision so they can remain as safe and healthy as possible. Because many families don’t have the time, resources, and expertise to provide the care their elderly loved ones need in…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 6, 2021

Self-care refers to any activity intended to boost mental, emotional, or physical welfare. Caregivers sometimes spend all day taking care of their senior loved ones, and self-care often falls by the wayside. Here are a few self-care strategies caregivers should try to adopt. Sleep More Sleep-deprived caregivers are more likely…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 16, 2021

Staying mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy is extremely important in the senior years. However, many aging adults have developed bad habits that put their overall health in jeopardy. Breaking these habits is necessary, but the process can be difficult. Adopting the following strategies can help you change your aging parent’s…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 2, 2021

A stroke occurs when the brain can’t get enough blood, and nearly 200,000 Americans experience this type of trauma every year. Without proper stroke care, there’s a very high risk of secondary complications such as permanent damage to the nerves and muscles. When recovering from a stroke, seniors often need…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 19, 2021

Along with following a healthy diet, seniors need to engage in physical activities or exercise regimens on a regular basis to ensure optimal health. Regardless of mobility, there are many activities older adults can participate in to maintain or enhance their physical fitness. Several options are easily adapted to suit…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 5, 2021

Older adults need to eat nutritious foods to maintain good health. Dairy products should be included in daily diets. However, seniors need to avoid calories from unnecessary fat that lead to high cholesterol by choosing low-fat or fat-free cheese, milk, and yogurt. Here are a few reasons seniors should include dairy…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on June 21, 2021

Many seniors who are living with dementia often experience hallucinations. In the early stages of the condition, seniors will usually be able to see their perceptions as false, but as time progresses and memory impairment increases, the events become more and more real. This phenomenon can be very frightening for…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on June 7, 2021

It’s no secret that diet becomes increasingly important with age. Changes in digestion and metabolism often equate to changes in how the body uses and absorbs essential nutrients. One way seniors can counter these changes is to include some of the following disease-fighting foods into their diets. Berries Loaded with…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on May 17, 2021

Stepping into the role as a family caregiver is a major life change that might be met with feelings of excitement mixed with worry. As with most life changes, you can expect to see some challenges along with rewarding moments. Planning now for the common problems you might face as…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on May 3, 2021

Stress can have lasting effects on seniors. Managing stress appropriately can increase longevity, boost mental and physical health, and increase independence. Take a look at some of the different ways stress can affect older adults and what family caregivers can do to help their loved ones address their stress levels….