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By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on November 7, 2019

It’s not uncommon for family caregivers to think they’ve got everything covered when providing some type of ongoing care for older loved ones. While this could very well be the case if your loved one only needs a helping hand now and then, you may realize the situation is much…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on October 31, 2019

Alzheimer’s symptoms can sometimes cause problems for families at mealtimes. While you know your senior loved one needs a proper diet to stay healthy, he or she may lack an interest in food. Your loved one may also be unable to tell you why he or she balks at mealtime….

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on October 24, 2019

A trip to the hospital is never enjoyable for seniors or their families. While it may be necessary for seniors to stay in a hospital for care during a health crisis, it’s always best to minimize visits whenever possible. Most readmissions are caused by preventable reasons that place seniors at…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on October 17, 2019

Diabetic stroke survivors need to make sure they consume a healthy diet. Making the right food choices can help seniors maintain healthy blood glucose levels while keeping their blood pressure from getting too high. Here are some of the healthiest foods for diabetic stroke survivors. Kale Kale is considered a…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on October 10, 2019

Respite care is meant to provide temporary relief for family caregivers who spend a lot of their time caring for older family members. These older individuals are often aging parents with unique care needs. From providing stress relief and more time with significant others and children to preventing caregiver burnout,…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on September 26, 2019

The neurodegenerative disease process known as Parkinson’s is commonly associated with involuntary muscle spasms, tremors, and rigidity. Research indicates that up to 25 percent of people newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s fall during the first year of living with the disorder. Research also explains that exercise increases the balance and coordination…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on September 19, 2019

A major problem in the senior community is repeated hospital readmissions, which frequently mean individuals are having difficulty healing properly following the initial stay in the hospital. Readmissions are often linked to a reduced quality of life. Fortunately, there are several strategies families can utilize to address the problem. If…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on September 12, 2019

Alzheimer’s affects every senior differently, but many experience behavioral problems at some point in the disease’s progression. To reduce the risk of combative behavior or prevent episodes from worsening, your family needs to develop a few key strategies. Below are some facts about the combative stage of Alzheimer’s and steps…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on September 5, 2019

When seniors with dementia feel flustered or overwhelmed, they might quickly become aggressive or belligerent, which is why family caregivers must spend some time familiarizing themselves with at least a few tactics they can use to manage combative and potentially violent behavior. Here’s a look at some simple tricks that…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on August 29, 2019

Many seniors with Parkinson’s can expect to live for a long time with the condition. Although everyone with Parkinson’s gradually moves through the different stages of the disease, most people can live comfortably at home for many years. Learning how to provide the best treatment for your loved one can…