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By Cherie Coe, 8:00 am on February 1, 2023

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a common condition among older adults. Experts estimate approximately 50 percent of seniors over the age of 65 live with hypertension. High blood pressure displays few symptoms, but it can lead to complications such as kidney disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Here…

By Cherie Coe, 8:00 am on January 18, 2023

Respite care is one of the most important services you should know about as a caregiver. You may have heard about this type of care from other caregivers, or you may be searching for a way to take a break. Either way, understanding what this type of care option entails…

By Cherie Coe, 8:00 am on January 4, 2023

Seniors with Parkinson’s disease experience fatigue caused by stiffness and tremors. In time, they may develop mobility issues. However, they need to remain as active as possible to prevent boredom and depression. There are many different hobbies seniors can engage in that may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.  1….

By Cherie Coe, 8:00 am on December 21, 2022

Between 2010 and 2012, nearly 50 percent of adults in the United States aged 65 or over were diagnosed with some form of arthritis. If your elderly loved one falls into this category, finding an effective treatment is crucial. Though results may vary, the methods listed below have all proven…

By Cherie Coe, 8:00 am on December 7, 2022

You may have discovered the first few weeks of providing Alzheimer’s care can be overwhelming. Not only are you experiencing a wide range of emotions, but your senior loved one may also be having difficulty adjusting to his or her diagnosis. Fortunately, there are several Alzheimer’s care tips that can…

By Cherie Coe, 8:00 am on November 23, 2022

Nobody wants to see an elderly loved one go back to the hospital, so it’s important for family members to understand the risk factors that tend to contribute to readmissions for older adults. Here’s a closer look at six of the more common reasons for readmission along with some tips…

By Cherie Coe, 8:00 am on November 9, 2022

Keeping senior stroke survivors actively engaged is vital. The stimulation could prevent a recurrent stroke and help seniors restore many of the skills they lost due to their brain attacks. Below are some cognitive exercises for senior stroke survivors and the benefits of each activity.  1. Chess Brain workouts are…

By Cherie Coe, 8:00 am on October 19, 2022

When you’re taking care of an elderly loved one, communication is key, and it’s important to have a strategy to establish effective communication between you and your loved one. Rather than going into the situation unprepared, knowing the best ways to communicate with your parent will be instrumental in ensuring…

By Cherie Coe, 8:00 am on October 5, 2022

If you’re caring for a senior loved one with lung disease, it’s important to understand the various types of lung ailments and the most common treatments for each one. Many lung ailments can be treated successfully, especially if treatment starts early. Encourage your loved one to see the doctor on…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on September 21, 2022

As people age, their eyesight often diminishes. Certain health conditions can cause blurred vision, double vision, diminished peripheral vision, and even total blindness. Here are five leading causes of blindness in the elderly and how you can help your aging loved one address these vision issues. 1. Glaucoma Glaucoma refers…