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By AH Pearland, 9:00 am on May 17, 2024

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 in 10 seniors with dementia will wander at some point. Wandering can be frightening for families providing care for elderly loved ones with dementia, but there are many ways to address and prevent this dangerous behavior. Here are some suggestions to keep your loved one safe.   Create a …

By AH Pearland, 9:00 am on April 26, 2024

Getting out of the home and engaging with others is vital to a senior’s health, but those living with Parkinson’s are at higher risk for isolation due to many of the symptoms associated with the disease. However, family caregivers need to promote socialization and keep their loved ones active. Learn about the potential social impacts …

By AH Pearland, 9:00 am on March 29, 2024

Smoking can lead to poor health and several life-threatening diseases. Although quitting is often difficult for older adults, especially those who have smoked for much of their lives, letting go of the bad habit could boost their cognitive health and make them less vulnerable to some cancers and heart disease. Below are some of the …

By AH Pearland, 9:00 am on March 20, 2024

Seniors are at high risk for kidney disease. To help your aging loved one prevent this condition, it’s important to shed some light on a health concern most seniors and caregivers don’t talk about.   Kidney Disease Explained The kidneys are the body’s filtration system. When a senior has kidney disease, the kidneys can no …

By AH Pearland, 9:00 am on March 19, 2024

The stroke rehabilitation process begins quickly after the medical team stabilizes the individual who experienced the stroke. During this time, the brain has a high plasticity level. Neurons are busy creating new pathways as healing takes place. The types of rehabilitation seniors need depends on the location of the stroke and the extent of the …

By AH Pearland, 9:00 am on March 18, 2024

Even with a condition like Alzheimer’s disease, it’s often possible for seniors to continue living at home. At the same time, it’s important to take appropriate precautions to create a safe home environment. If your aging loved one with Alzheimer’s is at the point where he or she tends to become agitated if changes are …

By AH Pearland, 9:00 am on March 15, 2024

Depression can affect people of all ages. When seniors are confronted with major lifestyle changes, illnesses, or the realities of aging, they may develop mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. Here are six ways caregivers can help seniors manage depression.   1. Spot the Signs As with most emotional health issues, the first step …

By AH Pearland, 9:00 am on March 7, 2024

If your aging loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you undoubtedly have many questions. From general information about the disease to how it will affect your parent’s physical and mental capabilities, it can be challenging to know which questions to ask or where to even start. Here are a few questions to ask …