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6 Ways to Reduce your Risk for Dementia

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The number of people living with dementia is rising as the population ages. Memory loss, confusion, and the inability to do daily tasks are just a few of the symptoms that go under the general term “dementia.” The most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, involves a steady deterioration in brain health. Age is the biggest risk factor for dementia. Nearly one-third of those over 85 have dementia. Genetic factors also contribute to the development of the illness, although they are more significant in uncommon forms of dementia like early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Although research has shown that lifestyle modifications can…

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Home-Modification Bill Could Help Adults Age in Place

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A bill introduced in Congress in May would assist seniors in paying for home modifications that would make their houses more accessible and livable as they age. The Home Modification for Accessibility Act, sponsored by Reps. Charlie Crist and Thomas Suozzi is now in the House Ways and Means Committee. If approved, it would allow seniors who want to make aging-in-place upgrades in their homes to deduct the expenses of such upgrades from their income taxes or pay for the improvements out of their retirement funds without penalty. Rep. Crist said in a statement that many homes don’t have these…

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6 Things to Know When Becoming a Caregiver why Thrive USA Should be your Home

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Home care is a service that allows people to receive the care they require in the comfort of their own homes. For many seniors, this service is life-changing; having the assistance of a home caregiver allows them to stay in their own environment rather than going to an unfamiliar nursing home. For those who choose to work as home caregivers, home care services may be life-changing. What is the role of a home caregiver? The quick answer is that there are a lot of things. A home caregiver has a significant impact on the lives of their clients and their…

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6 Tips for Helping Older Adults Overcome Challenges to Eating Healthy

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As people grow older, their tastes change, which typically leads to a decrease in appetite. Other variables linked with the aging process may also make it difficult for seniors to satisfy their nutritional needs, thus increasing their risk of developing nutritional deficiencies and weakness. Fortunately, the following suggestions may help your senior loved one in overcoming the challenges of eating well. Eat Smaller Meals Instead of serving three large meals a day, provide smaller, more frequent meals to ensure your loved one does not become too full and disinterested in eating the subsequent meal. Make sure the smaller meals are…

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6 Tips for Medication Management for Older Adults

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You may have heard about the importance of medication management if you take care of an aging loved one or if you are getting older yourself. People may develop various chronic diseases as they age, requiring the use of various prescription medications from different prescribers. According to studies, 87% of seniors use at least one prescription medicine, 36% take five or more, and 38% take over-the-counter meds. Drug interactions, adverse effects, and accidentally missing or double dosages are all risks that come with this situation. Medication management is a set of procedures for preventing such events.  Store All Medicines and…

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6 Tips for Seniors to Stay Active and Healthy at Home

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As the end of the coronavirus pandemic remains unknown, most older adult citizens are expected to stay at home to protect their health and welfare and to limit interaction with others. While it is definitely in the best interest of their physical well-being, it may have a huge effect on the mental and emotional health of a senior to feel trapped indoors and away from their routine. To support older adults stay comfortable and happy at home, here are few tips. Move Around the House Regular physical activity provides higher levels of energy, better mood, more relaxation, which can result…

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Best Gift Ideas for Seniors

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This year, Covid-19 will influence how we spend the holidays, and for many of us, that means no typical family celebrations. Unfortunately, the gift of time is always the most cherished gift for an aging loved one, and it could be months before you can comfortably be back in the same room as them. So if you can’t physically spend time with them, adding a special touch to their gift is a way to let them know how much you care for them. Here are five perfect gift ideas to show how much you care for them. Family Photo Calendar…

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How to Brighten the 2020 Holidays for Seniors

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The 2020 Holiday season is here and it is in full swing. As with the vast majority of other holidays this year we know that many celebrations – and possibly some long-standing traditions – will look different. But that doesn’t mean all festivities and celebrations have to stop. At Thrive USA Homecare, we care deeply about helping seniors feel included in the festivities and to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest. If you are a family caregiver, here are some things you can do to help brighten the holidays for seniors this year.  Bring Back Holiday Traditions Familiarity during…

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The Benefits and Effects of Music for People with Alzheimers

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an annual Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADI) movement to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer’s Month began in 2012 with World Alzheimer’s Day taking place on 21 September. This campaign encourages people to take action to combat the stigmatization and raise awareness of the disease. Music is proving to be a successful treatment for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Studies indicate that while dementia causes progressive memory loss and impairment, music memory remains. This means that melodies will sometimes be recalled even after names, faces and phrases…

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4 Safety Tips for Seniors as Maryland Reopens

Communities around the country are beginning to rebound since COVID-19 ‘s initial outbreak, and many people are enjoying the ability to dine at a restaurant, get a haircut or visit with friends and relatives. While many are ready to resume living normally, it is necessary to understand the potential risks of COVID-19 and how to reduce the chance of spreading infection. For those at a higher risk of illness due to age or long-term health problems, it’s important to take action to reduce the risk of getting sick. We have compiled some safety tips for  seniors and caregivers to keep…

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