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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…

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

Seniors can increase their intellectual wellness in a variety of ways, such as taking up hobbies and maintaining social connections. Mental wellness can boost your senior loved one’s cognitive health and allow him or her to learn new things. It also promotes creativity and boosts self-confidence. Continue reading to learn…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on February 21, 2020

It’s not uncommon for people to start being more sedentary in the senior years. However, being inactive can lead to several serious health issues, so older adults need to fit in plenty of physical activity each day. The following infographic explain a few of the most common issues with inactivity…

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

There are seven main activities of daily living that must be addressed when seniors age in place. Healthy older adults who are at the beginning of their senior years may need only a small amount of support to help them manage their daily activities. However, your elderly loved one may…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 pm on January 31, 2020

Your senior loved one’s physician may have talked to your parent on more than one occasion about the importance of exercise, but your loved one may still feel unmotivated to get up and work out. Although exercise routines may need to be modified to fit individual abilities, seniors still need…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 pm on January 17, 2020

According to the World Health Organization, nearly 15 percent of all seniors live with mental health disorders. When those types of disorders remain untreated, they can severely impact an individual’s physical health and overall quality of life. Here’s a quick glimpse at a few of the most common mental health…