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

To be a great caregiver for your elderly loved one, you need to be good to yourself. Forgetting to honor your own needs could lead to burnout and safety issues for your parent. Although you may think it’s selfish to care for yourself, here are some reasons it’s not as…

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

With a little bit of research and some ingenuity, you can create world-class meatless dishes for your senior loved one. Here’s a look at six vegetarian meals that are delicious, easy to prepare, and packed with nutrients.  1. Warm Quinoa & Chickpea Salad This dish is filled with the amino…

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

Video games, especially the 3D variety, employ cutting-edge technology to make the games as realistic as possible. Though young people are often the first ones to use new technology, 3D video games are actually a great entertainment source for seniors. Here’s how your aging loved one can benefit from these…

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

According to the National Parkinson Foundation, approximately one percent of seniors over the age of 60 have Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder that affects mental health and mobility. There are five different stages of Parkinson’s disease. Understanding which stage your senior loved one is in and what to expect during…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on December 28, 2020

Though people of all ages should maintain healthy cholesterol levels, this is especially important for elderly people because they’re at greater risk for developing serious health conditions. Luckily, a few minor lifestyle changes can make it easier for older adults to keep their cholesterol levels within a healthy range. Here…

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

As your senior parent ages, your relationship may become strained, especially if you become his or her primary caregiver. While there will be plenty of cheerful moments, there will also be challenges you two will need to overcome together. This is why you will need to work to strengthen the…

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

During the senior years, companionship becomes increasingly important, and many older adults find pets to be the perfect solution. In addition to friendship, here are a few more reasons your elderly loved one can benefit from having an animal companion. Increased Heart Health Petting an animal’s soft coat can have…

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

Many aging adults are living with limited dexterity and mobility challenges. However, this doesn’t mean they can’t have fun. Here are a few activities your senior loved one can enjoy if he or she has limited mobility. 1. Study Arts, Animals, & Science Limits to mobility shouldn’t keep your loved…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on October 26, 2020

The potential health benefits of turmeric, a popular spice characterized by a peppery flavor, have been heralded since ancient times. While not every claim made about turmeric is backed by conclusive scientific evidence, there are some known benefits associated with the spice that could be good news for seniors. 1….

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on October 12, 2020

In today’s economy, everyone is looking for a way to reduce costs and save more, but it often seems more difficult than ever to be able to afford the things we need and want. This is especially true for those living on fixed incomes, particularly elderly people. If your senior…