By Manpreet Dhalla, 9:00 am on August 4, 2020
Being a caregiver for an aging family member is one of the most challenging jobs there is. Family caregivers experience a lot of unusual challenges, but the right support can help them overcome these difficulties. If you’re a family caregiver, you need to be aware of these reasons you may…
By Manpreet Dhalla, 9:00 am on July 21, 2020
Older adults are especially susceptible to serious respiratory issues, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnea, and lung cancer. With conditions of this nature, the first step is to ensure your aging loved one is receiving proper treatment from the doctor or an appropriate specialist. As…
By Manpreet Dhalla, 9:00 am on July 7, 2020
There are many effective ways of managing hearing loss, ranging from implanted devices to external hearing aids. However, seniors cannot get all the benefits of these treatments unless they’re diagnosed with hearing loss in the first place, and it can be surprisingly difficult to notice. You need to carefully keep…
By Manpreet Dhalla, 9:00 am on June 16, 2020
Spending time outdoors exposes seniors to sunshine, which helps their bodies make vitamin D. Outdoor activities also help seniors enjoy the relaxing benefits of being in nature. The following activities are all safe for seniors and provide even more benefits for their wellbeing. 1. Pack a Picnic Lunch Seniors sometimes…
By Manpreet Dhalla, 9:00 am on June 2, 2020
Seniors with Alzheimer’s may eventually lose the ability to talk during the later stages of this progressive condition. This can be heartbreaking and even a little frustrating at times. However, there are still ways you can continue to communicate and interact with a senior loved one even after he or…
By Manpreet Dhalla, 9:00 am on May 19, 2020
It’s important for seniors to retain a sense of independence. When older adults have the freedom to pursue their favorite activities and do things for themselves, it boosts their self-esteem, mental health, and overall wellness. Here are a few ways caregivers can help their senior loved ones stay independent for…
By Manpreet Dhalla, 9:00 am on May 5, 2020
Taking care of an aging loved one can result in some major communication problems, and many family caregivers quickly begin to realize this part of the job is going to be very complicated. If your loved one is being stubborn or acting difficult, you might want to change your tactics….
By Manpreet Dhalla, 9:00 am on April 21, 2020
It’s one thing to be bored as a teenager and another thing entirely to be bored as a senior. The difference is that boredom for older adults may affect mental health or contribute to mood shifts and other behavioral issues. If you have a senior loved one who is routinely…
By Manpreet Dhalla, 9:00 am on April 7, 2020
Coronavirus has everyone understandably concerned these days. It can be especially worrisome for both seniors and family caregivers. For older adults, this virus is risky because aging immune systems are less capable of handling new challenges. If you’re a family caregiver, your own health is equally important, since you’ll be…
By Manpreet Singh Dhalla, 9:00 am on March 17, 2020
Mixed dementia is a combination of different types of dementia. Also known as multifactorial dementia, it’s often characterized by the same types of abnormal protein deposits associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which is the most common form of dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association also cites research suggesting mixed dementia could be…