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By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on April 21, 2021

Sedentary lifestyles have been identified as contributing significantly to the rising rates of obesity and chronic illness in Americans of all ages. The dangers of being sedentary are even more significant for aging adults, who are already at higher risk for developing serious health conditions. After retiring, seniors often need…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on April 7, 2021

Forgetfulness can be exasperating for older adults, but most of the time, it’s simply a normal part of aging and shouldn’t be cause for alarm. However, if your senior loved one is experiencing severe memory lapses more frequently, it may be an early sign of a serious condition such as…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on March 17, 2021

In a perfect world, caregivers would never feel angry, resentful, or overworked. However, caregivers are only human, and negative emotions are inevitable. Don’t feel guilty about your negative emotions. Instead, find ways to address them. Here are six strategies for caregivers who want to overcome their anger.  1. Breathe When…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on March 3, 2021

Signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease vary widely among seniors. Some people with Parkinson’s are very high functioning, while others may be incapacitated. Here are some of the best treatments for Parkinson’s that may help seniors in all stages of the disease. Propranolol Essential tremor of the hands is common…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on February 17, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, eating the right types of food can lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. You can use the following information to help your senior loved one develop a diet plan to keep Alzheimer’s at bay. Understand the Importance of Omega-3 Fatty Acids While unhealthy fats should…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on February 3, 2021

Heart conditions are some of the most common causes of poor health among seniors, so it’s important for them to keep their hearts as strong as possible. In addition to regularly exercising and maintaining a healthy weight, seniors can also increase their heart health by eating certain foods. Include these…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on January 20, 2021

It’s common for family caregivers to focus solely on their senior loved ones’ health while pushing their own health to the side. Doing this could lead to serious health conditions, but there are steps they can take to maintain good physical and emotional health. If you’re providing care for an…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on January 1, 2021

  Caregivers play an important role in boosting the physical and mental health of seniors. However, it’s just as crucial to provide emotional support to aging adults so they can enjoy a higher quality of life. Here are six ways caregivers can boost their senior loved ones’ emotional health. 1….

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on December 23, 2020

Denial is a powerful psychological tool that’s sometimes used as a defense mechanism until a person can get used to a new health diagnosis. However, seniors who are in denial about dementia diagnoses place their safety and health at risk. If you provide care for a senior loved one, it’s…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on December 9, 2020

The pain and stiffness caused by arthritis can make it difficult to perform even the most basic tasks. Many seniors use prescribed medications to manage their arthritis pain, but your elderly loved one may also want to try a few different methods for relieving pain naturally. Here is a list…