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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….

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on August 2, 2021

Memory loss is one of the most common symptoms of a stroke, and this cognitive problem can be so severe that it interferes with everyday activities. While memory loss is devastating, there are quite a few steps stroke survivors can take to boost their cognitive health, including playing memory-boosting games…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on July 19, 2021

One of the best ways to stay healthy in the senior years is by following lifestyle habits that include a healthy diet and regular exercise. Whether your aging parent still runs every morning or has mobility challenges that make physical activity more challenging, here are a few simple yoga poses…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on July 5, 2021

Caring for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s can be a rewarding yet challenging experience. While it’s important to meet your loved one’s physical needs, it’s just as crucial to fulfill his or her social needs as well. Doing so can slow the onset of cognitive decline, reduce the risk…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on June 21, 2021

Arthritis is inflammation of the joints that causes pain and swelling in individuals with this disease. Thankfully, there are many foods available that will reduce the inflammation and pain associated with arthritis. Eating a diet free of processed foods and sugar can minimize inflammation, but eating a diet rich in…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on June 7, 2021

Silent strokes are the most common type of stroke, but their lack of obvious symptoms mean they often go unnoticed. Like hemorrhagic strokes, ischemic strokes are caused by an interruption of blood flow to the brain. They’re called “silent” because the affected areas don’t control any vital physical functions. However,…