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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…

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

During stroke recovery, the main focus is on helping seniors recover the motor skills and cognitive function they lost as a result of their strokes. However, it’s also important to provide interesting activities that can keep stroke survivors feeling motivated and cheerful. Puzzles are a great way to satisfy these…

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

Common age-related conditions such as failing eyesight and limited mobility place seniors at risk of fall-related injuries. In many homes, the bathroom is the most likely place for seniors to fall because they often have difficulty maintaining their balance on slippery surfaces. Use these tips to ensure your aging loved…

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

As seniors age, they may experience a variety of issues, including weakened arms. However, there are various activities and exercises that can help seniors boost their arm strength and flexibility. Here are some fun arm-strengthening activities for seniors to try.  Swimming  Swimming laps is one of the best pool activities…

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

Emphysema is a disease in which the small air sacs in the lungs are destroyed after long-term exposure to environmental toxins or cigarette smoke. The air sacs, called alveoli, are unable to expand to take in oxygen and cannot shrink to force out carbon dioxide, which can make breathing difficult…

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

As seniors age, they may begin to experience mobility issues that make it difficult to enjoy many of the activities they participated in during their younger years. However, living with limited mobility doesn’t mean seniors can’t continue to have a good time. Take a look at a few activities that…

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

It’s not easy living with diabetes. However, by understanding the condition and finding the right support services, it’s possible to adopt a healthy lifestyle without going through a number of overwhelming changes all at once. Statistics indicate almost half of diabetics over the age of 60 who alter their lifestyles…