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By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on March 4, 2020

Waiting until you have to make time-sensitive decisions is never a good idea, which is why you need to speak with your senior loved one early on about long-term health-related decisions. Sit down with your parent while he or she is mentally, physically, and emotionally competent, even if the topics…

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

Your senior loved one’s sudden temper tantrum may leave you reeling from stress. As a family caregiver, you may sometimes feel as though you didn’t sign up for yelling or physical aggression. Anger may be especially troubling when your loved one was never like this before receiving a dementia diagnosis….

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

The new year always brings fresh changes that help seniors look to the future with hope. Yet, 2020 still brings some of the same challenges seniors have faced in the past along with a few new ones every family should be thinking about. These are the most common challenges seniors…

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

Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons for immobility. The perception of pain varies among people, and if your senior loved one has a mood disorder or cognitive problems, he or she may perceive pain differently than someone who doesn’t have these issues. Here are some ways to…

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

People change throughout their lives, and it’s well known that getting older generates some major changes in how a person feels and acts. Being prepared for the normal signs of aging helps seniors protect their overall health. Knowing what’s normal also provides a baseline to use to figure out when…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on December 25, 2019

Picnics are a great way for seniors to socialize, get some sun, and play games that can keep them mentally and physically stimulated. The Castle Rock senior care experts at Home Care Assistance want to share an infographic detailing the perfect games for seniors to play at a picnic. If…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on December 18, 2019

The choice to leave their aging loved ones with dementia alone is difficult for many family caregivers because of the negative impact dementia has on memory, critical thinking skills, and motor functions. There may be times when you need to step away to handle professional and personal situations, but leaving…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on December 4, 2019

Older adults often live on a fixed income supported by social security, retirement benefits, pension payouts, and similar sources. Based on an analysis of more than 100,000 complaints received from adults 62 and older, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has come up with a list of financial issues that typically…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on November 20, 2019

When it comes to Parkinson’s, it’s imperative to focus on your senior loved one’s cognitive health as well as his or her motor skills. Therefore, you should look for a variety of fun brain exercises that keep your loved one occupied and slow the progression of the disease. Below are…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on November 6, 2019

Finding activities to do with your senior loved one with Alzheimer’s may be as simple as turning on the radio. Music has many benefits for people with Alzheimer’s disease that can help them enjoy a higher quality of life. These six benefits of music for seniors with Alzheimer’s will have…