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By AH Danville, 9:00 am on March 8, 2024

Being the primary caregiver for a senior loved one is an enormous responsibility. If you’re facing this important task alone, you’re probably doing everything in your power to keep your loved one happy and healthy. Because you’re so busy taking care of someone else, you might be sacrificing your own needs. Taking on too much …

By AH Danville, 9:00 am on March 7, 2024

If someone you love has Parkinson’s disease, you likely understand the number of symptoms and the ways these symptoms can impact day-to-day life. Chronic pain is among one of the chief complaints, and dental pain is certainly no exception. Here’s some information about dental pain and the importance of good oral health for seniors with …

By AH Danville, 9:00 am on February 28, 2024

Even though many adults stay mentally sharp well into their senior years, cognitive decline is a natural part of the aging process. As seniors grow older, their cognitive abilities could be impacted by many different variables, including oxidative stress, cell damage, free radicals, and acute injuries. Over time, seniors might find it difficult to follow …

By AH Danville, 9:00 am on February 21, 2024

If you’re providing assistance to an aging loved one, he or she may develop mobility issues over time. Limitations of this nature could also create difficulties with getting around and impact quality of life. However, it’s often possible to manage mobility impairments with the right type of care. Here are six of the specific reasons …

By AH Danville, 9:00 am on February 20, 2024

Because the brain is involved when a stroke occurs, the resulting damage can affect both physical and mental capabilities. While the initial emphasis is often on physical recovery, cognitive recovery is equally important. Below you’ll find five of the top cognitive exercises that could contribute to your aging loved one’s recovery from a stroke.  1. …

By AH Danville, 9:00 am on February 19, 2024

Playing brain games is a great way to keep seniors busy throughout the day, and it offers particular benefits for aging adults with Parkinson’s disease. Over time, Parkinson’s disease causes changes in the brain that affect the ability to move easily and think clearly. Doing activities that stimulate neural communication within the brain may slow …

By AH Danville, 9:00 am on February 9, 2024

Commonly referred to as high blood pressure, hypertension is the most common chronic condition among seniors. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), hypertension also presents greater health risks for older adults, including an increased risk of dementia and heart issues. If your senior loved one has chronic high blood pressure, here are six …

By AH Danville, 9:00 am on February 7, 2024

Certain factors can increase the risk of going back into the hospital soon after being discharged. The risk is usually higher for people who have multiple medical conditions or take several medications. Here are some factors commonly associated with hospital readmissions. Mobility Limitations If your senior loved one has mobility limitations after leaving the hospital, …