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

People are living much longer, thanks to better medical care, scientific innovation, and advances in the pharmaceutical industry. While people may be living longer, some seniors aren’t enjoying their golden years to the fullest. Fortunately, there are secrets and tips for remaining healthy and happy while aging.  Positive Attitude Seniors…

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

Being a family caregiver for a senior loved one can have a big impact on your life. Although caregiving allows you to ensure your loved one is taken care of, it may also increase the amount of stress you’re under. It’s important to take steps toward maintaining a positive outlook,…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on June 17, 2021

Caring for an aging loved one can be a rewarding experience, but without the proper support and assistance, caregiving can also burn an individual out. Caregivers must assume a wide range of responsibilities, which can leave them overwhelmed and subject to fatigue, sadness, and even depression. It’s much easier to…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on June 3, 2021

After a senior loved one has had a stroke, there may be countless thoughts that cross your mind while waiting to see how he or she has been affected and what recovery steps will be necessary. The most important thing to remember is that every stroke survivor is different, so…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on May 20, 2021

Hallucinations are a symptom your aging loved one may develop as dementia progresses. Although it may be upsetting to see your loved one experience something that isn’t real, hallucinations are usually manageable. Now that your loved one is moving to the next stage of dementia, you can use these strategies…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on May 6, 2021

Because of the demands of being a family caregiver, some extra support and encouragement from other family members and friends is often appreciated. However, some of the things you say in casual conversation may be inappropriate, and sometimes, certain things are simply best left unsaid, which is what we’re going…

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…