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Tips for Addressing Appetite Loss in the Elderly

By AH Fremont, 9:00 am on January 10, 2024

Appetite loss in the elderly is a complex issue that can be caused by a variety of mental or physical issues. Seniors who don’t eat enough food tend to lose weight, which can put them at risk for serious health conditions. If your senior loved one isn’t eating often enough, take the following steps to …

How to Assist Seniors with Housekeeping Chores

By AH Fremont, 9:00 am on January 8, 2024

Keeping a home clean requires time, effort, and energy. For some seniors, routine housekeeping chores are a challenge. Here are a few ways caregivers can help their senior loved ones maintain a clean living environment.   Make a List  Keeping a to-do list of housekeeping tasks can be helpful for seniors and their caregivers. Walk …

6 Healthiest Diets for the Heart

By AH Fremont, 9:00 am on January 8, 2024

Following a heart-healthy diet can reduce a senior’s risk of a wide array of health complications, including coronary artery disease, heart attacks, arrhythmias, and high blood pressure. Many of the superfoods consumed in these diets can also strengthen the immune system and boost energy levels. Here’s a look at six of the best diets for …

How Strokes Can Cause Depression

By AH Fremont, 9:00 am on January 5, 2024

Depression following a stroke is a very common problem for seniors, but it often goes untreated. However, mental and emotional health is just as important as physical health, which is why post-stroke depression should be taken seriously. But do strokes directly cause depression? Read on to find out.    Inability to Perform ADLs About a …

4 Back Pain Management Tips for Older Adults

By AH Fremont, 9:00 am on January 2, 2024

For many seniors, back pain can become a chronic source of discomfort. If you’re a family caregiver whose elderly relative experiences back pain, there are some steps you can take to help him or her relieve some of that soreness. Read on for four strategies that may reduce senior back pain.   1. Rest Making …

Activities to Slow the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

By AH Fremont, 9:00 am on January 1, 2024

For seniors with Parkinson’s, certain lifestyle factors can slow the progression of the disease. Implementing a routine of exercises or activities that target particular Parkinson’s symptoms can be especially helpful for many seniors. The following activities may delay certain symptoms.    Walking Seniors with Parkinson’s are prone to falls because the disease is characterized by …

7 Must-Have Products for Elderly People

By AH Fremont, 9:00 am on December 22, 2023

Getting older can present a variety of challenges, including ones involving mobility, flexibility, strength, and personal safety. One way to address these issues if you’re caring for an aging loved one is to offer assistance whenever possible. For times when you’re not able to do so, your loved one can still retain independence and you …

What to Do if Your Senior Loved One Won’t Eat

By AH Fremont, 9:00 am on December 8, 2023

Seniors often experience changes in their appetites that require caregivers to make adjustments in order to persuade their aging parents to eat. Although seniors tend to eat less as they get older, you should be concerned if your aging loved one suddenly refuses meals. Your loved one should be getting the nutrition he or she …

Top Health Concerns for Elderly Men

By AH Fremont, 9:00 am on November 17, 2023

Our health changes as we age, and certain conditions can become more prevalent as we get older. If you provide home care for an elderly male relative, such as your father or grandfather, you’ll want to be familiar with the following health concerns that are common in men over 65.  Heart Disease According to the …

Silent Challenges: Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Denial

By AH Fremont, 9:00 am on November 3, 2023

The signs of Alzheimer’s are generally subtle at first. The disease creeps up and begins to steal your elderly loved one in ways that may be difficult to recognize. Eventually, a time must come when you, your family, and your loved one must acknowledge what’s happening to seek the best treatments and long-term care solutions. …