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By AH Columbia, 9:00 am on May 23, 2024

Working through the changes that often accompany dementia-related memory loss can be a tough adjustment for you and your senior loved one. Music therapy for elderly people with dementia can address some of these challenges by stimulating memories, reducing anxiety, and boosting mood.  Listening to music is just one of the many ways older adults can …

By AH Columbia, 9:00 am on May 9, 2024

As Parkinson’s disease (PD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, are both progressive neurodegenerative diseases, many people confuse the terms. Below is some information on the basic differences between Parkinson’s and ALS to help you better understand the two diseases.    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS involves the degeneration of motor …

By AH Columbia, 9:00 am on April 18, 2024

Persistent loneliness is a big concern for many seniors, and it can have far-reaching consequences. Some side effects of long-term isolation include anxiety, depression, inadequate sleep, and high blood pressure. If you suspect your senior loved one is lonely, use the following tips to bring a little happiness into his or her life.   Engage …

By AH Columbia, 9:00 am on April 4, 2024

Salads can be easily prepared, and they rarely contain cooked ingredients. When created using the right fruits and vegetables, salads can be beneficial for health. Here are a few nutritious salads your elderly loved one is sure to enjoy.    1. Crab Salad Combine diced crab meat with chopped tomatoes, corn, onion, and dill for …

By AH Columbia, 9:00 am on March 27, 2024

Aging makes seniors susceptible to abuse. Older adults with dementia, vision or hearing issues, limited mobility, and other health concerns are more likely to experience neglect or mistreatment than their healthier counterparts. Here are five tips for preventing your senior loved one from experiencing elder abuse.   1. Recognize the Signs When seniors are being …

By AH Columbia, 9:00 am on March 15, 2024

Meal planning for seniors is often difficult due to nutritional needs, food intolerances, and health conditions. However, preparing meals in advance can save caregivers time and minimize stress while also making it easier for seniors to feed themselves. Instead of having to cook homemade meals, older adults can simply reheat pre-prepared dishes. Here are six …

By AH Columbia, 9:00 am on March 13, 2024

Becoming a family caregiver doesn’t mean you have to give up your current job. It’s important to maintain as much of your normal routine as possible because it can help you prevent depression, isolation, resentment, and caregiver burnout. Here are some of the ways you can balance work with your caregiving duties.  Be Proactive Being …

By AH Columbia, 9:00 am on February 28, 2024

For seniors with Alzheimer’s, games designed to train the brain can be an effective way to bolster their mental acuity. Thanks to an influx of apps, it’s easier than ever to help your senior loved one’s mind stay sharp. Here’s a list of some of the top brain-training games on the market.    1. Eidetic …