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By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on January 20, 2022

Attending to the needs of your beloved parents is something you always knew you would do should they need your assistance or fall ill. However, as much as you want to be the primary care provider for your senior loved one, accepting help from a reliable home care agency can…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on January 13, 2022

While there are always genetic and geographic abnormalities, women tend to outlive their male counterparts by five years, according to the current life expectancy averages of 76 years for men and 81 years for women. Curious as to why this gap exists? A closer look at male and female life…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on January 6, 2022

Older adults with dementia experience physical pain for the same reasons anyone else does. The difference is that decreasing brain function and abilities can make it difficult for them to clearly let family caregivers and other individuals who care for them know what’s going on. Today, we’re going to discuss…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on December 30, 2021

Caring for a senior loved one is difficult enough without underlying family problems. However, as an elderly parent begins to need more support from family members, conflict among adult siblings often increases, sometimes triggering long-dormant sibling rivalry. If differences are handled well, the experience of caregiving can bring relatives closer….

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on December 23, 2021

Deciding whether aging adults are able to live safely at home independently is one of the hardest choices for families, especially adult children, to make. Because your aging loved one’s health and level of abilities are critical to making determinations about his or her ability to live independently, keep reading…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on December 16, 2021

Does your aging loved one experience persistent insomnia? Perhaps you’ve tried several sleep-promoting measures, all to no avail. Are you considering medication but you’re unsure if it’s the right decision? Here’s what medical authorities say about whether sleeping pills are safe for seniors to use. How Prescription Drugs Add Up…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on December 9, 2021

Alzheimer’s is a progressive condition, and the symptoms generally worsen over time. The warning signs vary from senior to senior. However, only a medical professional can diagnose the disease. Continue reading to learn if seniors with Alzheimer’s are aware they have the condition, what the warning signs are, and what…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on November 25, 2021

Seniors should exercise on a regular basis to maintain good health. However, many family caregivers have difficulty motivating their loved ones to exercise. Here are a few things you can do to help your senior loved one conquer his or her fear of exercising. Address the Fear of Passing Out…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on November 18, 2021

Seniors have many options for choosing how to live out their lives. At first glance, living in a senior community or nursing home may seem appealing to those who would love a break from paying bills. However, aging in place and opting for home care may actually be more economically…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on November 11, 2021

The colors people use in their homes are a direct reflection of their tastes and personalities. They can also have a powerful influence on mood and emotions. For example, warm colors make a room feel lively and inviting, while cool colors are peaceful and calming. The following are five colors…