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

Annual health checkups are an important part of staying healthy because they allow seniors to prevent health conditions and seek treatment before existing conditions worsen. Most physicians have a standard set of things they monitor during these annual visits, but it’s always important to be as thorough as possible. When…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on November 15, 2021

Retirement can be a golden opportunity for seniors, giving them more free time to do things they enjoy. However, they may also face various mental, emotional, and physical issues as they age. Continue reading to learn more about the most common challenges older adults face and how caregivers can help…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on November 1, 2021

A senior who has survived a stroke must follow a strict diet to reduce the risk of having another stroke or a heart attack, which means reducing saturated fats and increasing whole grains. Those with diabetes must also eat foods that help them reduce their blood sugar levels for optimal…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on October 18, 2021

Some aspects of caring for an aging parent can be mundane, demanding, challenging, or exhausting at times. Fortunately, such moments can be balanced out by some of the more emotionally rewarding and meaningful aspects of caregiving—one of which is participating in fun, engaging, and beneficial activities with your parent. Here…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on October 4, 2021

Aggression and agitation are common behaviors associated with dementia in aging adults. These are also issues that can present some frustrating and, at times, alarming challenges for family caregivers, especially when it comes to helping their senior loved ones with eating, bathing, and other daily routines. What’s more, negative mood…

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…