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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….

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on August 13, 2021

Seniors living with cognitive decline, whether it’s related to dementia or not, may begin to get lost on a fairly regular basis. Getting “lost” may involve having difficulty driving to and from familiar locations or losing track of dates and times. Situations like these can certainly be reasons for family…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on July 30, 2021

Sight is just one of many things that can change with age. It’s the years between age 60 and 70 that are especially important when it comes to taking steps to maintain senior eye health. Fortunately, sight can often be maintained by paying attention to dietary and lifestyle choices.  1….

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on July 16, 2021

Unlike regular strokes, silent strokes may last for just a few minutes and cause no recognizable symptoms. However, memory problems are one of the most common symptoms of a silent stroke, but they’re difficult to recognize and can lead to permanent damage.  Seniors who have had strokes often need help…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on June 25, 2021

Though doctors do their best, family caregivers should know physicians occasionally misdiagnose certain medical conditions. If your senior loved one has one of these conditions, he or she has a higher risk of being improperly diagnosed by a doctor.  Heart Attacks Heart attacks aren’t always characterized by crushing chest pain,…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on June 11, 2021

When a senior develops early symptoms of dementia, family members often become concerned about whether he or she should continue driving. However, telling your aging loved one to stop driving can easily lead to conflict. One way to avoid arguments and minimize tension is to schedule an assessment to get…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on June 7, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted us here in Colorado Springs in so many ways, including changes to the job market. Many of us have worked from home. We’ve juggled caring for our kids, we’ve helped with remote schools, and we’ve provided care for our elderly parents. For many, the result…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on May 28, 2021

Visiting a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s can be emotionally rewarding but also frustrating and scary to some. Many people feel unsure how to act and speak with someone who has Alzheimer’s. These tips can make your visit more enjoyable and help you interact with your loved one in a…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on May 14, 2021

Strong leg muscles help older adults maintain their mobility so they can enjoy greater independence. Leg-strengthening exercises also prevent falls that can limit a senior’s abilities. These six activities provide stimulation to the leg muscles that can increase strength and flexibility. 1. Go for a Walk Seniors can easily tailor…