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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…

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

While caregivers have many responsibilities, it’s important for them to stay organized when it comes to medication management. Proper medication management can ensure the health of the senior loved one under your care, prevent potential health problems, and promote overall safety. If you’re not sure where to begin with medication…

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…