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

After your senior loved one has received an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, it’s important to communicate with your parent’s physician to make sure everyone involved understands what to expect as the disease progresses. As your family adjusts to the news, these questions will help you and your loved one better understand the…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on October 7, 2020

Baby boomers are leading the growing trend toward aging in place, which enables seniors to live in their own homes rather than moving into nursing homes or assisted living facilities. According to AARP, 90 percent of older adults would prefer to live in their own homes as they age. The…

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

After a senior is diagnosed with dementia, family members often take on caregiving tasks and begin planning for the future. While many individuals are aware of the memory loss often associated with dementia, few recognize the later stages of the condition will bring on more complex challenges, such as an…

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

Music affects us emotionally and psychologically, and it has several health benefits. For instance, it can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and control anxiety. Studies show listening to music can also provide soothing, pain-relieving results for aging adults with arthritis. Whether your loved one enjoys popular songs or classical pieces,…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on August 19, 2020

As your senior loved one ages, Alzheimer’s disease may become a significant concern. There’s no certain way to prevent Alzheimer’s, but studies have shown some major lifestyle changes can keep it at bay or slow its progression. If your loved one is at risk, consider encouraging him or her to…

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…