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By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 11, 2017

Studies indicate seniors who engage in daily mental stimulation reduce the risk of developing dementia by 30 to 40 percent. Playing word games can keep the brain functioning properly. These games help the brain concentrate and boost critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities. Whether the games are played online or…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 28, 2017

Prom night isn’t always for young couples. Many senior-friendly organizations and clubs arrange prom nights for their members or for the general public. Attending prom nights allows seniors to socialize and reminisce about the past. Here are some tips and suggestions for putting on such an event for seniors.  1….

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 14, 2017

You’ve likely heard of Alzheimer’s disease. This common form of dementia affects many seniors, and it impacts their cognitive function and behavior. However, you may not know about some of the different types of Alzheimer’s such as familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD). This brief guide to FAD can help you determine…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 24, 2017

As seniors age, they may find it difficult to maintain healthy hygiene habits. However, there are several things caregivers can do to help elderly loved ones manage their personal hygiene. This checklist can help seniors and their caregivers develop healthy grooming habits. Don’t Scrub Too Hard In their younger days,…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 10, 2017

When your caregiving duties are making you feel agitated all the time, you may be headed for burnout. For this reason, you should be aware of these seven common reasons caregivers burn out so you can take preventative action now. 1. Getting Sick or Injured The long hours you spend…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on June 26, 2017

People over the age of 65 are more prone to heat stroke than their younger counterparts. Not only do their bodies have a difficult time adjusting to sudden temperature changes, but they may also have medical conditions that make them susceptible to heat exhaustion. Caregivers should be able to identify…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on June 12, 2017

There are many good things that happen each day, but some seniors tend to focus on the negatives. However, there are some small things in life that could enhance their wellbeing. Here is a list of eight things older adults should take the time to enjoy.  1. Watching the Grandchildren…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on May 29, 2017

Many aging adults compile bucket lists, which gives them the chance to dream big. Typical bucket list activities can range from traveling the world to learning a new skill. Preparing a bucket list can help seniors pursue their passions, stay healthy and active, and enjoy a high quality of life….

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on May 15, 2017

Social media has become an important part of life, and many people have found fame through this platform. A growing number of older adults are also using social media and gaining popularity. Here are five senior social media stars with a massive fan following. 1. Charles Marvin Green Jr. This…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on April 24, 2017

Adjusting to the senior years is difficult for many older adults and their families. Geriatric social workers can help the elderly manage several financial, health, and social problems caused by aging. There are a variety of age-related health conditions that can make it more challenging for seniors to live independently….