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By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on October 25, 2021

When people think about food allergies, they tend to think about children being allergic to nuts or cow’s milk. However, food allergies are a real and growing concern among the elderly population. Late-onset food allergies can cause symptoms that range from mild to life-threatening. Learn why food allergies suddenly appear…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on October 11, 2021

A large number of seniors have family members who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, so they live in fear, wondering if the disease is hereditary. The short answer is “yes.” However, although this form of dementia runs in some families, there’s no guarantee the disease will develop in every family member….

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 27, 2021

A number of warning signs can indicate a senior is developing dementia, but for adult children living apart from their parents, these signs can be challenging to identify. The following common but sometimes subtle signs help you recognize when your aging loved one needs assistance.  1. Memory Loss People with…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 13, 2021

Scam artists often target seniors, as they believe people in this age group are more susceptible to cons. Whether or not this is true, seniors deserve protection from people targeting them. Here are a few ways to help your senior loved one avoid scams.  Offer Financial Assistance  As they age,…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 23, 2021

Before you take on the role of family caregiver, you should think about what the job entails and compare it to the qualities you possess. Doing this comparison could give you a good idea of whether becoming a caregiver is the role for you, and knowing ahead of time may…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 9, 2021

Minor vision loss is a normal part of aging, and it’s rarely caused by serious diseases. However, seniors and their loved ones need to be concerned when vision loss is sudden or accompanied by other unusual symptoms. Here are a few of the most prevalent age-related eye diseases and what…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 26, 2021

Respite care is beneficial for both family caregivers and their aging parents. It gives them time apart without putting their loved ones’ health in jeopardy. Learn how aging adults benefit from respite care.  Separation It’s just as important for seniors to maintain balanced lives as it is for their caregivers….

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 12, 2021

A good night’s sleep can have positive effects on mental and physical health in addition to your overall quality of life. As a family caregiver, you should develop a schedule that’s easy to follow and doesn’t disrupt your daily activities or your sleeping patterns. Below are some of the things…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on June 28, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, sleep disturbances aren’t, and shouldn’t be, accepted as a normal part of aging. With age, a person’s circadian rhythms have changed. This simply mean an older person may go to bed earlier and wake up earlier than a younger person. However, this doesn’t mean seniors should…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on June 14, 2021

Disaster can strike at any time, and it’s important for people of all ages to have emergency plans. When it comes to the elderly, additional factors should be considered. Many elderly people live alone and face unique challenges, such as mobility limitations or cognitive issues. This guide will help you…