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7 Ways to Boost and Improve Mental Health in Seniors

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Now, more than ever, mental health issues are being addressed. However, few people discuss how it impacts the elderly in significant numbers. A lot of life changes occur as people age. Some of these changes are exciting and meaningful, while others are more challenging. Seniors may experience emotional or social challenges they have never faced before, such as loneliness, physical issues, or the death of a spouse. It is important to safeguard your mental health as you age, as seniors are more vulnerable to developing mental health disorders. According to the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20% of adults aged…

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8 Summer Activities Seniors and Caregivers Can Enjoy Together

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Spring and summer are fantastic times of year because the weather is beautiful and the sun is shining! What better time to enjoy the great outdoors and make the most of the great weather? Even if their mental or physical capabilities vary, older folks can still enjoy a variety of summer activities and options. Here are a few fun summer activities that are suitable for seniors to engage in.  Get Outside and Enjoy Nature  With the snow gone and the chilly wind gone, summer is the ideal time to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us. Older adults, whether mobile…

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Understanding Caregiving Burnout and How to Prevent It

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Caring for a loved one may be difficult, and that stress can negatively affect a caregiver’s overall health and well-being. Yet, some caregivers are hesitant to discuss their stress for fear of making their loved one feel guilty or making it look like they aren’t strong enough or well-organized enough to handle their obligations and responsibilities.  According to a 2020 research by the National Alliance for Caregiving, nearly one in every five Americans is a family caregiver.  The care recipient usually requires special attention such as a child or partner with a disability, an older parent, or a loved one…

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6 Signs Your Loved May Need Assistance

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If your aging parent, spouse, or loved one is happy living independently in their home there will likely come a time when they will need some extra assistance in order to manage daily tasks and chores. Is your aging loved one slowing down? If so, it may be time to consider in-home care. Senior in-home care services are designed to improve the quality of life, safety, and overall happiness of the elderly. These services are often tailored to the unique needs of the individual and their level of mobility and independence. Watch out for these six signs your parent needs…

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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 To Help With Holiday Stress

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When it comes to holiday preparation, stress almost always seems to go hand in hand with the celebrations. The extra financial strain of shopping for gifts, as well as the anxiety of seeing challenging family members, (and everything in between), may make this time of year stressful. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  Set yourself up for success with these 6 tips to help you get organized, plan ahead, and remember that the holidays are all about the people you spend them with. Plan Ahead and Make a To-Do List  Last-minute arrangements, changes in travel, and a never-ending…

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5 Cognition-Enhancing Activities for Stroke Recovery

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Strokes can affect sensory, motor, and cognitive impairment in older adults. These problems, if left untreated, may impair one’s ability to think, communicate, move, and perform other daily tasks.

Facts About ALS Support & In-Home Care

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ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), often known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a neuromuscular disease that starts with muscle weakening and progresses to full paralysis throughout the body. Lou Gehrig’s disease is another name for ALS, which is not to be confused with Motor Neuron Disease (MND). The muscles that control eating, swallowing, and speaking degenerate as a result of this condition. It gradually weakens the muscles that control your arms and legs, as well as the muscles that keep your body upright. Finally, it impairs the muscles that allow you to breathe on your own to the point where mechanical…

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Keep Your Kidneys Healthy with These 4 Tips

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In the United States, 33 percent of adults are at risk for kidney disease. Kidney disease is a serious public health concern. Kidney disease is often undetected until it is very advanced. Unfortunately, this is the point at which someone will need dialysis or a transplant.  According to the National Kidney Foundation, only 10% of people with chronic kidney disease are diagnosed. It can cause serious health problems if left unchecked. March is National Kidney Month, so now is a good time to learn more about kidney disease and how to keep your kidneys in good health.  What is the…

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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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