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By David Parks, 9:00 am on October 21, 2020

After having a heart attack, it’s necessary for a senior to prepare for a few lifestyle changes that can prevent a recurrence and offer the best chances for a successful recovery. While it can be frightening to return home after a heart attack, your older loved one can expect to…

By David Parks, 9:00 am on October 7, 2020

A number of warning signs can indicate a senior is developing dementia, but for adult children living apart from their parents, these signs can be challenging to identify. The following common but sometimes subtle signs help you recognize when your aging loved one needs assistance. 1. Memory Loss People with…

By David Parks, 9:00 am on September 23, 2020

Certain health conditions can make it unsafe for seniors to age in place independently, and sometimes they need 24-hour supervision so they can remain as safe and healthy as possible. Because many families don’t have the time, resources, and expertise to provide the care their elderly loved ones need in…

When taking care of an elderly loved one, communication is key, and it’s important to have a strategy to establish how effective communication will take place between you and your loved one. Rather than going into the situation unprepared, knowing the best ways to communicate with your parent will be instrumental in ensuring his or her care needs are met and he or she is able to enjoy the highest level of comfort and quality of life. Develop an Individual Strategy If you’re going to be acting as the primary caregiver for your loved one, you have to create a communication strategy based on your experiences with him or her. For instance, if you know your parent is very independent,…

By David Parks, 9:00 am on September 9, 2020

Although the thyroid is a relatively small gland located in the front of the throat, it produces important hormones that regulate metabolism and control body temperature. If something causes the thyroid to produce too many hormones, which is a condition called hyperthyroidism, then a person can lose weight, sweat excessively,…

By David Parks, 9:00 am on August 19, 2020

Being a long-distance caregiver can be an overwhelming experience. Providing practical help and support from miles away can be difficult, especially if your senior loved one is living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or another serious condition. Long-distance caregiving can elicit a variety of different feelings. Here are five common emotions experienced…

By David Parks, 9:00 am on August 18, 2020

If you’re taking care of a senior loved one who has Alzheimer’s, you need to make sure the environment is safe. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia, and while your loved one may be able to make his or her needs known, his or her reasoning skills may be…

By David Parks, 9:00 am on August 5, 2020

As a caregiver, you’ll often spend a lot of time interacting with the healthcare professionals in your senior loved one’s life. Enhancing communication with healthcare experts can help you ensure your loved one’s needs are met.  Take Notes No matter how well you think you can listen, you may find…

By David Parks, 9:00 am on July 22, 2020

Your aging parent’s caregiver is a professional, but the caregiver can also become an integral part of your family. Home caregivers enjoy getting to know the aging adults they care for each day. They also know building strong relationships with family members helps seniors get the most from their care….

By David Parks, 5:03 pm on April 7, 2020

Some of the most common types of exercises include simple cardio, like jogging, walking, riding a bike, or taking the stairs. They’re easy enough for many people to do and stay active. But for wheelchair-bound seniors, this is unfortunately not the case. Wheelchair-bound seniors have restricted mobility and need alternative…