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By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on September 22, 2021

Reading is an excellent activity for seniors, in part because almost anyone can do it. Older adults who have limited mobility can read in almost any location, and even those with vision impairment can listen to audiobooks. As it turns out, reading during the senior years offers several benefits. Here…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on September 8, 2021

Antioxidants are minerals, vitamins, and proteins that play a role in chemical reactions that protect the body against damage. Selenium, vitamins A, C, and E, beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene are all examples of antioxidants, and they’re found in abundance in produce, nuts, and whole grains. Antioxidants offer the following benefits…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on August 18, 2021

Elderly people are at risk for developing muscle loss as a result of medical conditions, sedentary lifestyles, and medication side effects. Muscle loss can cause pain and mobility issues and raise the risk of falls. Fortunately, there are some things you can do for your aging parent to reverse muscle…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on August 4, 2021

Seniors with dementia often exhibit many challenging behaviors. Even though there’s currently no cure for dementia, having an empathetic and well-informed caregiver can make life easier for a senior who is living with this cognitive disorder. Here’s a look at a few dos and don’ts that can help you address…

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

If you’re looking for a great nutritional guide for your senior parent with Alzheimer’s, start with the MIND diet, which was developed by nutritional epidemiologist Martha Clare Morris from Rush University Medical Center. The MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet is a combination of the Mediterranean diet and the…

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

Providing care for an older loved one presents a unique set of challenges. The additional responsibility may at times seem overwhelming. However, by using a few tips and tricks along the way, caregivers can make their duties and the lives of their loved ones a little easier. Use Alarms Mobile…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on June 23, 2021

There will come a time in every senior’s life when it’s necessary to make the transition from driver to passenger. Whether due to failing eyesight or a change in mobility, it’s important that the transition from being able to drive to needing to be driven is handled sensitively and compassionately…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on June 9, 2021

It’s not uncommon for housebound seniors to experience boredom or even depression, especially if they once had active lifestyles. Here are some fun and creative ideas to keep your senior loved one’s brain and body active when he or she is unable to leave home. 1. Maintain an Indoor Garden…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on May 19, 2021

A large number of stroke survivors develop memory issues that affect the recovery process and their daily lives. However, with high-quality care and stimulating activities such as brain games, your elderly parent can strengthen his or her memory after a stroke. Below you’ll find some fun memory-enhancing tasks and explanations…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on May 5, 2021

Alzheimer’s caregivers often experience a wide range of emotions, including guilt, when caring for senior loved ones living with the disease. If you’re an Alzheimer’s caregiver, realize that what you’re feeling is perfectly normal. Finding support can be key to managing your emotions. Understand that you need to take care…