By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on January 25, 2021

When left untreated, dowager’s hump may result in decreased physical activity, difficulty sleeping, breathing disorders, and a loss of independence. Although this condition can be caused by genetic disorders and certain types of medication, many seniors develop spinal protrusions because of their lifestyles. Seniors who strengthen their muscles and increase…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on January 11, 2021

The responsibility of providing care to a senior loved one can be challenging at times. Caring for a senior living with Alzheimer’s intensifies the challenge. As the disorder progresses, communication between you and your loved one may become increasingly difficult. Your loved one may comprehend less of the actual world…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on December 28, 2020

When seniors grow older, their ability to socialize may decrease, which may be due to retirement, children moving away, health issues, or the loss of loved ones. However, it’s important for seniors to remain socially active in their golden years. Here are some of the ways regular socialization benefits aging…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on December 14, 2020

For seniors, the signs of stress often go unnoticed because they’re perceived to be a natural part of the aging process. While stress affects each individual differently, when left unaddressed, it can negatively impact physical, emotional, and even cognitive health. To ensure optimal quality of life for your older loved…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on November 23, 2020

Seniors with dementia commonly become delusional, accusatory, aggressive, or angry. If the behavior progresses, they might cause harm to themselves or other people. Using distraction techniques is a tried-and-true method of defusing negative situations. Below are some of the more effective distraction techniques you can use to help your aging…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on November 9, 2020

As seniors age, they inevitably experience a little memory loss here and there. However, where is the line between age-related memory loss and more serious conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia? Here are a few indications you should be concerned about your senior loved one’s memory loss. Memory Loss that…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on October 26, 2020

The need to make some dietary adjustments can come as a surprise to some older adults, only becoming evident when they experience unexpected digestive issues or a nutritional deficiency is pointed out by a doctor. To provide a better idea of what’s good and what’s not so good when it…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on October 12, 2020

Has your aging loved one been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? Or are you interested in learning about measures that can prevent Parkinson’s? In either case, your mind should be a little more at ease after reading this article, which details some of the most promising advanced Parkinson’s treatment options that…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on September 28, 2020

There are more elderly students heading back to school today than ever before because of the many benefits an education provides. After deciding to pursue further education, your senior loved one may discover a wealth of specific cognitive and emotional advantages. Here are a few reasons your loved one might…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on September 14, 2020

There’s a growing body of clinical evidence connecting generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) to a significantly increased risk of developing dementia later in life. According to University of Southern California researchers, people who experience periods of high anxiety in their lives have a 48 percent higher risk of developing dementia later…