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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…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on September 10, 2020

Caring for an aging loved one can be an opportunity to bond and build memories, but it could also cause tension in the relationship. Caregivers and seniors must find ways to interact peacefully without overstepping boundaries and acting in rude and disrespectful ways. Continue reading to find tips for providing…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on September 3, 2020

In the last decade, much research has emerged suggesting a link between dietary carbohydrates and cancer. More recently, a group of researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center discovered a connection between carbohydrates and the development of lung cancer. Family caregivers can use the following information to…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on August 27, 2020

Discussions about home care can sometimes feel as awkward as talks you had with your parent when you were a teen. Now that you’re an adult, your senior parent’s wellbeing has become your responsibility, but you also don’t want to step on your loved one’s toes by forcing assistance on…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on August 20, 2020

The more your elderly loved one smiles, the better his or her mood will be. Smiling can lower stress levels, prevent boredom and isolation, decrease the odds of developing heart disease, and stave off diabetes. Take a look at some of the ways you can make your loved one smile. …

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on August 13, 2020

Optimal balance is achieved through the unified efforts of several of our body’s systems. Among the most crucial ones are the ears, nerves, eyes, joints, and brain. When any of these systems are impaired, unsteadiness can result. Here are some medical conditions that threaten balance in seniors along with how…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on August 6, 2020

In the United States alone, more than 50 million people are providing care for loved ones with illnesses or disabilities. If you’re one of them and what you’re doing is helping a senior family member recover from a stroke, you’ll have several tasks on your to-do list. Here are six…

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

While there’s something to be said for only being as old as you feel, there are some inevitable changes that naturally occur with age. Some of them affect muscles, joints, and bones—all structures that play key roles in daily movements. Below are six ways aging impacts muscles, joints, and bones…

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

Many caregivers are unprepared for all the emotional challenges of caring for an aging parent. In addition to working long hours and shouldering heavy responsibilities, they often end up having to watch their senior loved ones’ health decrease. To be the best caregiver possible, you also need to address the…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on July 16, 2020

Because of current global health concerns, more older adults are exploring options with telehealth services. Also called telemedicine, telehealth refers to medical services provided remotely via a digital connection. If your senior loved one is new to this approach to healthcare, here’s what you can do to help him or…