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Preparing the Home for Caregivers in Prescott, AZ
Preparing the Home for Caregivers in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on September 24, 2018

When your aging loved one needs an in-home caregiver, one of the first things you need to do is start preparing the home. You can take the following steps to prepare your parent’s home for the caregiver. Designate a Caregiver Area Whether your loved one’s caregiver is spending the night…

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Why Should Seniors Try a Plant-Based Diet in Prescott, AZ
Why Should Seniors Try a Plant-Based Diet in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on September 10, 2018

The components of a typical American diet have been shown to contribute to a variety of medical conditions. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity are some of the many conditions affected by diet. However, there are a variety of reasons older adults should switch to a plant-based diet. 1. Slow Aging…

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How to Be Optimistic After a Dementia Diagnosis in Prescott, AZ
How to Be Optimistic After a Dementia Diagnosis in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on August 27, 2018

Trying to stay positive after receiving a dementia diagnosis can be fairly difficult for seniors and their family members. Dementia is a serious health issue that can impact your aging loved one’s health, wellbeing, and independence. After a dementia diagnosis, you can use the following strategies to stay positive. 1….

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How to Help Older Adults with Pain Management in Prescott, AZ
How to Help Older Adults with Pain Management in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on August 13, 2018

Many seniors live with chronic pain, and they don’t seek any treatment for it, which can lead to mood changes, depression, and a major change in lifestyle. Older adults may assume pain is a natural part of the aging process, or they don’t want to mention it out of fear…

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Top Reasons Seniors Require Rehospitalization in Prescott, AZ
Top Reasons Seniors Require Rehospitalization in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on July 23, 2018

When seniors are released from the hospital, they may require high-quality care from their family members, friends, and caregivers. Caring for a loved one can lower the risk of being readmitted to the hospital. However, there are certain issues that increase the risk of readmittance. Take a look at some…

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6 Exercises for the Elderly with Parkinson's in Prescott, AZ
6 Exercises for the Elderly with Parkinson's in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on July 9, 2018

Exercising on a regular basis enables older adults to boost their overall health and keep several diseases at bay. Staying physically active can help seniors with Parkinson’s slow down some of the symptoms of the disease, such as a decrease in flexibility, spine mobility, and balance. Encourage your senior loved…

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What to Do If You Want to Give Up Caregiving in Prescott, AZ
What to Do If You Want to Give Up Caregiving in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on June 25, 2018

Being a family caregiver can be an overwhelming job. If you are exhausted and thinking about quitting, look for ways to simplify your caregiving duties before giving up. Here are some things family caregivers can do before they quit caregiving altogether.  Develop a Schedule That Works  Many caregivers take on…

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6 Simple Tips for Boosting Memory in the Golden Years in Prescott, AZ
6 Simple Tips for Boosting Memory in the Golden Years in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on June 11, 2018

Memory loss is an issue family caregivers should never take lightly. Although there are no guarantees to preventing memory loss, senior citizens can take the following steps to slow its progression.  1. Get Plenty of Rest  When sleeping, the body rids the brain of dangerous toxins that lead to memory…

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Advantages of Water Aerobics for the Elderly in Prescott, AZ
Advantages of Water Aerobics for the Elderly in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on May 28, 2018

Working out in the water may be easier on your aging loved one’s joints, but it still offers the physical and mental health benefits he or she needs. Develop a weekly workout routine your loved one can complete, regardless if he or she works out in the pool at home…

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6 Ways to Help Older Adults with Alzheimer's Eat Better in Prescott, AZ
6 Ways to Help Older Adults with Alzheimer's Eat Better in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on May 14, 2018

While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, studies have shown that eating a healthy diet may reduce symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Many seniors with Alzheimer’s don’t follow a healthy diet, and some may stop eating completely. If your senior loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, here are…

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