How to Handle Your Elderly Loved One Not Recognizing You

By Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM | Feb 26, 2021 | Comments Off on How to Handle Your Elderly Loved One Not Recognizing You

Unfortunately, when someone develops dementia, at some point, they are going to stop recognizing their loved ones.

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Make Sure You’re an Active Part of Your Dad’s Elder Care Plan

By Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM | Feb 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Make Sure You’re an Active Part of Your Dad’s Elder Care Plan

Even if you’re on the other side of the world, you can still be an active part of your dad’s care plan.

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The Guilt of Being a Long-Distance Caregiver and What to Do About It

By Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM | Feb 10, 2021 | Comments Off on The Guilt of Being a Long-Distance Caregiver and What to Do About It

Caregiving for an elderly loved one can be difficult enough. Trying to do it from far away can make you feel guilty.

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Is Your Elderly Loved One at Risk for Heart Disease?

By Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM | Jan 31, 2021 | Comments Off on Is Your Elderly Loved One at Risk for Heart Disease?

To help your elderly loved one live a great, longer life with you and their other loved ones, you should learn what their risk for heart disease is.

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Why Your Mother Needs Tai Chi

By Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM | Jan 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Why Your Mother Needs Tai Chi

Seniors everywhere are learning and practicing tai chi.

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Celebrate Oatmeal Month!

By Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM | Jan 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Celebrate Oatmeal Month!

Ah, oatmeal! It’s warm, it’s comforting, it’s filling, and . . . it’s quite healthy! January is National Oatmeal month, which is great for the oatmeal lovers in our lives.

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Why is Your Elderly Loved One Having Trouble Falling Asleep?

By Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM | Jan 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Why is Your Elderly Loved One Having Trouble Falling Asleep?

Does it seem like your elderly loved one wakes up a lot throughout the night?

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Making the Bathroom Safe for Your Senior – National Bathroom Safety Month in January

By Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM | Jan 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Making the Bathroom Safe for Your Senior – National Bathroom Safety Month in January

January is National Bath Safety Month and as a family caregiver, there might be some things you’ll want to review in your parent’s bathroom to make sure he has the proper tools to stay safe.

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Know the Signs of Senior Depression

By Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM | Jan 1, 2021 | Comments Off on Know the Signs of Senior Depression

Depression afflicts many people over 65, and it can be as dangerous to a senior’s health as smoking.

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Make Sure Mom is Flossing

By Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM | Dec 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Make Sure Mom is Flossing

Way too many people over 65 are not getting the dental care they need. Simultaneously, older people are at risk of poor brushing and flossing habits.

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