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By Darlene Ortiz, 9:00 am on February 5, 2020

While many seniors sail through their golden years without many challenges, others face various hardships. Aging adults can still enjoy their lives even when faced with challenges. However, the difficulties should be addressed as soon as they’re recognized. Here are some challenges your senior loved one may face and what…

By Darlene Ortiz, 9:00 am on January 22, 2020

Referring to discomfort that continues for 3-6 months or more or pain that intermittently comes back, chronic pain is a part of life for many adults 65 and older. It’s not always possible to completely eliminate chronic pain. That being said, there are some ways older adults can effectively manage…

By Darlene Ortiz, 9:00 am on January 8, 2020

With age, the body begins to experience sudden changes, such as physical and cognitive problems. The aging process is unpreventable, but there are steps seniors can take to slow it down. Continue reading to learn some of the usual signs of aging and what your senior loved one can do…

By Darlene Ortiz, 9:00 am on December 18, 2019

Being diagnosed with dementia can make daily life challenging for older adults, putting their safety at risk when they’re left alone. Family caregivers need to ensure someone is always available to monitor their elderly parents. If that isn’t always possible, families should consider using home care services. Continue reading to…

By Darlene Ortiz, 9:00 am on October 9, 2019

Memory loss is one of the most common symptoms associated with dementia, and over time, it can worsen for seniors, making daily life more challenging. There are tasks and projects seniors can take up to boost their memory and strengthen other intellectual functions. Here are several purposeful activities that provide…

By Darlene Ortiz, 9:00 am on September 18, 2019

Damage to the brain caused by dementia could lead to combative behavior in older adults. Being physically or verbally attacked by an aging parent may cause you to want to fight back, but you must resist these feelings and remain calm to prevent the situation from escalating. Here are some…

By Darlene Ortiz, 9:00 am on September 4, 2019

Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder with multiple stages, and each stage has its own unique challenges. While every senior with Alzheimer’s exhibits slightly different symptoms, most go through a combative stage in which they’re constantly hostile. While the aggressiveness might seem overwhelming, there are a few steps family caregivers…

By Darlene Ortiz, 9:00 am on August 21, 2019

The senior population has long been at higher risk for hospital readmissions due to the health issues that occur with age. Today, hospitals frequently publish their readmission rates in the interest of providing transparency that motivates medical professionals to keep them low. You can also reduce the rates by focusing…

By Darlene Ortiz, 9:00 am on August 7, 2019

Parkinson’s disease may develop in older adults at various points in life. The way the disorder affects seniors is as different as the individuals themselves. However, Parkinson’s symptoms do progress, which necessitates the assistance of a caregiver at some point. Having a guide for reference provides a little enlightenment as…

By Darlene Ortiz, 9:00 am on July 31, 2019

Scientists have been searching for a way to effectively treat Alzheimer’s, and they may have made a breakthrough discovery in yerba santa, a plant that contains a chemical called sterubin, which has neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties. The Lakewood Alzheimer’s care professionals at Home Care Assistance want to share an infographic…