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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…

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…