Invisible

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on May 12, 2021

During the early stages of Alzheimer’s, seniors may sleep more than usual or occasionally wake up disoriented after naps. As the disease progresses, sleep patterns often include waking up at night and compensating for missed sleep during the day, which can be disruptive for caregivers as well. New research into…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on April 28, 2021

A senior care plan lets you, your aging parent, and any other caregivers know exactly what to expect while the plan is in place. The plan should be flexible enough to alter as your loved one’s health changes, and it should also include specific details so everyone knows what to…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on April 14, 2021

Though taking medication is a normal part of many seniors’ lives, there are some times when aging adults might choose to avoid taking their prescriptions. However, no matter the reason, this choice can have adverse health effects. If your senior loved one is refusing to take his or her medication,…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on March 24, 2021

Most people are familiar with estate sales. They’re usually held after people have passed away, and they enable family members to liquidate the remaining assets. Living estate sales, which occur while people are still alive, are becoming an increasingly popular option. Here are a few tips for seniors and their…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on March 10, 2021

After having strokes, many people experience the loss of physical and cognitive function. Although these losses are mostly caused by the neurological effects from the strokes, issues such as extreme fatigue and a deconditioned state may also contribute to loss of function. Here are five at-home activities that may restore…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 24, 2021

While the symptoms of arthritis can make daily life difficult, there are plenty of ways to manage the pain. When assisting arthritic seniors, caregivers can implement various treatment options on a trial-and-error basis, as each senior with arthritis will react differently to different treatments. Here are five ways to address…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 10, 2021

The elderly are vulnerable to scammers who can use their natural concerns about money and family to talk them into buying unnecessary or even nonexistent insurance policies. Seniors and their caregivers should take scam prevention seriously. As your loved one works on post-retirement planning, these strategies can help him or…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 27, 2021

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy echoed a common sentiment: “There’s no place like home.” Most people prefer living in known surroundings. For a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, a familiar setting is vital to wellbeing. Here’s why consistency is so important. Eases Cognitive Challenges  Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease have…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 13, 2021

When an older loved one requires assistance due to illness or injury, many family caregivers are willing to provide the necessary care. However, distance or personal responsibilities may prevent family members from taking on the added task. In these instances, an in-home caregiver is a more convenient option. In-home care…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 30, 2020

Musculoskeletal pain is any type of pain affecting the bones, tendons, ligaments, and/or muscles. While this pain can affect people of any age, it’s especially concerning for seniors, as many dismiss body aches and joint pain as a normal part of aging and avoid seeking treatment. Chronic musculoskeletal pain can…