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Activities for Elderly Adults to Do Weekly to Improve Their Heart Health

Home Health Care - Activities for Elderly Adults to Do Weekly to Improve Their Heart Health

Heart health is essential for people of all ages, especially for the elderly. Some data shows that about 1 in 3 Americans pass away because of heart disease. Many people who die from this disease are over 50. This is why it is essential for your elderly loved one to participate in activities designed to help improve their heart health. It is important for you to remember that your loved one might feel overwhelmed when they begin a new activity....

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What Might Be Contributing to Your Senior’s Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Senior Care - What Might Be Contributing to Your Senior’s Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic

There’s a lot of stress that goes along with everyday life but during the coronavirus pandemic there is a great deal more stress. Here are some of the possible contributing factors for your senior to experience higher than normal stress levels. Health Worries Are a Huge Contributing Factor Your senior may have plenty of existing health issues to worry about, but the coronavirus pandemic offers one more big concern. She may also be worried about your health and the health...

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What Do You Need in an Incontinence Diary?

Home Care - What Do You Need in an Incontinence Diary?

Incontinence diaries are a great way to ensure you’ve got all the information you need to get help from your senior’s doctor. It’s not as difficult as it might sound to track your senior’s incontinence issues, but there can be a lot of data to manage. Date and Time of Occurrences Keeping track of when your senior is having issues can help you to spot patterns that you might not have noticed any other way. There might be something about...

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What Can Your Senior Do about Shortness of Breath with COPD?

Elderly Care - What Can Your Senior Do about Shortness of Breath with COPD?

Your senior’s first experience with hearing about COPD might have been when she told her doctor she was experiencing shortness of breath far more often than in the past. COPD is a complex illness and it’s progressive. Learning to manage shortness of breath now is going to pay big dividends for her later on down the road. Exercise Can Help a Lot More than You Expect You might be shocked to hear that your senior’s doctor may well recommend exercise...

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What Can Older Adults Do to Protect Themselves from COVID-19?

The spread of the COVID-19 virus is what’s on the minds of most people these days. More specifically, people are concerned with protecting themselves and their families from the virus. This may be especially true for older adults and the people who care for them. One of the best ways to protect your older family member is to be informed about how the disease spreads and the recommended steps for preventing it. How COVID-19 Spreads When you understand how the...

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Can Dark Chocolate Reduce Depression Risk?

Homecare - Can Dark Chocolate Reduce Depression Risk?

Eating candy isn’t a good choice for your aging relative’s health. Or is it? It actually depends on what kind of candy they are eating. Research suggests that eating dark chocolate in moderation has several health benefits. Past studies have shown dark chocolate has physical health benefits, but a recent study suggests it may also have mental health benefits. Dark Chocolate and Depression Researchers at the University College London recently looked into how dark chocolate affects depression. The researchers used...

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What Are the Options for Sweetening Tea and Coffee That Work for Diabetics?

Senior Care - What Are the Options for Sweetening Tea and Coffee That Work for Diabetics?

Your mom or dad loves tea and coffee, but drinking it without any sweetener is not acceptable. You think your parent is sneaking sugar into these beverages and want to stop it. When sugar isn't allowed, what can they replace it with? Before you run to the store, you should talk to your parent's doctor. While some feel sweeteners like agave syrup are diabetic-friendly, it is high in fructose, which makes it a risky alternative. Ask for the doctor's input...

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Home Organization That Ensures Bills Are Paid on Time

Caregiver - Home Organization That Ensures Bills Are Paid on Time

Age-related memory loss is normal and shouldn't frighten you. Forgetfulness is one thing your parents may experience. They can't remember where they put their glasses or TV remote. They have a harder time remembering new information. It's normal. When one of the things that's impacted by that forgetfulness is the monthly bills, it can be problematic. To make sure bills are paid on time, a little home organization will help. Help Them Set Up Auto-Pay Set up auto-pay. The bills...

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Is Your Senior Trying to Manage Arthritis on Her Own?

Home Health Care - Is Your Senior Trying to Manage Arthritis on Her Own?

Most people are prepared for developing arthritis at some point, but that doesn’t mean that it’s something your elderly family member has to handle by herself. Arthritis might respond better to a well-structured plan, especially if your senior is dealing with arthritis throughout her body. Her Doctor May Have Real Solutions Just because your senior has arthritis and knows that it’s arthritis doesn’t mean she shouldn’t talk to her doctor about it. Her doctor can offer her some real answers...

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What Can You Do to Promote Comfort in Colder Weather?

Elder Care - What Can You Do to Promote Comfort in Colder Weather?

Keeping your elderly family member safe, warm, and well-fed is part of the basics of life. It’s also about comforting her. Winter is especially one of those times of the year when comfort is likely at the forefront of your thoughts. Here are some things you can do to prioritize comfort for your senior and for you. You Can Go Traditional Traditional comfort, especially in winter, is all about soft and warm. Things like lowered lighting, twinkle lights from holiday...

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