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By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on July 24, 2024

Massages can definitely be a great way to relax, but they also offer specific benefits that can promote senior health. Here’s a list of positive effects massage therapy may have for your senior loved one.  Reduced Pain  One of the most noticeable benefits of massage therapy is a decrease in…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on July 22, 2024

It’s never too late to quit smoking. Even seniors can obtain health benefits from smoking cessation. Here are six reasons your senior loved one needs to quit smoking to enjoy better health. 1. Reduce Heart Attack Risk Smoking is one of the most significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease and…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on July 12, 2024

You’ve probably heard red wine has certain health benefits for the elderly when consumed in moderation. While that holds true in many ways, there are also special considerations older adults should take into account when drinking alcohol.  A professional caregiver can encourage your loved one to make healthy choices that…

By Lifestar Home Care, 9:00 am on July 10, 2024

The symptoms of dementia can make eating and other daily activities challenging for the elderly. While seniors in general experience diminished appetites, dementia can also lead seniors to forget to eat or to develop feelings of paranoia about their food and the caregivers serving it. If your elderly loved one…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on July 8, 2024

The neurological disorder known as Parkinson’s is common in adults over the age of 60 due to a combination of external and genetic factors. If your aging loved one has developed the disease, you’ll need to make adjustments to preserve many of his or her abilities and boost his or…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on June 28, 2024

There’s nothing more rewarding than spending time with an aging loved one. Family members have the chance to build a stronger bond with a parent or grandparent by participating in activities together. There are numerous options that provide the chance to enjoy quality time together.  Look through Photo Albums Looking…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on June 26, 2024

With new advances being made in the field of medicine, there’s no reason seniors can’t live to be 100. However, older adults may have to put some effort into maintaining their health. Seniors who want to become centenarians should consider taking the following steps.  1. Follow a Healthier Diet Diet…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on June 24, 2024

During the golden years, a walk down memory lane can offer many benefits for a senior’s mental and emotional health. Here are a few reasons your elderly loved one should take time to look back on fond memories.  1. Boost Memory Seniors sometimes experience memory loss as they age. For…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on June 14, 2024

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, followed by Lewy body dementia. Older adults who develop Lewy body dementia have large amounts of protein deposits known as Lewy bodies in their nerve cells. These proteins can increase memory loss and cause a decrease in motor skills. Continue reading…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on June 12, 2024

In most cases, telling a lie is unwise. However, in dementia care, lying is sometimes the kindest thing caregivers can do. Lying is also a key component of habilitation therapy, a mode of dementia treatment popular with many psychological experts. If you’re wondering whether it’s better to use truth or…