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By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on June 17, 2021

If your senior loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, staying connected with friends and family may become increasingly challenging for him or her. As the disease progresses, you’ll likely have to adapt your communication style based on your loved one’s “new normal.” Here are a few things to keep in mind. …

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on June 10, 2021

The amazing number of people in Okinawa, Japan, who live to be 100 or older inspired researchers to learn the secrets of the region’s residents. The Okinawa Centenarian Study began in 1975. Over the years, scientists had the opportunity to study more than 900 seniors, and the researchers discovered some…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on June 3, 2021

Pain is either chronic (long-term) or acute (short-term). For seniors, each form of pain can have a direct impact on their immediate and overall quality of life. For caregivers, knowing which levels of pain their older loved ones are experiencing can help with addressing their discomfort. Understanding the differences between…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 27, 2021

Aging in place is the choice of most seniors because it provides them with familiarity and boosts their quality of life. To increase your aging loved one’s safety, it’s necessary to develop a care plan that includes home improvements. Below are some of the hidden safety risks in a senior’s…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 20, 2021

Providing care for an aging loved one comes with many responsibilities. While some of these are enjoyable, such as sharing mealtimes, others can be a little more challenging. If bathing has become a difficult topic in your family, here are some strategies to get your senior relative comfortable with his…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 13, 2021

Socialization, physical activities, and daily hygiene can be difficult for seniors with degenerative neurological disorders, requiring them to rely on family caregivers more. What seems like a simple task could be challenging due to aggression, fear, and other symptoms associated with dementia. Continue reading to find oral hygiene tips you…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 6, 2021

Seniors who remain active can stave off age-related health issues and increase their ability to perform daily activities. Exercising can boost the mental, emotional, and physical health of aging adults on a long-term basis. Here are some of the reasons exercise is important in the golden years. 1. Reduces the…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on April 29, 2021

Seniors have been battling isolation since long before the pandemic, and helping seniors stay social is even more important now that social distancing has become a concern. Older adults still have so much to give in their relationships that there’s no need for them to feel isolated. These six strategies…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on April 22, 2021

Nutritious foods and positive eating habits are essential for good mental, physical, and emotional health in older adults. Consuming unhealthy foods could speed up cognitive decline, which is why seniors need to find easy ways to consume proper nutrients. Below are some tips elderly people can use to follow a…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on April 15, 2021

Your senior parent might have been the person who taught you how to drive, and it may feel strange to suddenly be concerned about his or her driving ability. The prospect of bringing up your loved one’s unsafe driving might cause you to cringe, but there also comes a point…