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By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on November 26, 2020

Though the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are over the age of 65, the condition doesn’t just affect seniors. An estimated five to six percent of all individuals with Alzheimer’s are younger than the age of 65. Those who have early-onset Alzheimer’s disease typically begin experiencing symptoms between 30 and…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on November 19, 2020

More than any other age group, seniors are especially prone to dehydration. With age, meeting hydration needs becomes more challenging because the body’s water volume naturally decreases. Water provides optimal hydration, but seniors often grow bored with its lack of flavor. Fortunately, you can flavor your aging loved one’s water…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on November 12, 2020

Older adults with strong self-esteem feel more secure in their daily lives and have more confidence when taking on tasks and handling emotional issues. When seniors feel great about themselves, it can also lead to positive relationships. Below you’ll find tips on boosting your senior loved one’s self-esteem. 1. Stay…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on November 5, 2020

Thinking about retiring and other issues associated with money can become downright stressful for aging adults. However, with a little bit of planning, forethought, and proper investing in the golden years, seniors can maintain financial security and a high quality of life without worry. Here are some valuable tips on…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on October 29, 2020

Watching your senior loved one get older often means noticing unusual symptoms that cause you to feel concerned. Forgetfulness isn’t always a major problem, but it can quickly lead to a serious incident if it gets worse. Seniors who have increasing instances of memory lapses may need help to keep…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on October 22, 2020

Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is a common heart condition among aging adults. It happens when the two upper chambers of the heart, called the atria, don’t beat in rhythm with the ventricles, or the lower two chambers of the heart. When this happens, the heart rate can become…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on October 15, 2020

Everyone needs a little help sometimes. Seniors often require assistance as they begin to face different challenges with their daily routines. Your aging loved one may show signs of facing certain challenges, begin to forget to take medication, or stop keeping the house as clean as he or she did…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on October 8, 2020

When seniors are experiencing personality and behavioral changes, the issues are often rooted in fear and uncertainty about what the future holds. Family members can help their aging loved ones manage these painful issues by offering compassion, understanding, and patience. When seniors resort to name-calling, insults, manipulation, and other negative…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on September 24, 2020

Seniors who reach a point where they cannot walk need more help than ever before. Your elderly loved one may encounter challenges with many of the activities of daily living. You can work through each of these steps to make sure your loved one has the help he or she…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on September 17, 2020

More than 6.8 million Americans who live at home use assistive devices to help with mobility. These devices include canes, walkers, wheelchairs, and mobility scooters. Though mobility scooters are perhaps the least used of these tools, they also require the least amount of effort and have proven to be helpful…