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By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 13, 2019

Caring for an aging loved one can take a toll on both your physical and mental health, and you need to take steps to keep yourself strong and healthy while maintaining a positive attitude. Here are some strategies to help you stay healthy while you manage the challenges of caregiving….

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 29, 2019

Dementia is characterized by progressive symptoms—such as memory loss, disorientation, and aggression—that can make caregiving difficult. Learning about the issues that can arise for family caregivers can help you develop strategies to combat those problems without compromising your senior loved one’s health and safety. Below are some tips to use…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 15, 2019

Alzheimer’s disease can take a devastating toll on older people diagnosed with the disease as well as their caregivers. The exact causes of Alzheimer’s haven’t been identified, but there are many possible reasons for the development of this brain disease. Here are some potential causes linked to the development of…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 25, 2019

Visual-spatial skills are necessary for processing information when solving problems and completing routine tasks. Visual-spatial processing enables individuals to make judgments in many situations. For example, when reading a map, a person must be able to navigate from a starting point based on the information provided on the map. Once…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 11, 2019

Parkinson’s is a progressive disease that’s more commonly diagnosed in individuals over the age of 60. Family caregivers need to encourage their senior loved ones to lead healthy lifestyles to lower the risk of the neurodegenerative disorder. Below are some of the top causes of Parkinson’s in older adults and…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on September 27, 2019

A large percentage of adults experience some memory loss in their senior years due to normal aging and conditions like dementia. However, memory impairment doesn’t prevent them from participating in stimulating activities. Working on fun tasks can make managing age-related difficulties less stressful for seniors and their caregivers. Below are…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on September 13, 2019

You should never step into the caregiver role without a plan that allows you to maintain your identity and protect your senior loved one’s wellbeing. Respite care is an excellent option to use when you’re trying to find balance and ensure your loved one receives high-quality care. Continue reading to…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on August 30, 2019

Caring for a parent with dementia can mean helping with many challenges, such as disorientation and memory loss. These challenges can also be stressful for family caregivers, increasing the risk of burnout. However, the strategies mentioned below can make daily tasks less stressful and enhance daily life for seniors and…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on August 16, 2019

Brain games help seniors with Parkinson’s learn new skills and language in addition to exercising their memory and reasoning abilities. As a result, they can reduce many of the cognitive problems associated with the disorder and enhance their overall wellbeing. Here are some brain games your senior loved one can…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on July 26, 2019

After an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, it’s common to be surprised by the realization that there’s more than one type of memory. Different parts of the brain govern the abilities to recall certain types of information and complete various tasks. Learning about how there’s more to memory than simply being categorized as…