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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….

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

Loneliness can lead to various health issues for seniors, including obesity, high blood pressure, chronic stress, and even death. As a family caregiver, you need to keep your elderly parent happy, stimulated, and active. Here are some ways you can help your loved one avoid feeling lonely. 1. Go for…

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

Urinary incontinence is common among seniors, but this doesn’t mean the symptoms can’t be mitigated. With a little effort, family caregivers can help their senior loved ones manage this issue. Here are a few ways to care for an aging loved one who has incontinence. Understand the Causes There are…

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

Vitamins and minerals offer a variety of health benefits for aging adults, including restoring energy, boosting memory, enhancing mood, and promoting a high quality of life. As a family caregiver, you need to encourage your senior loved one to consume an adequate amount of nutrients each day, whether it’s via…

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

Many seniors prefer to live in the comfort of home as they grow older. Aging in place can stave off cognitive decline and allow seniors to enhance their mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. However, older adults may need a helping hand with daily tasks, which is why having professional caregivers…

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

People who visit the hospital for an overnight stay are approximately 20 percent more likely to be readmitted within 30 days. This is especially true for those with heart or respiratory issues, and it’s even more common among seniors. No one wants to spend more time in the hospital than…

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

Although your aging parent may have health or vision issues, he or she still values having independence. Issues such as limited mobility and degenerative diseases of the spine can heighten the risk of accidents or injuries in the home, but there are several things you can do to keep your…

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…