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…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on August 24, 2020

Many family caregivers are daughters who want to help their parents continue living at home instead of in retirement facilities. Caring for a parent with dementia can be a difficult task, but it can also allow you to spend more time with your loved one and build everlasting memories. You…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on August 10, 2020

Initially, helping a senior parent may involve assisting your loved one for a few hours after work or lending a hand with various household tasks on weekends. But if care demands become more time-consuming, you may reach a point where you’re considering quitting your job to provide full-time care for…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on July 27, 2020

Many people commonly feel fatigued during the afternoon. It’s not unusual for adults to feel tired from overexertion, and some might feel tired secondary to a lack of restful sleep the night before. But approximately 20 percent of seniors experience excessive daytime sleepiness. The generalized fatigue occurs on most days…

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

A nutritious diet can help a senior maintain a healthy weight, which reduces undue stress on affected joints. Eating healthier reduces inflammation and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, which increases blood circulation while reducing nerve sensitivity. Although a healthy diet cannot cure arthritis, several foods provide a number of benefits…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on June 22, 2020

Hoarding is never an easy subject to discuss, and it can be even more challenging when a senior has dementia. The cognitive decline and memory loss caused by dementia may make a senior behave irrationally and hoard massive amounts of belongings. Hoarding can make an environment unsafe, but forcing your…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on June 8, 2020

A University of Wisconsin study found certain stressful life experiences may age the brain by nearly two years. This supplements additional research suggesting stress may affect the brain in a way that increases the risk of cognitive decline or developing related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimers.net has identified some…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on May 25, 2020

Wandering is a symptom of dementia that places a senior’s safety at risk. Although your elderly loved one may wander for many different reasons, you can use the following strategies to help him or her stay safe at home. Try to Identify a Reason As you spend time with your…