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By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on June 22, 2022

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints, which occurs when the immune system targets the body’s healthy tissues by mistake and attacks them. If you think your senior loved one has developed this form of arthritis, here are a few symptoms to look for…

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

If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, getting together with a large family group can be difficult to manage, even if your loved one is looking forward to the event. However, taking a few preparatory measures can increase your loved one’s safety in such an environment. Here…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on May 18, 2022

Keeping seniors entertained can make life more meaningful. Although seniors have often cultivated many passions in life, they may have difficulty finding ways to stay busy during the day. Seniors who experience new health challenges may also need to find sources of entertainment that fit their abilities. These strategies make…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on May 4, 2022

As people age, it’s not unusual for them to experience mild absentmindedness or forgetfulness. These symptoms aren’t the same as Alzheimer’s. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s are more extensive and become progressively worse over time. By learning more about common symptoms associated with the disorder, families are more likely to detect…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on April 20, 2022

Having friends you can count on is important during all stages of life, but these close friendships are even more crucial for seniors because they offer a wide range of health benefits. Here are a few of those advantages.  Increases Life Expectancy Maintaining close friendships can add years to your loved…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on April 6, 2022

Family caregivers and the duties they perform should be celebrated. Their acts are selfless and can make a world of difference in the lives of their senior loved ones. Here are just a few of the reasons the work of family caregivers should be appreciated.  1. They Perform a Duty…

By Cherie Coe, 9:30 am on March 23, 2022

While professional in-home caregivers cannot diagnose or treat your senior loved one’s medical conditions, they can be a godsend in many ways. If you have a loved one who needs at-home care, make sure to discuss the many benefits with him or her.  1. Higher Quality of Life Most seniors…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on March 9, 2022

Modern medicine has come a long way toward helping seniors enjoy feeling younger for a longer time. However, there are some signs of aging science is still unable to stop completely. These six normal signs of aging in seniors are all more likely to occur as your loved one gets…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on February 16, 2022

New research has shown the human nose is capable of detecting one trillion odors, but there are relatively few people who can detect subtle changes in body odor. One of these “super smellers” is a Scottish woman named Joy Milne. Her observation that people with Parkinson’s have a distinct smell…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on February 2, 2022

According to the Administration on Aging, 92 percent of adults older than age 65 have at least one chronic condition, and 77 percent have at least two. With the medications needed to control these issues, it’s important to make sure your elderly loved one is taking his or her prescriptions…