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By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on April 21, 2021

Being a family caregiver, whether it’s something you do on a part-time or full-time basis, means you’ll likely have a lot on your plate at any given time. One way to ease your own burden and enhance your peace of mind and the quality of care you provide for a…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on April 7, 2021

Many seniors live with health conditions or mobility limitations that can make it difficult to get out of the home to exercise. However, it’s essential for aging adults to be active to prevent various diseases, maintain strong bones and muscles, and optimize overall health and wellbeing. Different types of exercises…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on March 17, 2021

The human body is made up almost entirely of water, but many seniors don’t get as much water as they need. Elderly people are at higher risk for dehydration because the body is less sensitive to thirst as it ages. It can be difficult to notice when a senior is…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on March 3, 2021

An estimated 5.5 million Americans over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease, which is a condition that affects connections in the brain. Though forgetfulness is often associated with the disease, Alzheimer’s has other signs and symptoms as well. If you believe your aging loved one may have Alzheimer’s disease…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on February 17, 2021

A power of attorney appoints an agent to make important decisions on your senior loved one’s behalf, depending on what’s covered in the agreement. Despite the importance of power of attorney, there are many misconceptions surrounding this document. Take a look at some of the most common myths regarding power…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on February 3, 2021

Diabetes is a growing concern among the senior population, and around 25 percent of Americans over the age of 65 currently have this condition. Even though the symptoms can be overwhelming, many seniors are able to stop the progression of diabetes or reverse it entirely with their dietary habits. Here…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on January 20, 2021

Painful feelings are a natural consequence of caregiving. When caregivers experience guilt, they shouldn’t react by dwelling on their feelings of shame or bottling up their emotions. Here are five tips for caregivers who want to manage their guilt in productive ways.  1. Face the Guilt Head-On Caregivers often neglect…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on January 6, 2021

Just because your aging loved one has been diagnosed with dementia doesn’t mean he or she can’t live a happy and fulfilling life. With proper care and a little bit of diligence, you might be able to minimize or delay some of the worst symptoms for years. Coming up with…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on December 23, 2020

It can be very frustrating when your elderly loved one meets attempts to care for him or her with resistance and even hostility. An older parent’s habitual refusal to take medication can seem like an impossible obstacle to overcome, but there are a few simple ways to calmly approach the…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on December 9, 2020

Reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s may seem like a daunting task if seniors believe the measures they take only have effects over time. However, it’s possible to do a few quick things throughout the day that have a more immediate impact on cognitive health. Here are a few steps your…