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By AH Miami Dade, 9:00 am on February 8, 2024

Following a healthy diet can reduce the risk of a recurrent stroke. The nutrients from healthy food options can also return many of the functions lost due to the brain attack. Below are foods family caregivers should add to the diets of senior stroke survivors during recovery.    1. Blueberries Blueberries can support the restoration …

By AH Miami Dade, 9:00 am on February 6, 2024

While seniors with Parkinson’s may have some physical or cognitive limitations, they can still participate in enjoyable activities. Therapeutic activities can increase muscle coordination and mobility while promoting a positive mood. Here are six therapeutic activities seniors with Parkinson’s disease may enjoy.    1. Gardening Gardening is an excellent therapeutic activity for seniors with Parkinson’s …

By AH Miami Dade, 9:00 am on February 5, 2024

Dementia is a progressive condition that causes cognitive decline as well as mood changes. It’s common for seniors with dementia to experience feelings of depression, anxiety, and apathy. However, family caregivers can use the following tips to manage dementia-related mood swings in a senior loved one.    Know the Triggers One of the best ways …

By AH Miami Dade, 9:00 am on February 2, 2024

If your elderly loved one has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he or she can continue to live a happy and healthy life with the right support. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.    Consider Long-Term Care The rate Parkinson’s disease progresses can vary from person to person, and the uncertainty …

By AH Miami Dade, 9:00 am on January 26, 2024

Many seniors and their family caregivers worry that memory loss is a sign of dementia, but occasional forgetfulness is more often just a normal part of aging. If your aging family member sometimes forgets a word or misplaces his or her car keys, there’s usually no cause for concern. Short-term memory loss that comes on …

By AH Miami Dade, 9:00 am on January 25, 2024

Most antidepressants come with lengthy lists of side effects. For seniors, the addition of these drugs to their existing lists of medications may not be the best way to manage depression. Fortunately, there are a number of safe and natural therapies for alleviating depression aging adults can rely on instead.   Evaluate Lifestyle Choices Before …

By AH Miami Dade, 9:00 am on January 24, 2024

Carrying out home projects on a fixed income can be difficult, which is one of the reasons so many seniors let their homes fall into disrepair. Neglecting relatively minor maintenance issues could result in expensive problems down the road. Here’s a quick look at seven financing options and assistance programs that can help seniors repair …