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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 reading to discover some entertaining things you can encourage your senior loved one to do to enhance his or her cognitive skills and memory-related capabilities. 1. Use Rosemary A 2013 UK study demonstrated the power of rosemary to boost memory and alertness. The study, conducted at Northumbria University, showed inhaling rosemary boosts long-term memory by 60 to 75 percent. Researchers advise inhaling rosemary can help people remember tasks such as taking…

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…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on August 14, 2020

Emergency planning is an important part of being a caregiver. Disasters can happen with little warning, but with preparation, you can keep your aging loved one safe. Use these tips to help you handle unexpected emergencies. Contacts & Care Planning During an emergency, you may not be able to use…

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…