By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on August 12, 2020

Taking on the role of family caregiver is something that should be given some thought before you fully commit to this responsibility. While you may feel a sense of obligation to your senior loved one, you won’t be doing yourself any favors if you’re not as prepared as possible before…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 29, 2020

Playing card and board games can be fun and enjoyable for people of all ages, including seniors. For the elderly, games of this nature could also provide an added cognitive boost. Here are five reasons your senior loved one may benefit from increased cognition by regularly playing card and/or board…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 15, 2020

A type of meditation, mindfulness is the practice of promoting relaxation and an increased awareness of thoughts and the immediate environment in a way that enhances mental focus and clarity. It’s a technique that can be adopted by people of all ages, including seniors. While the mind-body perks associated with…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on June 24, 2020

There’s often a focus on the physical needs of seniors, especially among family caregivers who may be providing some type of assistance. This is understandable, since older adults sometimes have a variety of physical care needs that have to be met, but it’s just as important to be mindful of…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on June 10, 2020

Many senior citizens live healthy, productive lives and are able to enjoy vibrant lifestyles thanks to the habits they’ve adopted and remain devoted to maintaining. By following in their footsteps, other aging adults are more likely to live happier, healthier lives. Here are some of the best habits seniors can…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on May 27, 2020

Some people enjoy being active throughout their lives, while others become active to get in shape or lose weight. By engaging in physical activities or regular exercise routines, seniors can boost their overall health. Here are a few ways exercise benefits older adults. Boosts Cognitive Function Aging causes several changes…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on May 13, 2020

An estimated 30 percent of seniors experience chronic pain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic pain results in 15 percent of seniors taking prescription pain medications to reduce their symptoms. Chronic pain affects seniors mentally, emotionally, and physically. Treating this pain can boost quality of life….

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on April 29, 2020

Parkinson’s can affect sleep patterns, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. In fact, it’s estimated that approximately 30 percent of people with Parkinson’s experience sleep-related problems. If your senior loved one has Parkinson’s disease and is sleeping too much, here are four specific reasons this could be the case and some…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on April 15, 2020

If you’re taking care of an aging loved one, it’s time to come up with a comprehensive plan for handling the new coronavirus. This particular virus appears to be especially dangerous for older adults who have compromised immune systems or any underlying health problems. Here’s a look at just a…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on March 25, 2020

Smoking is something nearly 35 million Americans still do, according to the CDC. If you’re caring for a senior loved one who smokes, take comfort in knowing it’s never too late to quit. Accomplishing this goal can be challenging, even if your loved one is well aware of the many…