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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…

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

While you won’t be able to protect your aging loved one from every type of illness, there are a few simple steps you can take to greatly reduce his or her coronavirus risk. This unique virus is especially devastating for older adults who already have weakened immune systems, and it…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on March 23, 2020

Proper skin care during the golden years is essential. The skin is the body’s first line of defense against infections. As people age, immune function decreases, making them more susceptible to bacterial infections caused by breaks in the skin. Here are some essentials of proper skin care during the golden…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on March 9, 2020

Commonly referred to as high blood pressure, hypertension is the most common chronic condition among seniors. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), hypertension also presents greater health risks for older adults, including an increased risk of dementia and heart issues. If your senior loved one has chronic high…

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

Aging adults sometimes get bored with their day-to-day lives. By now, we all know crossword puzzles and online brain games are great for seniors. But there has to be something more you can do to shake up your aging loved one’s daily routine. Try out these eight unique ideas to…

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

Awareness about Alzheimer’s disease is continuing to grow, yet people still have many questions about what it’s like for people who live with this condition. As a family caregiver, you may be grappling with questions such as whether to tell your senior loved one that he or she has Alzheimer’s….