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By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 14, 2020

Upset stomach is a dilemma seniors might experience from time to time. Abdominal discomfort might result from overeating, consuming spicy foods, or even taking certain medications. In most cases, the problem isn’t serious and can easily be remedied using any number of homemade treatments. Here are seven home remedies you can…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 24, 2020

Following a heart-healthy diet is a staple of most senior care plans because it prevents cardiovascular disease. Since many seniors like indulging in a bowl of ice cream or a juicy burger, it’s important to raise awareness about the connection sugar and fat have with heart disease. The Subterfuge of…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 10, 2020

Stroke recovery doesn’t always follow a linear path, and it’s important to make sure seniors have help at home after leaving the hospital. Stepping up to be a family caregiver is honorable, and your efforts give your aging loved one the best chances of regaining his or her abilities. Being…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 27, 2020

Practicing mindfulness is a form of meditation that’s done while remaining actively involved in everyday life. Seniors often find mindfulness easier to practice, since they can still go about their normal daily routines. Focusing on the things that are happening in their environments is also easier for people who find…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 13, 2020

Proper nutrition is vital for seniors with arthritis because it can alleviate symptoms. Therefore, the elderly need to adopt healthy eating habits and stay away from foods that harm their physical health as well as their mental and emotional wellbeing. Below you’ll find some healthy dietary choices for seniors and…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on June 22, 2020

When an older loved one begins exhibiting unusual cognitive deficits, family members are wise to take the individual to a healthcare provider to undergo evaluation. Initially, the senior will undergo a physical examination. The physician will then perform or order a series of tests to identify the underlying cause and…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on June 8, 2020

Older adults are advised to continue being active throughout their lives by engaging in physical exercise. To maintain cognitive health, the brain also needs routine exercise. Stimulating various regions of the brain encourages the development of new communication pathways between neurons. Rubik’s Cube The Rubik’s Cube has been around a…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on May 25, 2020

Dementia is a progressive condition that can alter the way people think, feel, and act. It’s common for older adults living with the condition to lash out verbally at their loved ones. In some cases, the confrontations are physical. Below are some of the behavioral changes seniors with dementia often…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on May 11, 2020

Seniors are often bedridden while recovering from injuries or living with conditions that impact their mobility. To increase your parent’s recovery odds and reduce his or her distress, you should provide empathy, gain knowledge about your elderly loved one’s condition, and develop a high-quality care plan. When your aging parent…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on April 27, 2020

Seniors can sometimes lose their sense of purpose as they age. Your aging loved one may worry he or she is becoming irrelevant after retirement, or a new health condition may cause a loss of independence. Using these strategies can make it clear to your loved one that he or…