How Do You Find an Effective, Safe Exercise Program for Your Mom?

Your mom fell and broke her arm. To prevent additional falls, her medical team suggests making sure she’s increasing her activity to work with muscle strength, balance, and stamina. How do you find the best exercise program for her that won’t raise her fall risk even more? Ask Her Doctor Never let your mom start…

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4 Ways Seniors Can Improve Their Quality Of Life

January is International Quality of Life Month and it’s a great time to focus on making sure that your senior loved ones have the best possible qualify of life. Often when caring for senior loved ones family caregivers focus on the medical health of their senior parents and don’t really think about their quality of…

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Osteoporosis Pain Management Tips for the Elderly

There are different conditions that can cause pain in the elderly. One of the common conditions is called osteoporosis. When someone has this condition, they have an increased risk of fracturing or breaking a bone. The reason for this is because the pain can make the person weak and off balance. If your elderly loved…

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Core Strengthening Tips for Senior Citizens

Has your elderly loved one been working out at all? They don’t need a gym membership or an intense workout program. However, it might help to share the benefits of a core-strengthening workout with your elderly loved one. Research shows that as people get older they lose muscle, especially in their core. When this happens,…

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Why Do Senior Citizens Have Trouble Waking Up?

Many senior citizens have trouble waking up in the morning. They may feel fatigued, exhausted, or even in pain upon waking up. Why are so many elderly people struggling with getting up out of bed and starting their day? As a family caregiver, this may be something that you want to find out in order…

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Are Your Parents Taking Care of Their Teeth Correctly?

During National Dental Hygiene Month, it’s a good time to address proper oral care with your mom and dad. It’s especially important when you consider that 96% of adults over the age of 64 have at least one cavity. And 68% of older adults already have gum disease. Poor oral care can impact your parents’…

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Learn About the Emotional Toll Caregiving Can Have on You

Have you been feeling down lately? Does this especially happen after you get home from caring for your elderly loved one or maybe even while you are at their house taking care of them? The emotional toll of caregiving is a real thing. Maybe, you aren’t sure whether your caregiving tasks are the direct cause…

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What Is Becoming More Difficult for Your Senior?

When you first start looking at ways to make life easier for your senior, you need to assess where she’s facing challenges. That lets you know where you have to start and what might be the best path forward to support her goals. Running Errands and Planning Outings There was probably a time when your…

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Best Lotions For Seniors With Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition that typically affects middle-aged women who have fair or light skin. It can also affect many seniors and can be identified by the red rash with small pus-filled bumps along the skin. You may see it on a senior’s cheeks or other areas of the face, and no one knows…

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Spring Wellness Tips for Your Family

Spring starts a new season, which makes it an excellent time to focus on family wellness. After a long winter, you and your parents may not have gotten as much exercise as you should have. It’s hard to keep up with walks outside when it’s cold and snowy. Now is a great time to change…

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