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By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on January 3, 2022

Therapy becomes an important part of a senior’s life after a Parkinson’s diagnosis. While professional therapists develop their own plans for aging clients, there are also many types of activities older adults can do in their spare time to offset the negative effects of the disease. Seniors can enjoy the…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on December 20, 2021

By exercising the muscles and nerves in their eyes, seniors can reduce eye strain and boost the strength and acuity of their vision. Here are a few simple exercises you should encourage your senior loved one to practice at home every day. 1. Apply Warmth This is a great exercise for…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on December 6, 2021

Recovering from a stroke isn’t easy, but seniors can speed the process up with a healthy diet. Eating nutrient-dense foods gives the body the ability to repair the damage that has been done and boosts the immune system so it can fight off infections. Following a healthy diet can also…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on November 15, 2021

The more knowledge you have about Alzheimer’s disease, the better prepared you’ll likely be in the event your elderly loved one develops it. As well-known as Alzheimer’s is, there are many lesser-known facts about the condition that may surprise many people. Here are a few you may find interesting. Alzheimer’s…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on November 1, 2021

Proper nutrition is important at any age, but for older adults, it can make all the difference in their health and quality of life. Many adults begin to lose the desire to eat and fail to consume an adequate amount of calories. The best thing to do as a beloved…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on October 18, 2021

A healthy breakfast is a must for seniors. If you’re having a difficult time coming up with ideas for your aging loved one or your senior parent is bored with breakfast, consider trying some of these delicious yet healthy dishes.  1. Oatmeal Packed with fiber and easy to chew for…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on October 4, 2021

A blood clot is a solid obstruction in a blood vessel. Seniors are naturally at high risk for developing clots in their arteries or veins, and this risk increases when they live more sedentary lifestyles. You can take the following simple steps to reduce your aging loved one’s likelihood of…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on September 20, 2021

Family caregivers go through a wide range of emotions that can sometimes be overwhelming. While you enjoy being able to spend time with your senior loved one, you may also be feeling negative emotions as you witness changes in his or her health. Use this guide to address the emotional…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on September 6, 2021

The art of letter writing may not be as prevalent as it once was, but there are many people who still pursue this hobby. Pen pals around the world write each other letters and exchange emails every day. Maintaining relationships with pen pals is fairly common among older adults, and…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on August 16, 2021

Seniors around the world are embracing the ancient art of meditation. This simple and inexpensive practice can be done almost anywhere and allows people to find peace, both emotionally and physically. Here are some of the reasons older adults should set aside time each day for meditation and self-reflection. 1….