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By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on June 2, 2020

According to Alzheimers.net, nearly every 70 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. Even if you knew a diagnosis of dementia was possibly coming, it can still be a shock for you and your senior loved one. Once a diagnosis has…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on May 19, 2020

Many older adults don’t realize how unhealthy it is to spend most of their time sitting or lying down. According to the World Health Organization, a sedentary lifestyle is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Here is a quick look at just a few of the health issues…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on May 5, 2020

Daily activities and crucial tasks can be challenging for seniors to take on due to common health problems like impaired vision, reduced motor skills, mild cognitive impairment, and anxiety. However, there are products family caregivers can purchase to make life easier and more convenient for their senior loved ones. Take…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on April 21, 2020

Food battles are something you might not have expected to happen in your life as a caregiver. While some seniors are just picky eaters, there may come a time when your aging loved one’s refusal to eat crosses the line and becomes a serious concern. There are many reasons your…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on April 7, 2020

Family caregivers have a new challenge that involves doing everything they can to protect their senior loved ones from coronavirus. Seniors are still currently viewed as having the highest risk of complications from the disease. While you may feel helpless in the face of this pandemic, you have the ability…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on March 17, 2020

If your senior loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, he or she has unique needs and safety concerns that must be addressed. Home safety issues can lead to your loved one becoming sick or injured. Evaluate your loved one’s home and keep him or her safer with the following tips. Lock…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on March 3, 2020

Being near your senior loved one makes it easier to spot abuse, but you still have options for checking on his or her wellbeing if you live far away. As a long-distance caregiver, you face a few challenges, but they can be easier to handle when you have a strong…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on February 18, 2020

Anger is a perplexing emotion for family caregivers to decipher when their senior loved ones with dementia lash out. Your loved one may suddenly begin to exhibit anger when you thought everything was fine or tend to be in a foul mood at a specific time of day. Understanding what…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on February 4, 2020

Entertaining your senior loved one may not seem like something that should be high on your list of priorities if you’re a family caregiver and accustomed to tending to more immediate daily living needs. However, keeping seniors engaged and entertained can be mentally and sometimes physically rewarding for them and…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on January 21, 2020

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…