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Foods to Eat During Stroke Recovery in Prescott, AZ
Foods to Eat During Stroke Recovery in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on July 8, 2019

Recovering from a stroke isn’t easy, but seniors can speed the process up with a healthy diet. Eating nutrient-dense foods gives the body the ability to repair the damage that has been done and boosts the immune system so it can fight off infections. Following a healthy diet can also…

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Healthy Meal Plan for Seniors with Alzheimer’s in Prescott, AZ
Healthy Meal Plan for Seniors with Alzheimer’s in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on June 24, 2019

When devising meal plans for seniors with Alzheimer’s, it’s important to consider both their dietary needs and their mealtime difficulties. Certain foods may slow the progression of the disease. When seniors have poor appetites, caregivers may need to focus more on calorie content than on nutritional content. Ahead, learn about…

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Therapeutic Activities for Aging Adults with Parkinson’s in Prescott, AZ
Therapeutic Activities for Aging Adults with Parkinson’s in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on June 10, 2019

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system, and it can impact an individual’s emotional, mental, and physical health. There currently isn’t a permanent cure for this disorder, but many seniors are able to minimize the symptoms with various pastimes, treatments, and hobbies. Here’s a quick look at…

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Enhancing Family Caregivers' Sleep Hygiene In Prescott, AZ
Enhancing Family Caregivers' Sleep Hygiene In Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on May 27, 2019

Family caregivers generally have long days that might include running errands, preparing meals, getting their children off to school, and completing daily chores. Taking on these duties can be exhausting, which is why they need to get plenty of rest each night. Good sleep hygiene can boost a caregiver’s health…

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Healthful Goals Older Adults Should Work Toward in Prescott, AZ
Healthful Goals Older Adults Should Work Toward in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on May 13, 2019

Older adults often establish goals as a means of accomplishing specific tasks within given time frames. Once accomplished, the completed goals provide a sense of satisfaction. There are several goals seniors should consider setting to live healthier, happier lives. 1. Eat Healthier To remain healthy, seniors need to include a…

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Insomnia in Older Adults in Prescott, AZ
Insomnia in Older Adults in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on April 22, 2019

As people age, their sleep patterns change. Insomnia isn’t uncommon in seniors. However, if it isn’t recognized and treated, it can lead to serious health consequences. Here are some things that can cause seniors to not sleep well. Medication Side Effects If your senior loved one takes certain medications such…

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Helpful Apps for Family Caregivers in Prescott, AZ
Helpful Apps for Family Caregivers in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on April 8, 2019

When it comes to caregiving, you should be using every tool at your disposal, including your smartphone. With the right mobile apps, taking care of your aging loved one can be much easier. Here’s a look at eight apps that can help you provide the best care possible. 1. CareZone…

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How to Manage Mood Shifts Related to Dementia in Prescott, AZ
How to Manage Mood Shifts Related to Dementia in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on March 25, 2019

Mood swings are common for people with dementia, and facing a sudden shift in a senior parent’s behavior can be difficult for a caregiver. While you cannot always control your loved one’s emotions, you can use a few simple strategies to end negative behaviors faster and prevent most from occurring…

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Exciting Things to Do During a Break from Caregiving in Prescot, AZ
Exciting Things to Do During a Break from Caregiving in Prescot, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on March 11, 2019

As a family caregiver, your daily routine may be stressful and chaotic, which is why you need to take time off. During these breaks, focus on activities that bring you joy. Here are some fun things you can do when taking a break from your caregiver role. 1. Take a…

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Tips to Be an Effective Long-Distance Caregiver in Prescott, AZ
Tips to Be an Effective Long-Distance Caregiver in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on February 25, 2019

The AARP estimates that 11 percent of caregivers live an hour or more away from their senior loved ones. Long-distance caregiving can be frustrating at times, as caregivers tend to use more of their financial resources to help their senior loved ones and may feel guilty for not being able…

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