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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…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on October 23, 2019

In addition to making your life much less stressful, in-home respite care could also be very beneficial for your aging parent. Even if you’d like to be the primary caregiver for your parent, there will most likely come a time when you need to consider a little professional assistance. Here’s…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on October 9, 2019

It’s commonly known that dementia affects a senior’s memory. However, family members are encouraged to engage their older loved ones in activities that trigger memory centers in the brain. By exercising the brain, your loved one can slow the progress of his or her cognitive impairment. 1. Baking Many families…

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

Dementia changes the way the brain works, and these changes could lead to aggressive behavior. As a family caregiver, you should remember that your senior loved one’s actions and negative thoughts aren’t his or her fault and look for ways to manage the combative behavior. Continue reading to learn some…

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

The combative stage is one of the most challenging times for caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s. While your senior loved one’s journey might have had a few difficult moments along the way, it’s toward the later stages when you can expect to notice things such as aggression and…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on August 21, 2019

Statistics indicate up to 30 percent of older adults are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days after an initial discharge. The likelihood of having to return to the hospital increases for those over the age of 75. There are a number of ways family members can reduce the chance…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on August 7, 2019

In the past few decades, there have been a lot of innovative techniques developed for treating Parkinson’s disease. This degenerative nervous system disorder used to completely impair function within a few years, but now seniors can expect to live long and fulfilling lives after being diagnosed with the disease. Having…