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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…

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

Parkinson’s disease involves changes that cause certain parts of the brain to stop producing dopamine. Over time, these changes can lead to symptoms that inhibit the ability to live a normal life. Muscle stiffness, tremors, and confusion are just a few symptoms seniors with Parkinson’s may experience over time. While…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on December 17, 2019

Dementia is a progressive disorder that prevents seniors from completing many daily tasks on their own, especially as the condition worsens. Over time, the disease also puts their safety at risk and increases the odds of behavioral problems. Continue reading to learn why you shouldn’t leave your senior loved one…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on December 3, 2019

Aging well can increase longevity for seniors and boost their mental, physical, and emotional health. As a result, they’re at a lower risk for falls, infections, and other issues that can disrupt their quality of life. Take a look at some healthy aging secrets your senior loved one can adopt….

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on November 19, 2019

A big misconception is that a senior living with Parkinson’s disease is confined to a bed, chair, or couch without the ability to move around. The truth is that exercise and social interaction are vital to the health of seniors with Parkinson’s because they can increase coordination, reduce freezing and…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on November 5, 2019

Singing songs, listening to music, and playing instruments can have positive effects on mental, physical, and emotional health and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. The sounds are often therapeutic and provide brain stimulation. Continue reading to learn about the advantages of music for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease. Triggers Memories Music…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on October 22, 2019

Hospital readmissions can cause new health issues for seniors and financial hardships for families. Most hospitals have programs in place to lower the risk for readmissions, but they still occur in large numbers. Here are some common factors that increase hospital readmission risk. 1. Multiple Prescription Medications Medication side effects…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on October 8, 2019

Although most seniors with Alzheimer’s aren’t required to follow special diets, there are foods they should avoid and nutrients they need to eat more frequently. Eating well-balanced meals and nutritious snacks can boost brain function, alleviate stress, reduce the risk of depression, and slow the progression of the disease. Here’s…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on September 17, 2019

A stroke can be a devastating event for a senior. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 795,000 people experience strokes annually. The type and severity of symptoms experienced depend on where the stroke occurs in the brain and the extent of the damage. Here are…

By Peter Holewinski, 9:00 am on September 3, 2019

Dementia affects more than memory. The condition can also impact behavior. Family caregivers should prepare for behavioral problems such as angry outbursts or physical displays of aggression. Below are some tips your family can use to manage a combative senior loved one with dementia. 1. Speak Calmly If you’re irrational…