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By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on April 7, 2020

While medical professionals continue to work on a coronavirus vaccine, you’ll need to take steps to reduce your aging loved one’s risk of contracting this new virus. Coronavirus is particularly dangerous for those who have compromised immune systems, and that includes adults over the age of 65. Luckily, there are…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on March 17, 2020

Even with a condition like Alzheimer’s disease, it’s often possible for seniors to continue living at home. At the same time, it’s important to take appropriate precautions to create a safe home environment. If your older loved one is at the point where he or she tends to become agitated…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on March 3, 2020

Elder abuse is more likely to happen to seniors whose relatives live far away and can’t see them regularly. However, you might not know someone is abusing your elderly relative until the problem has reached serious levels. Following these six tips for checking for abuse helps you know your loved…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on February 18, 2020

Simply having dementia doesn’t mean your older loved one will have unexpected mood swings or outbursts of anger. That being said, it’s possible for such behavior to become an issue in seniors with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, that normally progress and trigger increasingly severe symptoms as more…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on February 4, 2020

Retirement can free up time for older adults and allow them to take on more activities, or it could increase the risk of inactivity and boredom. Therefore, family caregivers need to come up with different methods to engage their senior loved ones. Below are some tips that can help you…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on January 21, 2020

Aging is an inevitable part of life, and with it comes many changes. Understanding the warning signs could prevent you from overreacting to an issue. You could also develop healthy lifestyle choices that help your senior loved one maintain independence. Take a look at some of the typical signs of…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on January 7, 2020

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is described as a progressive nervous system disorder. According to ParkinsonsDisease.net, PD affects about 1 percent of adults 65 and older. For this reason, the biggest risk factor associated with PD is age. But what are some other causes of Parkinson’s in the elderly and common risk…

By Glenn Krakow, 4:05 am on December 17, 2019

Seniors with dementia often manage well in the early stages. However, they should have proper supervision once they begin to have more difficulty with memory loss and confusion. Ideally, you should begin to seek help with your senior loved one’s care around the clock before an accident occurs, and these…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on December 3, 2019

People are living much longer, thanks to better medical care, scientific innovation, and advances in the pharmaceutical industry. While people may be living longer, some seniors aren’t enjoying their golden years to the fullest. Fortunately, there are secrets and tips for remaining healthy and happy while aging. Positive Attitude Seniors…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on November 19, 2019

Isolation is common in older adults with Parkinson’s, especially during the later stages, when mobility and cognitive issues become more noticeable. However, isolation can increase boredom, loneliness, and the risk of other health issues. Family caregivers need to incorporate purposeful activities and hobbies into their senior loved ones’ daily lives….