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By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on March 7, 2022

A groundbreaking 2003 study conducted by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York found dancing increased cognitive abilities in seniors over the age of 75 and significantly reduced the risk of developing dementia. The 21-year-long study looked at a variety of pastimes, from solving crossword puzzles…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on February 21, 2022

Family caregivers are responsible for their senior loved ones. This can be a stressful commitment, regardless of how much help a caregiver receives. While fulfilling their duties for their elderly relatives, caregivers need to take time out to relieve stress. Coloring is a form of therapy that can help them…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on February 7, 2022

Bedsore prevention is an essential part of home care for seniors who are confined to wheelchairs or beds for any length of time. While they can lead to serious complications, bedsores often begin slowly and can be prevented by using the following strategies. Avoid Prolonged Pressure Frequent repositioning is one…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on January 17, 2022

Approximately 30 to 40 percent of older adults experience tinnitus, a condition that causes ringing, buzzing, clicking, or other loud and persistent noises within the ear canal. Seniors are at increased risk for developing the condition due to the deterioration of the inside of the ear as a direct result…

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…