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By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on April 22, 2021

Getting a driver’s licence is one of those rites of passage a person never forgets. However, the other side of this big leap toward independence is that many people will one day have to hand over their keys. Seniors often develop health issues that make it unsafe for them to…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on April 8, 2021

The activities of daily living (ADLs) are the basic tasks we perform every day to maintain healthy, happy lives. ADLs involve the skills necessary to meet our physical needs in six essential areas: dressing, bathing, eating, continence, toileting, and mobility. At some point in their senior years, it may become…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on March 18, 2021

As people age, they often experience a decrease in appetite. If this situation prevents seniors from getting their daily requirement of vitamins and minerals, it could lead to serious health conditions. Here are five reasons seniors avoid eating.  1. Dehydration When seniors don’t drink enough water, their appetite may be…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on March 4, 2021

A daily care guide can ease your family’s caregiving challenges, and it could make living with Alzheimer’s disease easier for your senior parent. A proper care plan can reduce the chaos in your life and make activities more enjoyable for your loved one. Here are some tips for creating an…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on February 18, 2021

Many aging adults spend the last few years of their working lives waiting for retirement. When they’re finally faced with the realities of retirement, from setting their own schedules to filling their days, seniors are often not sure what to do with their free time. Here are five ways to…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on February 4, 2021

It’s easy to develop bad habits, but as adults age and experience cognitive decline and changes in physical health, unhealthy options could disrupt their daily lives. Therefore, seniors need to make good lifestyle choices that boost their wellbeing, increase longevity, and prolong independence. Continue reading to learn what bad habits…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on January 21, 2021

If you can make your loved one’s family caregiver feel better, you should try. Remember he or she is sacrificing a lot to care for your loved one and deserves to feel appreciated. Take a look at some of the nice things you can do for a family caregiver, potentially…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on January 7, 2021

  According to statistics from the National Federation of the Blind, almost three million people over the age of 65 have some form of visual disability, which equates to approximately one out of every three seniors. Understanding the following causes of blindness can help you provide better care for your…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on December 24, 2020

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that has been linked to genetic causes and triggers that affect the immune system. Although psoriasis is usually identified early in a person’s life, many people over the age of 50 receive this diagnosis for the first time due to changes in their health….

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on December 10, 2020

As people age, their risk of developing cancer may increase. Though cancer isn’t always preventable, seniors and those who care for them can stay educated on ways to reduce the odds. Here are a few tips you and your elderly loved one should keep in mind. 1. Stay Protected from…