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By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on August 5, 2020

Every year, up to 25 percent of adults over the age of 65 experience falls. Losing their sense of balance remains one of the many reasons seniors become susceptible to falls. Various medical conditions contribute to balance issues, and many are treatable. 1. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) According to…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on July 22, 2020

No matter how much care seniors take of their bodies, getting older takes a toll on joints, bones, and muscles. These important body parts are responsible for helping seniors move around, so it’s perfectly normal to have some mobility loss with age. Understanding how age impacts the joints, muscles, and…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on July 8, 2020

Telehealth services can be an excellent way for seniors to speak to doctors while remaining comfortably at home. This new way of providing medical services allows doctors to examine individuals remotely and write necessary prescriptions. However, it can feel a little intimidating and confusing for seniors who aren’t proficient with…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on June 17, 2020

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a debilitating neurological disorder that could affect more than a million Americans by 2030, according to a Parkinson’s Foundation study. But it’s not always possible to prevent this progressive condition from developing because of the many factors involved. That being said, there are steps that can…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on June 3, 2020

Being diagnosed with dementia can spark a flurry of questions and concerns, especially if the person getting this news is your older parent. Fortunately, a doctor or appropriate specialist should be able to provide answers to any questions you or your parent may have. Below, you’ll find six things to…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on May 20, 2020

Every year, nearly 800,000 adults in the United States have strokes. The extent of physical impairment depends on the location and severity of the vascular accident. Once the person is stabilized, rehabilitation begins. Exercising for a minimum of 30 minutes a day two or three times a week can speed…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on May 6, 2020

Getting older can present a variety of challenges, including ones involving mobility, flexibility, strength, and personal safety. One way to address these issues if you’re caring for an older loved one is to offer assistance whenever possible. For times when you’re not able to do so, your loved one can…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on April 22, 2020

Seniors often experience changes in their appetites that require caregivers to make adjustments in order to persuade their older parents to eat. Although seniors tend to eat less as they get older, you should be concerned if your aging loved one suddenly refuses meals. Your loved one should be getting…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on April 8, 2020

The news about coronavirus changes daily, but one thing that’s certain is the need to make sensible lifestyle adjustments. However, actually implementing these changes can be challenging for anyone, especially seniors accustomed to set routines. Still, it’s important to take steps, such as the five mentioned below, to lower the…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on March 18, 2020

Taking on caregiver-related tasks without assistance from family and friends could be detrimental to your health. Therefore, you should develop strategies to delegate responsibilities. Below you’ll find tips that can help you get others involved in your senior parent’s care. 1. Split Tasks Equally To reduce the risk of caregiver…