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By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on July 31, 2020

Depression in seniors is easy to overlook, and some seniors may not even recognize the signs of depression when they experience it. Instead, they may say they lack energy or motivation to do things. Physical complaints that don’t have obvious causes are also common signs of depression in seniors. Knowing…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on July 17, 2020

People with dementia face serious challenges regarding socialization. Isolation prevention does more than just help your senior loved one stay happy. It also helps him or her maintain cognitive abilities for as long as possible. Making plans to spend time with your loved one and filling his or her days…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on June 26, 2020

According to the Census Bureau, adults 65 and older will make up about 20 percent of the population by 2030. While being within this age range does present an assortment of challenges, the later years of life can also be rewarding and fulfilling. In fact, there are some ways seniors…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on June 12, 2020

Healthcare providers strongly recommend that seniors remain socially active throughout their lives. Socializing has been shown to benefit an older adult’s emotional, mental, and physical health. As more aging adults become tech-savvy, the Internet provides a wealth of opportunities for communicating with friends and family. Online socialization additionally affords people…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on May 29, 2020

Many families today are choosing to help their loved ones age in place. However, caregiving duties can be overwhelming at times, and they could lead to caregiver burnout if a backup plan isn’t in place.  1. Solve Scheduling Conflicts Family members often rotate caregiving duties among themselves. While this method…

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

Family caregivers choose to live their lives trying to help their senior loved ones stay healthy. The best family caregivers are self-motivated, compassionate, and full of a desire to help others. While these personality traits help them go above and beyond in their duties, they’re still susceptible to having a…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on April 24, 2020

The level of care seniors need can often change as they age. While some seniors may be fine with just having caregivers stop by every day to help out around the house, others may not be safe when left home alone at night. Here are some common signs you may…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on April 10, 2020

It’s even more essential to be diligent about germ mitigation now that coronavirus is part of our daily lives. It’s equally important to take steps to protect yourself from germs if you regularly interact with an older loved one, since seniors are considered the top at-risk group for this new…

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

Parkinson’s disease has a profound effect on just about every part of the body. The eyes are complex organs that require precise muscle movements and communication between the nerves and the brain for proper vision. Parkinson’s-related changes in how the brain communicates with other body parts can also cause problems…

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

One of the most common side effects of the aging process is a decrease in mental faculties. While many adults remain sharp and quick-witted well into their senior years, most are going to experience at least some problems with their memory and reasoning skills. Luckily, these types of issues can…