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By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on May 8, 2020

Some degree of muscle loss is inevitable with aging, yet there comes a point where losing too much muscle mass can leave seniors vulnerable to health problems. If too much muscle is lost, seniors may not have the strength to manage their daily activities. Their quality of life may be…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on April 17, 2020

Caring for a senior parent with dementia requires patience, commitment, and compassion. There are certain actions and communication mistakes you should avoid in order to alleviate your parent’s stress and enhance his or her wellbeing. Take a look at some of the things you should never say to a senior…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on April 3, 2020

Coronavirus is defined by the CDC and other leading health organizations as a group of viruses associated with respiratory problems. However, many people associate this term with COVID-19, the current virus that’s causing widespread concern. While everyone is susceptible, this easily transmitted virus can be especially risky for older adults….

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on March 20, 2020

When your senior parent develops Alzheimer’s, it could lead to a variety of challenges for your family. Failing to have a good care plan and management strategies in place could increase your risk of depression, sleep deprivation, denial, and fear. Below you’ll find tips that can help Alzheimer’s caregivers relieve…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on March 6, 2020

Getting your aging parent to accept care could be difficult, and asking others to help with the care plan can be another challenge. Regardless, you need as much help as possible so you can have free time to practice self-care. Below are some tips you can use when dividing up…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on February 21, 2020

Eating well-balanced meals and snacks can strengthen memory, cognitive skills, and physical health, which are essential benefits that could slow the progression of dementia and boost your aging loved one’s quality of life. Below you’ll find foods older adults with dementia should avoid. 1. White Rice Eating white rice can…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on February 8, 2020

Statistics show the typical family caregiver is a female in her late 40s who is married, employed, and a mother. Juggling so many responsibilities can wear a person down, which is why family caregivers should take breaks. If you’re a caregiver, consider these reasons for taking some time away from…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on January 24, 2020

The issue of senior isolation continues to be a growing problem as the population of older adults who live alone increases. Although there’s much more awareness of the dangers of senior isolation than there has been in the past, there are still some seniors who fall through the cracks. These…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on January 10, 2020

Through years of study and experience, researchers, physicians, and caregivers have learned about the benefits seniors with Alzheimer’s experience when listening to music. Elderly individuals with Alzheimer’s can respond to music regardless of the extent of their cognitive impairment, and music has the potential to stimulate many different areas of…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on December 20, 2019

Mental and physical engagement are vital to the wellbeing of older adults. Therefore, family caregivers need to find fun and meaningful activities for their senior loved ones to do each day. Below are some games your loved one might enjoy and the benefits of each game. 1. Name That Song…