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By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on September 25, 2020

Regular library trips are recommended for aging adults. A trip to the library can be enjoyable, and seniors can gain the following benefits when they visit. 1. Read Books for Free Few things in life are free. Yet the library offers an opportunity to check out free books, ranging from…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on September 11, 2020

If you’re caring for an elderly loved one with Alzheimer’s, you know the importance of maintaining a strict schedule. And if you’re new to caregiving, you may not understand why sticking to a daily routine is so essential. Learn about the benefits of following regular schedules for seniors with Alzheimer’s…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on August 28, 2020

Even though many people start developing hoarding habits as teenagers and young adults, some of the symptoms might not become apparent until later in life. Once seniors live alone and their professional responsibilities fade, they can lose control over their compulsive actions. Catching the early warning signs of hoarding can…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on August 14, 2020

with cognitive decline, whether it’s related to dementia or not, may begin to get lost on a fairly regular basis. Getting “lost” may involve having difficulty driving to and from familiar locations or losing track of dates and times. Situations like these can certainly be reasons for family caregivers to…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on July 31, 2020

Although depression is common among older adults, the disorder isn’t normal. There are steps the elderly can take to stave off depression and enhance their quality of life. However, they need to know more about what causes the condition. Take a look at a few reasons seniors develop depression and…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on July 17, 2020

Seniors with dementia commonly become fearful, frustrated, angry, or otherwise emotionally upset when exposed to unfamiliar locations, large groups of people, or overly stimulating situations. However, with routine opportunities for socialization, seniors affected by cognitive disorders are often easier to calm. Socializing while living with dementia has been shown to…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 26, 2020

Getting older may be viewed as full of opportunities, especially as individuals look forward to retiring and having more time to spend doing the things they love. However, there are some common physical changes associated with aging that can pose some challenges for older adults who want to remain active….

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 12, 2020

According to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey, nearly 90 percent of adults aged 50 to 64 are online, and more than 60 percent of seniors 65 and older reported being regular Internet users. Covering everything from health to humor and just about every topic in between, websites catering to…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 29, 2020

The fountain of youth may be elusive, but people have found a few secrets to happiness in the golden years that everyone should know. Finding a way to be happy no matter what life throws your way can help you make the most out of each day. It’s true that…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 15, 2020

Dementia is a progressive condition that causes symptoms, such as memory loss, confusion, poor decision-making, and agitation, to worsen over time. However, developing a proper care plan, taking medications correctly, and letting go of bad habits could slow the progression of this neurological disorder and boost quality of life. Below…