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Ways to Reduce the Risk of Hernias in Older Adults in Fairfield, CT
Ways to Reduce the Risk of Hernias in Older Adults in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on August 11, 2017

A hernia occurs when an organ bulges through openings in tissues or muscles. This condition most commonly occurs in the abdomen when the intestines push through a weakened part of the abdominal wall. This painful condition affects many seniors, but there are ways to prevent hernias from occurring. Here are a few effective hernia prevention methods for seniors.  Maintain a Healthy Weight There are many reasons hernias develop, but one…

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Activities Aging Adults in Wheelchairs Should Consider Outdoors in Fairfield, CT
Activities Aging Adults in Wheelchairs Should Consider Outdoors in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on July 28, 2017

If your senior loved one uses a wheelchair, enjoying the outdoors may be challenging for him or her. However, taking the time to enjoy the outdoors not only alleviates boredom, but it can also boost your loved one’s health. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Cardiology found that seniors who spent time in the outdoors had reduced inflammation. Help your loved one enjoy the outdoors with these activities….

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Ways Seniors May Prevent Common Age-Related Eye Diseases in Fairfield, CT
Ways Seniors May Prevent Common Age-Related Eye Diseases in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on July 14, 2017

Minor vision loss is a normal part of aging, and it is rarely caused by serious diseases. In most cases, seniors and their loved ones need to be worried when the vision loss is sudden or accompanied by other unusual symptoms. Here are a few of the most prevalent age-related eye diseases and what can be done to prevent them.  Cataracts When too much protein accumulates in the lens of…

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Essential Oils for Seniors with Dementia in Fairfield, CT
Essential Oils for Seniors with Dementia in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 30, 2017

Even though doctors haven’t found a permanent cure for dementia, they are more adept at treating the symptoms than ever. In addition to traditional medications and therapies, caregivers should also consider using essential oils to manage the secondary complications of this disorder. These seven essential oils could potentially lessen some of the most common symptoms of dementia such as irritability, gastrointestinal problems, mood swings, depression, muscle soreness, and anxiety.  1….

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How Seniors Can Stay Safe During Nighttime Toileting in Fairfield, CT
How Seniors Can Stay Safe During Nighttime Toileting in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 16, 2017

Falls are the leading cause of accidents among the elderly. Even a relatively minor fall can impact a senior’s functional ability and quality of life, and many of these falls occur as the senior is trying to go to the bathroom at night. The following tips can help you keep your loved one safe during those nighttime trips to the bathroom. 1. Secure the Bed When going to the restroom…

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Ways Queen Latifah Manages Her Mother's Care in Fairfield, CT
Ways Queen Latifah Manages Her Mother's Care in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 26, 2017

Actress Queen Latifah learned firsthand what it meant to be a family caregiver when her mother fell ill more than a decade ago. Her caregiving duties inspired her to work with the American Heart Association and raise awareness about the organization’s Red Steps Challenge campaign.  Caring for a senior loved one can be challenging for families who don’t have expertise or professional training in home care, but this challenge doesn’t…

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Different Types of Heart Disease in Fairfield, CT
Different Types of Heart Disease in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 12, 2017

There are many different types of heart disease that can affect aging adults. Fortunately, seniors can often prevent these cardiovascular disorders by making healthy lifestyle choices. Here are six of the main types of heart disease.  1. Arrhythmia This disease is characterized by irregular heartbeats. Arrhythmia can affect the heart’s ability to pump blood, and it is fairly common among aging adults. One of the best ways to prevent irregular…

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Steps to Take After a Senior Has Had a Stroke in Fairfield, CT
Steps to Take After a Senior Has Had a Stroke in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on April 28, 2017

A stroke occurs when the brain can’t get enough blood, and nearly 200,000 Americans experience this type of trauma every year. Without proper stroke care, there is a very high risk of secondary complications such as permanent damage to the nerves and muscles. When recovering from a stroke, seniors often need extensive assistance once they return home from the hospital. Westport stroke care professionals are available 24/7 to help seniors…

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Facts About the 7 Stages of Alzheimer's in Fairfield, CT
Facts About the 7 Stages of Alzheimer's in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on April 14, 2017

Though the risk of Alzheimer’s can be reduced by consuming omega-3 fatty acids, exercising regularly, and stimulating the brain, it is not always possible to prevent this disease. Cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s normally progresses from mild memory loss to complete lack of cognition. Caring for a senior loved one can be challenging for families who don’t have expertise or professional training in home care, but this challenge doesn’t have to…

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6 Part-Time Jobs Seniors Will Love in Fairfield, CT
6 Part-Time Jobs Seniors Will Love in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 31, 2017

Retirement doesn’t mean seniors must leave the workforce. Instead, many seniors today are choosing to continue working on a part-time basis. Staying employed provides many benefits for seniors that go far beyond earning an extra income such as a renewed sense of purpose and the opportunity to stay socially engaged. It also promotes independence in aging adults. Fairfield elderly care experts are available to provide high-quality care to seniors on…

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