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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…

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

The amount of time you put into caring for a senior parent, the financial contributions you make, and the reduced attention you pay to your own needs could become a burden and lead to negative emotions like regret and anger. As a family caregiver, you need to find ways to…

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

A diabetes diagnosis is often a wakeup call that lets someone know it’s time to focus more on achieving better health. Getting more exercise is likely to be part of your senior loved one’s treatment plan, but there are a few challenges seniors can encounter when they have diabetes. Engaging…

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

Being a family caregiver can be a wonderful experience, but it also comes with quite a few challenges. Excess stress related to caregiving can lead to poor health and, eventually, caregiver burnout. Here are some ways to determine if caregiver burnout may be sneaking up on you. Your Energy Levels…

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

While genetic predisposition and family history of stroke cannot be modified, there are certain things that can be altered to reduce stroke risk. Making healthy lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on the risk of strokes. Here are some of the risk factors older adults can control to reduce…

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

The average life span continues to increase thanks to medical innovations and a better understanding of how the human body works. Maintaining habits that promote longevity allows seniors to remain active and enhance their quality of life. Use these tips to help your senior loved one live a long and…

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

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and research has revealed that nearly 5.5 million Americans have this progressive neurological disorder. Even though doctors haven’t come up with a permanent cure for Alzheimer’s, they’ve been able to identify some of the leading risk factors. In many cases, older adults…