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….

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

Being a family caregiver can be very rewarding, but it also requires a lot of focus and responsibility. When taking care of an elderly family member, you need to make sure he or she remains as healthy and happy as possible. Regardless of whether or not your senior loved one…

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…