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

Caregiver burnout is quite common among family caregivers who try to be perfectionists. The need to be perfect may cause caregivers to overprepare and experience delays. Take a closer look at some of the reasons perfectionism can lead to caregiver burnout.  Promotes Impatience Perfectionists want fast results on issues that…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 25, 2020

The National Institute on Aging advises older adults to engage in some type of moderately strenuous activity on a regular basis to maintain optimal health. Some seniors are reluctant to participate in traditional exercise programs. However, many older adults have become fans of Zumba, which involves dancing to various types…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 11, 2020

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art often referred to as meditation in motion. When practiced as a form of fitness, tai chi emphasizes slow movements, breathing exercises, and mindfulness. This low-impact exercise is beneficial for people of all fitness levels, and it’s especially effective for seniors looking to…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 27, 2020

If you’re a family caregiver for an elderly loved one, it’s important to be familiar with the potential risk factors for conditions that can affect seniors, such as Alzheimer’s disease. While the causes of Alzheimer’s are unknown, research suggests a correlation between certain lifestyle factors and the development of the…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 13, 2020

Living at home brings seniors a great deal of joy. Many older adults are choosing to age in place, and some need a helping hand to continue living at home safely and comfortably. Luckily, there is professional home care seniors can rely on. In-home care gives aging adults the ability…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 30, 2020

A healthy, balanced diet is a key component of promoting a longer, healthier lifestyle with age. A nutritious diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains gives the body the essential vitamins, minerals, and protein it needs to fight off diseases and help seniors age gracefully while increasing longevity…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 16, 2020

Even if dementia or other cognitive conditions aren’t part of the equation, older adults and their caregivers are often concerned about memory-related issues. Although some memory loss is inevitable with age, there are ways to slow it down. Fortunately, there are fun, easy ways seniors can boost their memory. Keep…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 15, 2020

Even if dementia or other cognitive conditions aren’t part of the equation, older adults and their caregivers are often concerned about memory-related issues. Although some memory loss is inevitable with age, there are ways to slow it down. Fortunately, there are fun, easy ways seniors can boost their memory. Keep…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on September 11, 2020

While caring for an elderly loved one comes with many challenges and the potential for a great deal of stress, it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. As a caregiver, you perform one of the most challenging and important jobs, but the help you…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on August 28, 2020

Seniors can do their part to reduce the risk of developing diabetes by exercising and eating a reasonable diet. As a caregiver, you can further enhance your aging loved one’s health by keeping an eye out for these five signs of type 2 diabetes. 1. Frequent Urination Many older adults…