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By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 31, 2021

Changes in mobility are a common part of aging, and many older adults will find themselves needing additional support to safely navigate their homes and enjoy leisure activities. The following are some of the most common canes that may be recommended by your senior loved one’s doctor. Types of Canes…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 17, 2021

While physical exercise is absolutely essential for seniors, mental exercise is just as important. Mentally focused exercises can reduce the risk of accelerating age-related changes that tend to affect aging brains. According to one estimate, it may be possible to gain nearly 15 extra years of “cognitive youth” with regular…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 26, 2021

Family caregivers spend much of their time taking care of their elderly loved ones’ needs. Though they rarely expect it, appreciation for their efforts may brighten their days and keep them motivated to continue providing high-quality care to their loved ones. 1. Share a Story Throughout the course of a…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 12, 2021

Though it’s always important to focus on heart health, it becomes even more crucial in the senior years. For instance, the American Heart Association estimates 42.2 million adults over the age of 60 have some form of cardiovascular disease. Family caregivers should encourage their senior loved ones to maintain healthy…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 29, 2021

Eczema is a common skin condition many seniors must contend with every day. Whether your aging loved one has had eczema since childhood or just developed the condition, you can use these tips to treat his or her skin and prevent complications. 1. Identify the Type of Eczema There are…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 15, 2021

For centuries, people of all ages have enjoyed corresponding with other people. Socialization is especially good for seniors. Older adults can handwrite letters or keep in touch via email. Here are a few benefits of having a pen pal in the golden years.  1. Reduces Isolation Seniors who don’t have…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on September 24, 2021

Family caregivers often spend so much time caring for their senior loved ones that they neglect to care for themselves. If they don’t perform regular self-care, caregivers can become depressed, fatigued, irritable, or burned out. To stay emotionally, physically, and mentally healthy as a caregiver, try these six self-care strategies. …

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on September 10, 2021

Dementia is a complex condition with numerous causes and risk factors. While it’s impossible for seniors to do anything about their age or family histories, they can significantly reduce their risk of dementia by focusing on controllable factors. The following are some essential components of a brain-healthy lifestyle. The more…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on August 27, 2021

Older adults commonly experience changes in general health, social activity, and family roles, which may affect their self-esteem. Losing spouses or friends may leave seniors feeling more vulnerable and alone. They may no longer feel needed or wanted. However, there are many strategies that can bolster an older adult’s self-worth….