Category Archives for Senior Care

Medication Management Tips for Older Adults

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With an astounding 6.3 billion prescriptions filled in the U.S. each year, it’s not surprising that so many older individuals – 39% – are taking a minimum of 5 of them every day. And family caregivers understand firsthand the struggles of managing these medications for the older adults they love. As a matter of fact, […]

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Low Vision in Older Adults

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Low vision is the loss of sight that cannot be corrected by prescription eyeglasses or surgery. This condition often affects older adults and may be caused by age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, or diabetes. It is not the same as blindness because people still maintain some sight. They may also benefit from the use of low […]

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Understanding Why Sleep Patterns Change as People Age

There’s little that feels better than getting a good night’s sleep. Sleep is an essential part of good health, and when we experience disturbances with our slumber it can lead to health issues if not addressed. As a person ages, they become more at risk for a number of health issues, including sleep disturbances. It […]

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Engaging Activities for Older Adults with Limited Mobility

As the weather warms up, it’s as if the world reawakens. It’s evident in the trees and flowers that are beginning to rebloom, but it’s true for us, as well. Just settle onto a park bench and watch as joggers trot past, bicyclists whiz by, and children excitedly climb, swing, and race their way around […]

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Regular Exercise Benefits Older Adults: Tips to Get Started

The start of a new year is a great time to re-evaluate habits and routines, and to make a commitment to healthy lifestyle changes that can benefit overall health and wellness. One of the most beneficial changes older adults can make is to incorporate physical activity into their day-to-day routine. Exercise benefits older adults physically […]

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Helping Seniors Manage the Holiday Blues

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Ah, the holidays: they’re either the most wonderful time of the year, or perhaps the most difficult. For many older adults who have lost family members, are fighting chronic health conditions, or are going through isolation and loneliness, the holiday season can trigger depression. And, the family caregivers who care for a senior loved one […]

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Tips for Recognizing Senior Care Needs Over the Holidays

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The holidays are special because they bring family members from far and wide back together to celebrate over a big meal and a lot of laughter and joy. With many families being apart over the past 18 months due to the pandemic, this holiday season may be the first opportunity in some time where everyone […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery: What to Expect

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A traumatic brain injury (or TBI) is not uncommon in older adults and is frequently caused by a fall or following a car accident. TBIs are the result of a traumatic injury or blow to the head or body, and the amount of damage depends on both the nature of the injury and the force […]

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Overcoming Elderly Sleep Problems: Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

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Getting a good night’s sleep is integral to overall health and wellbeing. But for many older adults, sleep can be elusive. It is recommended that all adults, including seniors, get between 7 – 9 hours of sleep per night. There are a variety of factors that can interfere with the sleep of older adults including […]

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Top Dementia Communication Tips for Family Caregivers

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When a loved one is diagnosed with a form of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, there are a variety of symptoms that become apparent over time. While memory loss is one of the most common and well-known symptoms, difficulty communicating is also prevalent in many individuals. Struggling with language and communication can lead to frustration for […]

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