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By AH Miami-Dade, 9:00 am on July 5, 2023

Parkinson’s disease is a health condition that starts in the brain but causes symptoms throughout the entire body that can have a significant impact on a senior’s quality of life. While scientists are still working to find a cure, there are treatments that can slow the progression of the disease and preserve a senior’s abilities. …

By AH Miami-Dade, 9:00 am on June 28, 2023

Dementia poses several communication challenges for family caregivers. Cognitive decline often impairs a senior’s ability to express him or herself. Here are some strategies to help you relate successfully with your aging loved one with dementia. Mentally Place Yourself in Your Loved One’s Position Imagine what dementia is like and the communication problems it creates. …

By AH Miami-Dade, 9:00 am on June 21, 2023

Living at home can give seniors a sense of familiarity, which is essential for their mental, physical, and emotional health. However, there will be challenges many aging adults face as time goes by, from memory issues to safety hazards around the home. Therefore, live-in care could be beneficial and necessary for older adults if they …

By AH Miami-Dade, 9:00 am on June 7, 2023

Brain health refers to the capacity to learn, think, reason, and recall information. As seniors age, their brain cells and neural connections decrease, causing cognitive decline. Still, you can delay or minimize this process for your senior loved one. Here are five methods that can help. 1. Serve Your Loved One Foods that Optimize Brain …

By AH Miami-Dade, 9:00 am on May 24, 2023

If the rigors of caregiving have left you drained, in-home respite care services can revive you. While you get a reprieve, a diligent caregiver will provide care for your senior loved one. You determine the length and frequency of in-home respite care. Here’s what you and your loved one will gain. You’ll Have Time for …

By AH Miami-Dade, 9:00 am on May 17, 2023

Aging causes arteries to become harder and narrower. When this occurs, they’re more likely to clog with fatty material, increasing the odds of having a stroke. As a family caregiver, it would be best to learn more about stroke prevention to develop ways to keep your senior loved one’s blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight at …

By AH Miami-Dade, 9:00 am on May 10, 2023

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 36 million adults aged 65 and over experience falls annually. Statistics also indicate that 25 percent of falls cause serious injuries that include fractures and traumatic brain injuries. Families have the chance to dramatically reduce injury risks for their elderly loved ones by making their homes …

By AH Miami-Dade, 9:00 am on May 3, 2023

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s may be difficult for your senior loved one to accept for many reasons, such as the thought of losing the ability to take on daily activities alone or the fear of forgetting specific people, places, and situations. However, there are steps you can take to slow the progression of the disease …