By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on August 14, 2019

While there’s no single certain cause of Alzheimer’s, studies have shown diet can play a role in the risk of developing the disease. Certain foods may boost memory and cognitive function, while others can lead to Alzheimer’s and other diseases. Help your senior loved one reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s…

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 24, 2019

Depending on the severity and type of Parkinson’s disease your loved one was diagnosed with, the physician may prescribe certain medications or even complementary or alternative therapies. The symptoms and progression of Parkinson’s vary widely from person to person, and treatment plans vary as a result. The best care plan…

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 10, 2019

Dementia doesn’t just impact the memory. The cognitive damage caused by the disorder can also cause perceptual difficulties, including hallucinations. Ahead, learn why seniors with dementia hallucinate and what caregivers can do to mitigate the situation. When seniors with dementia hallucinate, they perceive the presence of something that isn’t really…

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on June 26, 2019

Alzheimer’s is a progressive condition with several distinct stages. While there are different methods of classification, many researchers separate the disease into three stages: early, middle, and late. Each stage is associated with certain symptoms and time frames, and each senior with Alzheimer’s will have unique experiences. Ahead, learn what…

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on June 12, 2019

Elderly people are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital than younger adults. Preventing multiple hospital readmissions among older individuals is the desired outcome, but this can be challenging. Here are five common reasons for elderly hospital readmissions. 1. Infections Seniors may have acquired infections during the first hospitalization,…

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on May 29, 2019

Having the love and support of family can help seniors maintain a high quality of life and boost their overall health. The engagement could also prevent many age-related conditions that impact older adults. Below are some of the main reasons family is important in a senior’s life. Boosts Confidence Spending…

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on May 15, 2019

Home care is one option your family may be considering for helping your senior loved one age gracefully. However, there may be certain people in your family who have heard myths about what it means to have someone provide care in your loved one’s home. Since falling for these myths…

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on April 24, 2019

As people age, the risk for constipation rises. It’s essential that constipation be recognized and treated quickly to prevent pain and bowel obstruction. Here are some ways to help your senior loved one with chronic constipation. Encourage Fluid Intake Many seniors don’t drink enough water, and they may become dehydrated….

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on April 10, 2019

Seniors who engage in their communities can have better health and stave off various age-related conditions. While around town, they can form friendships with other residents. Building social connections can boost quality of life for aging adults. Take a look at a few key reasons the elderly should be active…

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on March 27, 2019

Taking care of an elderly loved one can be an enjoyable experience as long as you remember to take care of yourself in the process. It’s easy to get worn out and overwhelmed if you forget to take breaks and do things that bring you joy. Below are some fun…

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