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7 Techniques to Dress and Groom Elders in Fairfield, CA
7 Techniques to Dress and Groom Elders in Fairfield, CA
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on October 13, 2017

Many caregivers help their senior loved ones with daily dressing and grooming tasks, so it is useful to know how to successfully complete these activities. Dressing seniors with limited mobility, dementia, or other health conditions can be quite difficult. Use these seven tips to make dressing and grooming tasks easier. 1. Be Sensitive Dressing and grooming your loved one is a personal task, so it is important to take his…

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10 Lessons That You Must Teach to Your Grandchildren in Fairfield, CA
10 Lessons That You Must Teach to Your Grandchildren in Fairfield, CA
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on September 29, 2017

The grandparent and grandchild relationship is one of the most important family relationships. The more seniors and their grandkids spend time together, the more they can learn from each other. Here are 10 things seniors should teach their grandchildren. 1. Family History Grandparents can tell their grandkids stories about their own parents or grandparents. Many seniors served in wars or lived through the Great Depression, and they can share valuable…

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Food Choices for Aging Adults with High Cholestrol in Fairfield
Food Choices for Aging Adults with High Cholestrol in Fairfield
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on September 15, 2017

To maintain a healthy heart, seniors need cholesterol levels lower than 200 mg/dL. However, the modern diet is full of foods that can increase bad cholesterol levels. If your senior loved one has high cholesterol, his or her goal should be to eat foods that raise healthy HDL cholesterol levels while lowering harmful LDL levels. Encourage your loved one to follow these tips to keep his or her heart as…

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Inspirational Seniors to Learn From in Fairfield, CT
Inspirational Seniors to Learn From in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on August 25, 2017

Aging doesn’t have to keep seniors from accomplishing their goals. In fact, many people inspire others once they enter their senior years. Here are some influential and inspiring senior citizens who continue to prosper in their careers and as activists. 1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg At the age of 84, Ruth Bader Ginsburg continues to serve on the United States Supreme Court. She was the second woman to serve as a…

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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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