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By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on June 25, 2020

A number of infections are common in the senior population. As the immune systems of older adults are often compromised, illnesses in seniors have the potential to become more severe. As such, family members should ensure their elderly loved ones take the appropriate preventive measures to reduce the risk of…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on June 18, 2020

The retirement years can be the best time of a senior’s life, but they could also lead to isolation without proper plans in place. Therefore, you need to find ways to keep your aging loved one actively engaged. Continue reading to find out how your loved one can pass the…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on June 11, 2020

Seniors sometimes feel bored, which has the potential to contribute to depression, stress, agitation, anxiety, and even cognitive decline. However, doing certain activities can stave off boredom. Prevent boredom by keeping your aging loved one’s general interests and limitations in mind as you consider the activity suggestions mentioned below. Art-Based…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on June 4, 2020

Alzheimer’s disease remains the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. More than five million adults over the age of 65 live with the progressive cognitive disorder. Today, the disorder is well known, but it wasn’t recognized until the early 20th century. Discovery  In 1906, German physician Alois…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 28, 2020

For many seniors with Parkinson’s, tremors can be one of the most unpleasant symptoms. Though slight shaking might not seem like much of a nuisance at first, it can make a lot of daily activities surprisingly difficult. Fortunately, there are several treatments that focus on fixing this problem. Here are…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 21, 2020

Focusing on health can not only increase a senior’s life span, but it can also boost his or her quality of life. Sticking to healthy habits later in life can enhance a senior’s physical and mental health. During the golden years, it’s important to focus on maintaining these seven healthy…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 14, 2020

According to the American Stroke Association, just over 25 percent of stroke survivors will have a second stroke at some point. While the first stroke can be life-altering, a second stroke is often going to be much more severe and result in major health complications, which is just one of…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 7, 2020

Emotions are complex. Seniors often tend to seem as though they get calmer as they get older, but they can also be regulating their emotions so they aren’t always obvious. Some seniors experience heightened emotional reactions in response to the frequent changes in their lives. Exploring these six common emotional…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on April 30, 2020

Seniors with dementia may experience hallucinations as their symptoms progress. This can be difficult for caregivers to grapple with, but there are ways to soothe seniors who are having hallucinatory experiences. Ahead, learn more about the types of hallucinations experienced by people with dementia and the best ways for caregivers…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on April 23, 2020

Mental activity is just as important for health as physical activity. The right pastimes can help seniors stay sharp and reduce the risk of depression and anxiety. What are some good activities for seniors? Caregivers can use these tips to plan fun entertainment for their senior loved ones. Ask What…