Invisible

By Jennifer Satery, 8:00 am on January 25, 2023

Exercise is important at any age, but even more so for older adults. There’s plenty of research regarding the many benefits active seniors tend to enjoy, both physical and mental. If you’re caring for an older loved one, here are some of the most compelling reasons you should encourage him…

By Jennifer Satery, 8:00 am on January 11, 2023

Being a family caregiver isn’t always easy, even though it can be rewarding in many ways. When your senior loved one needs assistance and supervision, you’ll be switching gears and focusing primarily on his or her needs. Doing so requires certain essential skills, which are discussed below. Empathy Many older…

By Jennifer Satery, 8:00 am on December 28, 2022

The day may come when you need to focus your energy on both raising your children and caring for an elderly relative. Each of these family members deserves your love and attention, but it may be difficult to find a balance. Here are a few tips to help you make…

By Jennifer Satery, 8:00 am on December 14, 2022

If your aging loved one has a good amount of equity in his or her home and wants a little more financial stability each month, he or she may want to consider a reverse mortgage. Here’s a list of some ways your loved one can benefit from taking out this…

By Jennifer Satery, 8:00 am on November 30, 2022

Taking care of an aging loved one can result in some major communication problems, and many family caregivers quickly begin to realize this part of the job is going to be very complicated. If your loved one is being stubborn or acting difficult, you might want to change your tactics….

By Jennifer Satery, 8:00 am on November 16, 2022

Mixed dementia is a combination of different types of dementia. Also known as multifactorial dementia, it’s often characterized by the same types of abnormal protein deposits associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which is the most common form of dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association also cites research suggesting mixed dementia could be…

By Jennifer Satery, 8:00 am on October 26, 2022

Older adults are always encouraged to participate in aerobic exercise such as walking for heart health. Now, a growing body of research suggests strength training may be even more important. Along with supporting heart health, weight lifting and resistance training can help elderly people fight age-related muscle loss, slow the…

By Jennifer Satery, 8:00 am on October 12, 2022

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Although the risk of developing heart disease increases with age, there are many things your elderly loved one can do to keep his or her heart healthy. Here are a…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on September 28, 2022

Dignity is a powerful emotion that helps seniors feel as though their lives have value. The changes that occur in the senior years could cause your elderly parent’s dignity to be replaced by a sense of futility and embarrassment. Since everyone undergoes some type of health change or loss of…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on September 14, 2022

Being a caregiver can be a challenging job, and those who are overworked can end up facing a great deal of stress. Excessive stress can harm a caregiver’s physical and mental health. It’s important for caregivers to take breaks and manage their own stress levels because their stress could end…