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By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on February 16, 2021

Developing dementia can alter the way seniors conduct their daily lives and cause them to lose independence as the condition progresses. The inability to remember certain things, combined with other cognitive issues, can make it dangerous to leave an aging loved one with dementia unsupervised. Continue reading to discover reasons…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on February 2, 2021

Teenagers with grandparents living nearby can benefit tremendously by spending time with them. Here are six ways to nurture closeness between grandparents and grandchildren.  1. Playing Classic Card Games Grandparents can show teens how to play bridge, rummy, canasta, or pinochle. Here’s a memory game to sharpen the recall of…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on January 19, 2021

The art of letter writing may not be as prevalent as it once used to be, but there are many people who still pursue this hobby. Pen pals around the world write each other letters and exchange emails every day. Maintaining relationships with pen pals is fairly common among older…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on January 5, 2021

People caring for senior loved ones with Parkinson’s face many challenges. One such challenge is learning how to properly feed a person affected by this disease. Parkinson’s can cause constant tremors, which pose a choking risk when eating. Fortunately, there are things you can do to minimize this risk. Here…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on December 22, 2020

According to the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, millions of seniors in the United States live on fixed or low incomes. Given the rise in the cost of living, cutting corners is often necessary. Here are a few ways older adults can easily save money. 1. .Unplug…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on December 8, 2020

Whether you’re trying to find time for your own family responsibilities or handling a temperamental senior loved one, being a caregiver can be a stressful job. If it remains unaddressed, caregiver stress can lead to complete burnout that endangers not only your health but also the quality of the care…

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

Seniors are often advised to drink more water, as it helps them stave off a number of health issues. Here are five reasons hydration is so important for older adults and why they should increase their water intake. 1. Enhances Cognitive Functioning Cognitive function is enhanced when the brain cells…

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

Seniors are at high risk for kidney disease. To help your aging loved one prevent this condition, it’s important to shed some light on a health concern most seniors and caregivers don’t talk about. What Is Kidney Disease? The kidneys are the body’s filtration system. When a senior has kidney…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on October 20, 2020

Selfless and loving family members often step up to act as caregivers when their senior loved ones are diagnosed with Parkinson’s. However, it’s important to realize that as a caregiver for someone with Parkinson’s, you’ll have a lot on your plate. Your duties might range from keeping track of appointments…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on October 6, 2020

The freedom to be able to drive wherever you want to go is one of the great pleasures of life. However, as people age, new challenges arise that can make driving more dangerous, both for seniors and for others on the road. Because these challenges often occur gradually, many seniors…