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By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on January 13, 2021

A recent study funded by the Family Caregiver Alliance found around 25 percent of all family caregivers meet the criteria for major depression. Caring for an aging loved one is no easy task, and you need to find ways to preserve your physical, mental, and emotional health. Here’s a look…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on January 6, 2021

Taking supplements can provide significant benefits for seniors, including effective weight management, good mental health, and robust immune system function. However, seniors need to know what supplements to avoid, especially if they’re currently taking medications. Speaking to your aging parent’s primary care physician can prevent your loved one from taking…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on December 30, 2020

arkinson’s disease (PD) is a complex condition often characterized by a loss of motor control, involuntary tremors, muscle stiffness, and difficulty maintaining balance. One of the early signs of PD is difficulty reaching a recuperative level of sleep, known as the REM (rapid eye movement) stage. Disruptions within this phase…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on December 23, 2020

  Your senior loved one’s care plan should keep him or her healthy from head to toe. Home caregivers recognize the importance of taking this literally, since foot problems can impact seniors’ ability to take care of other aspects of their health. The feet are often one of the first…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on December 16, 2020

Everyone should have at least one hobby to fill up their free time, and seniors can especially benefit when they choose to get creative. Participating in creative and stimulating activities provides seniors with a sense of purpose and can even boost their overall health. Here are some activities to help…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on December 9, 2020

Having access to important information is the key to helping seniors stay knowledgeable as they age, but older adults sometimes face barriers to getting the information they need. Your elderly loved one might have difficulty reading a newspaper if he or she has impaired vision, or he or she might…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on November 25, 2020

Seniors are more susceptible to contracting pneumonia, a lung infection that can cause high fevers, chest pain, and breathing difficulties. Since this infection can lead to further complications and is especially dangerous for the elderly, taking measures to reduce your senior loved one’s risk is important. Make Sure Vaccinations Are…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on November 18, 2020

Feelings of accomplishment and value can increase longevity and lead to a better quality of life. Therefore, family caregivers need to find different ways to make their senior loved ones feel confident and appreciated. Continue reading for some tips that could boost your loved one’s self-esteem. Customize Activities Most seniors…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on November 11, 2020

Hiring a live-in caregiver is a great way to ensure your senior loved one receives consistent care during all hours of the day. Here are some tips to help you prepare the home before the caregiver’s arrival.  Provide Important Information All information that’s essential to providing excellent live-in care for…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on November 4, 2020

  Occupational therapy is a special type of therapy meant to help people learn the skills needed to perform daily tasks despite physical or mental limitations. This sort of therapy can be very helpful for seniors, allowing them to recover a sense of confidence and independence. There are several unique…