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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,…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on May 3, 2021

The typical course of dementia begins slowly with minor memory lapses and confusion that occur more frequently over time. The slow progression of this illness often allows seniors to hide their symptoms from their loved ones at first. However, this only delays getting the help they need to live full…

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

Many elderly people prefer to age in place because it gives them the opportunity to maintain their independence, but if your older parent wants to continue living at home without assistance, you may be worried about the challenges he or she might encounter. Here are some of the most common…

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

Many aging adults don’t understand how unhealthy it is to spend most of their time sitting or lying down. The World Health Organization suggests a sedentary lifestyle is one of the primary causes of death in populations around the world. Learn about some of the physical and mental health issues…

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

When people think about Parkinson’s, they typically focus on the loss of motor skills. However, the disease can also impact vision and make it difficult to complete various tasks that don’t involve motor function or mental health. Continue reading to learn how Parkinson’s disease can affect a senior’s vision and…

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

There are several activities that can help aging adults stimulate their brains, discover new ideas, and express their opinions. Book clubs provide an atmosphere where freedom of expression and sharing are highly encouraged, which can boost cognitive function. Here are a few ways your elderly loved one can benefit from…