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Parkinson’s Disease Effects on Seniors’ Social Lives in Boynton Beach, FL
Parkinson’s Disease Effects on Seniors’ Social Lives in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on September 12, 2019

The challenges associated with Parkinson’s disease can strain relationships between seniors and their caregivers as well as with other family members and friends. The symptoms of the disease can also make it difficult for seniors to complete regular tasks, causing them to become isolated. Below are potential problems many seniors with Parkinson’s disease experience and the impact these challenges have on their social lives. Mobility ImpairmentPoor CommunicationIncreased Stress LevelsOutside Support…

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Top Treatment Tips for Alzheimer's Family Caregivers in Boynton Beach, FL
Top Treatment Tips for Alzheimer's Family Caregivers in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on August 29, 2019

People with Alzheimer’s disease deserve to be treated like everyone else. Although your senior loved one faces some challenges now, there’s no need to change how you act around him or her. However, it does help to remember a few basic care practices to maintain a strong connection with your loved one while meeting his or her needs. 1. Use People-First Language2. Continue to Seek Your Loved One’s Opinion3. Give…

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What is Respite Care in Boynton Beach, FL
What is Respite Care in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on August 15, 2019

Respite care involves hiring a professional caregiver to come into a senior’s home and provide assistance. Families are able to customize the extent of assistance an older loved one needs and the type of care provided. Respite care offers many benefits for both family members and their elderly parents. Seniors Requiring AssistanceTypes of Care ProvidedAdaptable CareFamily Caregiver ReliefProfessional AdviceSenior Benefits Seniors Requiring Assistance There are many reasons seniors might need…

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Elderly Man Cooking
Elderly Man Cooking
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on July 25, 2019

Seniors with dementia should engage in meaningful activities that hold their interest. Many people with dementia have limited attention spans and may be unable to focus on tasks for an extended time. Meaningful activities stir positive emotions and therefore are appropriate for seniors with cognitive deficits who may also exhibit negative behaviors. Here are some meaningful activities for seniors with dementia to participate in. ScrapbookingListening to Favorite SongsVisiting with Old…

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How to Lower Hospital Readmissions Among Aging Adults in Boynton Beach, FL
How to Lower Hospital Readmissions Among Aging Adults in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on July 11, 2019

Statistics indicate approximately 33 percent of seniors discharged from the hospital are readmitted anywhere from 24 hours to one year later. The majority of readmissions take place within the first month of being released. There are a number of strategies family caregivers can implement to reduce the risk of future hospitalizations for their elderly loved ones. 1. Evaluate Vital Signs2. Consult with a Pharmacist3. Check Pharmacy Availability4. Address Discharge Instruction…

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How Can Dietary Item Cause Alzheimer’s in Boynton Beach, FL
How Can Dietary Item Cause Alzheimer’s in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on June 27, 2019

Many older adults understand they must include the right foods in their diet to maintain optimal health. However, some may not realize certain foods cause physiological reactions in the body that could lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Eliminating or limiting the intake of these foods can protect the brain from potential damage. 1. Alcohol2. Microwave Popcorn3. Processed Meats4. Red Meat5. White Foods 1. Alcohol Regularly consuming alcoholic beverages damages neurons via…

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Financially Supporting Your Elderly Parents in 2019
Financially Supporting Your Elderly Parents in 2019
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on June 20, 2019

A recent study funded by the Pew Research Center revealed 20 percent of adult children between the ages of 40 and 60 financially assist their elderly parents. If your parents have fallen on hard times, you need to start thinking about how you can best help them in the coming years. Here are a few ways you can support your aging loved ones without going broke yourself. Have an Honest…

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Blood Pressure Control Tips in 2019
Blood Pressure Control Tips in 2019
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on June 18, 2019

Recent reports indicate that adults with blood pressure readings over 130/80 are considered to have hypertension. The American Heart Association recommends seniors adopt healthy lifestyle changes as the first step to correcting high blood pressure. Here are some essential tips your loved one can use to control blood pressure in the senior years. Adopt the DASH DietReduce Salt IntakeLose WeightGet ActiveLimit Alcohol ConsumptionStop Smoking Adopt the DASH Diet Seniors should…

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Winter Meal Ideas for Seniors in 2019.
Winter Meal Ideas for Seniors in 2019.
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on June 14, 2019

Nothing makes cold weather more bearable for a senior than eating a hot meal. The key is to make sure older adults are preparing meals that warm them up while still making it easy for them to stick to a nutritious diet. Here are five healthy recipes that can help your aging loved one stay warm in the winter. White Bean and Chorizo SoupRoasted Chinese Red SnapperLentil Vegetable StewLiver and…

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Strategies & the Best Exercises to Help Seniors Maintain Their Balance in 2019
Strategies & the Best Exercises to Help Seniors Maintain Their Balance in 2019
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on June 14, 2019

A senior’s sense of balance generally worsens over time. Medications, unhealthy eating and exercising habits, and inflammation can lead to poor balance. If your senior loved one’s flexibility and balance doesn’t increase, he or she could fall and break one or more bones. Here are some of the things family caregivers can do to help their loved ones increase their balance. Encourage DancingSuggest YogaServe Healthy FoodsEncourage WalkingAssist with Personal Hygiene…

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