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By AH Livingston, 9:00 am on March 21, 2024

While a cold typically lasts a few weeks, symptoms like nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, and a sore throat can be especially problematic for seniors. Caregivers for senior loved ones can prevent lengthy bouts with the common cold by turning to natural remedies to avoid adverse medication reactions like drowsiness and fatigue. Here are a few …

By AH Livingston, 9:00 am on March 20, 2024

Conflicts are normal for family caregivers, who are often thrust into a new role with very little experience tending to another person’s needs. Although it can be easy to throw your hands up in frustration, it’s reassuring to know it will get better. In the meantime, consider these potential conflicts now so you can create …

By AH Livingston, 9:00 am on March 19, 2024

The progression of Alzheimer’s disease causes changes in a senior’s short-term memory that can make it difficult to keep up with daily tasks. For this reason, Alzheimer’s caregivers often use routines to help seniors understand what will happen throughout their day. In addition to providing the consistency seniors with Alzheimer’s need to reduce anxiety, set …

By AH Livingston, 9:00 am on March 11, 2024

The Mediterranean diet encourages participants to eat plant-based foods, healthy fats, and fresh herbs and reduce red meat consumption. Proponents of the diet claim it’s helpful for alleviating issues caused by heart disease and diabetes, and it can also be useful for preventing dementia. Eating along the guidelines of the Mediterranean diet can lower dementia …

By AH Livingston, 9:00 am on March 6, 2024

The ideal number of calories a person should eat every day decreases with age, which means every calorie a senior consumes should be packed with important nutrients to keep the body running efficiently. Adding these superfoods to your senior loved one’s diet may make it easier to meet his or her nutritional needs.  Greek Yogurt …

By AH Livingston, 9:00 am on March 5, 2024

Hospital readmission rates are increasing among seniors in the United States. According to a recent study, 1 in 6 people on Medicare are back in the hospital within one month of being discharged. In some areas of the country, more than 17 percent of people are readmitted following surgery. If you’re a family caregiver, there …

By AH Livingston, 9:00 am on February 26, 2024

Many seniors think they don’t need to exercise in old age. However, exercise isn’t just useful for seniors who want to bike for miles or compete in weightlifting competitions. Regularly exercising has plenty of benefits that can enhance overall quality of life. Seniors who exercise can enjoy these great advantages. Lowers Blood Pressure Exercising strengthens …