By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on January 13, 2020

Shedding unwanted pounds becomes a challenging task for seniors because of age-related changes with how the body turns calories into energy, and building bone mass and maintaining muscle strength can be equally difficult. Ideally, you should steer your senior loved one toward a weight loss routine that won’t compromise muscle…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on December 23, 2019

As a family caregiver, you have the potential to make a big difference in your senior loved one’s life. However, this is a role that’s not always right for everyone. Before you take on the responsibilities associated with being a family caregiver, take a moment to learn more about six…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on December 9, 2019

Most seniors prefer to age in place instead of living in retirement facilities. Staying at home can be beneficial for their mental, emotional, and physical health. However, if family caregivers don’t develop excellent at-home care plans, their days can be challenging, and the stress of the role could damage their relationships with others, including their senior loved ones. Below are tips that make caring for an aging loved one at…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on November 25, 2019

Once a stroke survivor is stabilized, the recovery process begins. The length of time needed to recover largely depends on the severity of the stroke and its location in the brain. However, family members have the opportunity to play an important role in the process. Safety Issues Before your older…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on November 11, 2019

One of the primary symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s is memory loss. However, short-term and long-term memory impairment can develop due to aging, as opposed to the progressive disease. Continue reading to learn more facts about Alzheimer’s and memory loss, including how both can be treated and avoided. Differences Alzheimer’s is…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on October 28, 2019

When seniors and their family caregivers need a little extra help around the home, an affordable option to choose is respite care. The service provides temporary relief to caregivers and ensures seniors receive high-quality care while their family members are away. Continue reading to learn about in-home respite care and…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on October 14, 2019

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive condition that typically begins to develop around the age of 50, and the most common form of this disease is known as idiopathic Parkinson’s. Even though researchers haven’t found a permanent cure for idiopathic Parkinson’s, many people enjoy long and fulfilling lives after being diagnosed…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on September 23, 2019

Parkinson’s disease can severely diminish quality of life, depending on the stage and extent of neurological damage. With good medical care and support at home, your senior loved one can better manage his or her challenges. The best care plans for those with Parkinson’s disease include a combination of medical,…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on September 9, 2019

When people think about Alzheimer’s disease, they may not fully understand how it impacts memory. It’s common knowledge that individuals with Alzheimer’s experience decreases in short-term memory early on. However, Alzheimer’s disease also affects several other types of memory. Sensory Memory Sensory memory is always working, but without the transfer…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on August 26, 2019

Everyone is at risk for hospital readmission, but statistics show aging adults have a higher risk, which may be related to preexisting medical conditions, taking multiple medications, limited mobility, and cognitive issues. Here are some common causes of hospital readmissions in the elderly. Uncontrolled Diabetes Poorly managed diabetes can cause…