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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…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on May 24, 2021

The immune system is designed to provide sufficient protection against invading viruses and other “bad” things that can contribute to various illnesses. However, it tends to get weaker with age, which can be especially problematic if your senior loved one has underlying or chronic health conditions he or she is…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on May 10, 2021

Unintentional weight loss in seniors can be dangerous when left untreated, and it often results in secondary health issues, such as depression, lethargy, heart palpitations, and nutritional deficiencies. Keeping an older adult at a healthy weight is a difficult task for many caregivers, but there are a few steps you…

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

Language, communication, focus, and reasoning can all be affected by dementia-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s. The good news is early treatment may delay symptom progression and boost quality of life for an older loved one with dementia. This is why it’s best to be observant if you’re caring for an…

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

Family caregivers often worry so much about their aging loved ones’ safety that they overlook their own. Senior care often involves doing many tasks that put you at risk for injury. For instance, you might suddenly pop your back out of place as you bend over or experience a major…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on March 22, 2021

Mobility challenges don’t have to mean the fun is over for your aging loved one. Instead, you can use the following activities to keep your loved one engaged and help him or her see life is still full of opportunities to learn new things and find joy. 1. Practice Yoga…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on March 8, 2021

Respite care can enhance the mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of family caregivers and their senior loved ones. It’s an effective way to minimize your load as a caregiver, and it can strengthen the bond between you and your loved one. Here are some of the top benefits of in-home…