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Posts by Kevin Bilderback

Five Ways to Help Your Senior’s Memory Stay Strong

Keeping your elderly family member’s brain strong is one of the best ways to help her to avoid memory problems and cognitive difficulties. But can you really do that? Use Calendars and Reminders Calendars and reminders are a fantastic way to help bolster your elderly family member’s memory. They’re always right there and your senior…

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Tips for Helping Elders be More Literate About Their Health

October is Health Literacy Month. This is the ideal opportunity for both you and your aging parent to take steps to increase health literacy, and take control over their current and future health. This not only gives them the opportunity to enjoy better health as they age, but also makes your care efforts easier and…

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Can Your Senior Care for an Adopted Dog?

Adopting a dog can be a fantastic way for your aging parent to experience better health and well-being as they age. Many studies have demonstrated the exceptional benefits of pet ownership for elderly adults, including lower stress, lower blood pressure, reducing depression and anxiety, helping to get more exercise, and more. As a family caregiver,…

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How to Use Gratitude Regularly

If you’re only keeping up with gratitude and practices of grateful expression now and then, you might be missing out. Being a caregiver can often mean that you’re in situations that feel negative. Gratitude can help you to find the joy and the good in any situation. Look Around for Five Beautiful Things When you’re…

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When Should You Seek Emergency Care for a Senior Who Has Suffered a Concussion?

Traumatic brain injuries such as concussions impact nearly 3 million people throughout the United States each year, and are the cause of approximately 30% of all injury-related deaths. Not all concussions are serious, however. Many people experience mild concussions and recover quickly and completely. Your parent may not even lose consciousness after having suffered a…

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Tips for Keeping a Senior with Balance Problems Stay Safe

Balance problems are common among elderly adults. Your senior may experience issues with balance for a wide variety of reasons, including arthritis, weakness in the muscles and joints, dizziness, compromised gait, and more. This difficulty with balance can make your parent more vulnerable to experiencing falls that can result in serious injuries. If your parent…

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3 Reasons Why Seniors Should Adopt a Cat

Is your elderly mom or dad feeling lonely or bored? Do they need a renewed sense of purpose in their life? Are they largely homebound or even bedridden? Would they benefit from being more active? Do they love animals? If your aging parent meets the criteria above, it may be time for them to consider…

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What Can You Do When You Don’t Know What to Do?

There are going to be times as a caregiver in which you don’t know what to do at all. That’s okay and there are ways to cope. Sit Down and Visualize the Situation Working out Perfectly Sometimes you don’t know what to do, but you know how you want the situation to work out. In…

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Help! My Aging Parent Is Afraid to Use Social Media

It’s hard to imagine staying in touch with friends and family nowadays without social media. However, your elderly parents lived their entire lives without it, relying on letters, phone calls and face-to-face visits. They could feel much more connected to their loved ones if they were online, but there are many obstacles they face. With…

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