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By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on October 19, 2020

If you’re caring for a senior loved one with arthritis, it’s understandable to want to help him or her retain as much independence as possible, and you should start by helping your loved one get into the right frame of mind. Arthritis isn’t something that has to be accepted as…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on October 5, 2020

When seniors are diagnosed with dementia, their level of social activity is often one of the first things to decrease. Many people forget humans are social beings who need friends and social interaction regardless of their mental condition. Whether your aging loved one visits with friends or relies on a…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on September 21, 2020

Each year, more than 20 million Americans seek the assistance of chiropractors, and many of these people are over the age of 65. Pain and discomfort in the back, spine, neck, and joints can be more difficult to manage during the senior years, which creates a greater need for older…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on September 7, 2020

Cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are among the most common causes of vision loss in older people. The nutrients that are all essential in preventing these types of vision impairment include omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zeaxanthin, zinc, and vitamins E and C. Consider serving your senior loved one the…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on August 17, 2020

Dancing is a wonderful activity many senior citizens enjoy, and it also offers beneficial physical exercise. However, boosting physical health isn’t the only reason seniors should consider dancing. The New England Journal of Medicine published an article suggesting dancing reduces the risk of developing dementia. Here are a few ways…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on August 3, 2020

Home care services cover everything from light housekeeping tasks to personal hygiene and post-stroke recovery care. Having this resource available helps you know your senior loved one is safe, yet you may be wondering exactly how much care is enough. Finding the right balance between keeping your loved one as…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on July 20, 2020

Poor personal hygiene is a common sign that an aging adult needs some assistance on a regular basis. But providing this type of care, which typically involves bathing, dressing, toileting, and other sensitive tasks, often comes with some understandable concerns about maintaining privacy, respect, independence, and dignity. Here’s what you…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on July 6, 2020

Anxiety about health issues tends to increase as people get older. It’s normal to accept that some health challenges will arise during the senior years, but there are also things your aging loved one can do to stay in control of his or her wellbeing. These preventative health actions are…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on June 15, 2020

Whether your senior loved one worked full- or part-time, he or she is likely to have many hours to fill after retiring. Many seniors begin retirement with a list of things they want to accomplish, but it’s still too easy to fall into the trap of thinking life suddenly has…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on June 1, 2020

When most people think about home safety for seniors, the thermostat setting doesn’t even come to mind. However, the reality is that a home’s temperature can have a huge impact on a senior’s health. As people get older, it’s difficult for their bodies to regulate their internal temperatures. Therefore, you…