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By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on January 24, 2022

Alzheimer’s disease causes memory loss, behavioral challenges, poor communication, and other health issues. Although some of the symptoms may vary among seniors, there are common signs to watch out for. Knowing the early symptoms of the disease can help you get treatment for your aging loved one immediately. Here are…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on January 10, 2022

While exercise is always an important part of life, staying active gets increasingly important with age. When caring for seniors, helping them maintain their exercise routines is crucial for many reasons. One significant factor is that muscle loss is a common side effect of aging. Exercise doesn’t have to be boring…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on December 27, 2021

Caring for an aging loved one gives you the opportunity to check in on a regular basis and watch for signs of potential health concerns. When you visit your parent, watch out for the following things that might indicate an issue with his or her physical, emotional, or mental wellbeing….

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on December 13, 2021

More and more medical professionals are promoting the Mediterranean diet as a healthy choice for seniors. The diet is easy for aging adults to follow, and it contains foods that promote healthy living. Here are some of the amazing benefits seniors can receive when they adopt the Mediterranean diet. 1….

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

While your older loved one is still in control of his or her mental faculties, getting his or her affairs in order is an important step to take. Granted, it’s a topic you’ll want to bring up from a place of honest love and concern. However, once you do get…

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

Family caregivers often need help communicating with seniors who have survived strokes because of the language limitations and memory problems caused by the brain attacks. Communication boards are low-tech, but these tools give seniors the ability to interact with others despite their communication challenges. Here are some tips for using…

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

When people think about food allergies, they tend to think about children being allergic to nuts or cow’s milk. However, food allergies are a real and growing concern among the elderly population. Late-onset food allergies can cause symptoms that range from mild to life-threatening. Learn why food allergies suddenly appear…

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

A large number of seniors have family members who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, so they live in fear, wondering if the disease is hereditary. The short answer is “yes.” However, although this form of dementia runs in some families, there’s no guarantee the disease will develop in every family member….

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 27, 2021

A number of warning signs can indicate a senior is developing dementia, but for adult children living apart from their parents, these signs can be challenging to identify. The following common but sometimes subtle signs help you recognize when your aging loved one needs assistance.  1. Memory Loss People with…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 13, 2021

Scam artists often target seniors, as they believe people in this age group are more susceptible to cons. Whether or not this is true, seniors deserve protection from people targeting them. Here are a few ways to help your senior loved one avoid scams.  Offer Financial Assistance  As they age,…