blog

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…

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…