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

You love your aging loved one very much and feel grateful most of the time to have the ability and resources to take care of him or her. But what do you do when the interrupted nights and increased responsibilities leave you feeling exhausted, stressed, and anxious? To be at…

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

When we consider aging, most people just think of the effects of age on physical health. However, the brain is also a part of the body that can be altered by age. This part of aging is often ignored unless it develops into dementia, but even perfectly healthy seniors can…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on December 21, 2020

Owning and caring for a pet can be therapeutic in many ways, and many of these benefits may be especially helpful for an elderly person. Here are some healthy advantages your senior loved one can gain from having a cat or dog in his or her life. 1. Companionship Both…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on December 7, 2020

Although you want to encourage your elderly loved one to use the kitchen to prepare healthy meals and snacks so he or she can remain independent, it’s also important to stay safe while doing so. A kitchen can pose many risks for a senior, so here are some tips to…

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

One of the biggest factors affecting longevity is diet. If you’re concerned about your elderly loved one remaining healthy, one of the ways you can help is by encouraging him or her to eat nutritious foods like shrimp. This popular seafood contains a wealth of health benefits for the elderly….

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on November 2, 2020

A certain amount of memory loss comes with age, but if you notice your mother or father just isn’t as sharp as he or she used to be or is forgetting important things like birthdays, it’s impossible to stop your mind from racing with possibilities. Here are some signs to…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on October 19, 2020

Hip replacement is a common operation for seniors that involves removing damaged or diseased parts of a hip joint and replacing them with artificial parts. While the procedure can greatly increase mobility, your elderly loved one is likely to need assistance during the initial recovery period. Providing such help requires…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on October 5, 2020

Choosing the right care option for your senior loved one can be difficult. One major decision you may be facing is whether to use home care or move your loved one into an assisted living facility. More families are opting for in-home care, and here are just a few reasons…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 21, 2020

For seniors, injuries are often more severe than what they might have experienced when they were younger. Older adults are also more likely to be injured due to new health issues, such as weakened bones and thinner skin. Every year, more than one million elderly people are admitted to emergency…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 7, 2020

Seniors can develop rare diseases because of compromised immune systems, while other rare disorders have genetic causes. However, the reasons often remain unknown. Early diagnoses and precautionary measures can help seniors address these uncommon medical conditions. 1.Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease This extremely rare disease tends to occur in small geographic regions once…