5 Tips for Managing Knee Pain

Older adults often suffer from knee pain due to osteoarthritis, a kind of arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs because of the stress a person puts on the joints during their lifetime. Bone tissue is constantly broken down and repaired. However, when a person has osteoarthritis, they body cannot keep up with the demand to repair the joints and they become worn down and damaged. When knees are painful, … [Read more...]

Kitchen Appliances Your Parents Need for Nutritious Meals

Are you worried that your parents aren't eating well? They may be eating enough, but that doesn't mean they're getting the right nutrients. Processed foods are often simple for a senior to prepare, but they're unhealthy choices. Traditional cooking methods may be too much for your parents as they age. They don't need to focus on takeout meals or processed foods. These appliances can help your … [Read more...]

Is Your Senior’s COPD Getting Worse?

COPD is a progressive illness because there is no cure for it and it gradually becomes worse and worse. It might not be easy for you or your senior to pinpoint exactly when her COPD is worsening, though. Exacerbations, or temporary worsening of symptoms, might be more common, but here are some other signs that your senior’s condition is getting more serious. She’s Embarrassed about COPD … [Read more...]

What is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and LATE?

In the spring of 2019, scientists revealed the discovery of a new type of dementia they named LATE. Like Alzheimer's, LATE seems to be milder than Alzheimer's and doesn't appear until after the age of 80. When studying the brain, the scientists found that unlike Alzheimer's, LATE patients don't have the build-up of amyloid plaques or tau proteins. The reason they say this is so important is … [Read more...]

Tips for Managing Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, known as xerostomia to doctors, is a condition that occurs when the salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva to keep the mouth wet. In addition to being uncomfortable, seniors who suffer from this problem can also have trouble eating and speaking. Dry mouth can be caused by medications or an underlying problem, so it’s a good idea to have your aging relative checked out by a doctor … [Read more...]

Does Caffeine Affect Blood Pressure?

When you’re a family caregiver to an older adult with high blood pressure, you may put a lot of thought into what they eat. Of course, eating a heart healthy, low salt diet is important. But, how much thought do you give what they drink? It turns out that, for some people with high blood pressure, drinking caffeinated beverages may be a problem.   About Caffeine Caffeine is a … [Read more...]

How Can I Start My Aging Parent on Container Gardening?

Container gardening is ideal for seniors with mobility issues because it doesn’t require them to get close to the ground. There is also less bending, stooping, and full-body digging. Traditional gardening requires a lot of physical ability and strain, but many aging adults can be successful at container gardening, even those in wheelchairs. As long as they have some support and help from family … [Read more...]

We Loved Celebrating our Nurses this Month!

ICYMI: We Loved Celebrating our Nurses this Month! This May we enjoyed celebrating National Nurses Week! Each of our locations took time to honor our nurses in a special way! This included a little "Guess Who" fun with our Palm Beach team! With 4 million nurses registered in America, we loved the American Nurses Association's 2019 theme "4 million reasons to celebrate!" We celebrate the … [Read more...]

The Right Balance of Protein Helps Your Dad Stay Healthy

Falls can be devastating in older adults. One way to maintain balance and avoid falling is by keeping muscles strong and bones healthy. A lack of protein impacts both. One thing experts are finding is that a chronic health condition often impacts how well the body uses protein. If your dad has a chronic health condition, as the majority of aging adults do, is he getting enough protein? Chronic … [Read more...]

Four Fast Tips for Blasting Stress

Being a caregiver means dealing with stress. And sometimes that stress comes out of nowhere with the speed of light. Your responses to stress also need to come at the speed of light and they will if you practice. Rephrase What You’re Thinking Right Now When stress hits you right between the eyes your first thoughts are not going to be pretty. You can’t necessarily help that just yet, but … [Read more...]

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