By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on July 12, 2021

For optimal health, older adults should get a good night’s sleep every night. In fact, regular sleep is vital for longevity and long-term wellness. However, a large number of seniors experience unsatisfying sleep, and it’s particularly common for older adults to have problems getting consistent, high-quality rest when they have…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on June 28, 2021

A cup of coffee in the morning doesn’t just taste good. It also serves a greater purpose by putting people on a path to better health. Caffeine is popular around the world for the stimulating effects it has on the central nervous system, but it has also been proven to…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on June 14, 2021

If you haven’t done a recent review of your senior loved one’s medications, there’s no better time than now. To help you get started, here’s a medication checklist for caregivers and family members. Keep an Updated List of All Medications Whether your loved one takes one pill a day or…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on May 24, 2021

Arthritis symptoms like joint pain are often less noticeable when temperatures are warmer, but some seniors experience worsening symptoms. Here are a few ways your senior loved one can fight arthritis pain in the summer weather. Perform Low-Impact Activities Regular exercise is usually recommended to reduce the pain and stiffness…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on May 10, 2021

Family caregivers are often thrust into their roles, but taking a little time to make sure this is what you want to do is important for your wellbeing. Being aware of these important aspects of being a caregiver may help you feel confident about taking on the responsibility of caring…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on April 26, 2021

Dementia is commonly associated with aging. However, it’s not inevitable that a senior will develop Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. That being said, it’s also important to be aware of some valid signs that suggest it’s worth having your older loved one tested for dementia. Here are the…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on April 12, 2021

Ensuring an elderly loved one’s safety is always the goal, but family caregivers can injure themselves in the process. Therefore, you need to develop ways to prevent self-injuries without compromising your loved one’s care. Incorporating these strategies into your loved one’s care plan could lower your risk of broken bones,…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on March 22, 2021

Family caregivers often spend so much time focusing on delaying their senior loved ones’ memory loss that they sometimes forget about the other parts of intellectual wellness. Seniors also need to be able process new information and solve problems to live comfortably. Finding strategies that bolster your loved one’s intellectual…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on March 8, 2021

Dementia is a decrease in mental ability that usually affects seniors. It can accompany diseases like Alzheimer’s, and it sometimes occurs after a stroke or because of vitamin or hormonal deficiencies. No two experiences with dementia are exactly alike, and a senior with the condition may display dozens of symptoms….

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on February 22, 2021

Older adults need to stay properly groomed to prevent common issues such as fungal infections. Your senior loved one may also just feel better when he or she is clean and has properly done hair and nails. However, helping their parents manage grooming tasks can be challenging for new caregivers….