Five Tips for Making Sure Your Parent Eats Enough Produce

Now that your parents are older, they no longer enjoy cooking meals. Cooking for two doesn't hold the same appeal as when your mom cooked for an entire family. They've turned to processed foods and takeout. You're worried that they're not eating the amount of fruits and vegetables they need for optimal health. You can't be there every night to make sure they're eating properly. What do you do? Here are five tips for making sure your parents eat enough produce. Add Vegetables ... Read more

Talking to Your Senior About Their New Care Arrangement

Starting care for your aging parent can be one of the best choices that you make for your senior. As their family caregiver you want to make sure that they are getting everything that they need to live the highest quality of life possible, and home care can help you to achieve that goal. In order for both of you to enjoy the most benefit from this care, however, you want to make sure that everything is working well. Talking to ... Read more

Can Your Aging Adult Experience Memory Loss Due to Her Health?

When your elderly family member starts experiencing memory loss, she might chalk it up to aging or even to dementia, but that's not always the culprit. The truth is that there are a variety of situations that can steal your senior's memory. And the good news is that some of these issues are reversible, which can return her memory to her. Brain Injuries or Infections. Whether your aging family member falls and hits her head or has a tumor or infection in her ... Read more

Brain Food: Are There Foods That Help the Brain Work Better?

The brain is one of the most important organs in the body. But, like the rest of the body, it too ages. Unfortunately, brain health can decline, just like physical health in other areas of the body. The good news is that there are ways to protect against decline. One way is to eat certain foods that protect brain health. Below are several foods that can be included in the diets of older adults to help the brain work better. Blueberries. Research shows ... Read more

Ways to Get Your Dad’s Medication Information Organized and Accessible

Your dad's medication information should be organized and made accessible to anyone with medical power of attorney. Your dad's doctor, dentist, and any other specialists may need exact information during an appointment. It's important to have a list ready to go. In terms of medication information, you need to know prescription medications, over-the-counter remedies, vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements. If your dad likes a medicinal tea, it must be included. Herbs and over-the-counter pills may conflict with treatments doctors want to use. ... Read more
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