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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…

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

Older adults often prefer to remain in their own homes despite their age. However, family caregivers may understandably become concerned about their senior loved ones’ wellbeing. Fortunately, there are many sensor devices that increase the likelihood of older adults staying safe. Here are four of the most common senior monitoring systems….

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…