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Tips to Offer Encouragement to a Family Caregiver in Fairfield, CT
Tips to Offer Encouragement to a Family Caregiver in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 27, 2020

Family caregivers need all the encouragement they can get. You might have noticed the family caregiver in your life selflessly putting his or her own needs aside to care for an aging loved one. The caregiver may love what he or she does, but taking care of someone else every day can get frustrating. Try using these seven ideas to encourage a family caregiver to keep doing what he or…

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Can Parkinson’s Affect Visual Ability in Older Adults in Fairfield, CT
Can Parkinson’s Affect Visual Ability in Older Adults in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 13, 2020

Parkinson’s can negatively affect the visual cortex and damage cells in the brain that produce dopamine. Therefore, the disease can impact visual skills and mobility. Continue reading to learn some of the ways Parkinson’s can affect vision. Difficulty Opening Eyelids Parkinson’s causes muscle weakness, loose eyelids, and nerve damage that can make it difficult for seniors to open their eyes. The border of the upper eyelid will fall to a…

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Tips for Older Adults to Use Internet Safety in Fairfield, CT
Tips for Older Adults to Use Internet Safety in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 28, 2020

Using the Internet keeps seniors stimulated and can make daily life less challenging. However, there are many risks associated with being online, such as financial scams and hacking. With a little monitoring, you can protect your elderly parent’s safety while he or she is using web-enabled devices. Below are some tips that can keep seniors safe when using the Internet. Go Over the Privacy Settings Before signing up for any…

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Strategies for Boosting Intellectual Wellness in Older Adults in Fairfield, CT
Strategies for Boosting Intellectual Wellness in Older Adults in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 14, 2020

When it comes to physical and mental capabilities, the phrase “use it or lose it” is often mentioned. This is very much true when it comes to maintaining intellectual health and wellbeing later in life. Doing so can contribute to increased mental alertness, reduced risk of cognitive decline, and a generally positive and beneficial state of mind. Today, we’re going to focus on six ways to increase intellectual wellness in…

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Can Volunteering Be Good for Older Adults in Fairfield, CT
Can Volunteering Be Good for Older Adults in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on January 31, 2020

After retirement, many seniors withdraw from society and pass up socialization opportunities. Although this is common, it’s not good for their mental, physical, and emotional health. However, taking up purposeful activities such as volunteering can be easy and enjoyable. Continue reading to learn how volunteering can boost your aging loved one’s quality of life. Get a Physical Workout Some volunteer opportunities require seniors to move around, which boosts their physical…

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Amazing Lifestyle Changes for Older Adults in Fairfield, CT
Amazing Lifestyle Changes for Older Adults in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on January 17, 2020

The ability to adapt to changes in life is essential for seniors who can expect things must change as they grow older. While your senior loved one might have gotten away with things such as eating unhealthy in youth, he or she may notice that minor changes add up to a big difference in health as a senior. The good news is your loved one can make this a positive…

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Effects of Stress on Older Adults in Fairfield, CT
Effects of Stress on Older Adults in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on December 27, 2019

Feelings of anxiety can cause the muscles to tighten and lead to poor circulation, disrupting mental, physical, and emotional health. Therefore, you should find effective ways to manage your aging loved one’s stress and enhance his or her mood. Continue reading to learn how stress affects seniors and ways to alleviate stress in your loved one’s life. Decreased Brain Health Stress can kill brain cells and prevent the organ from…

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By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on December 20, 2019

As seniors age, it’s important to stay engaged in regular activities that can provide a memory boost, such as those listed on the following infographic. Some seniors may develop severe cognitive decline and even receive a dementia diagnosis. These individuals can benefit greatly from professional in-home dementia care. Fairfield families who want to help their aging loved ones live happier, healthier lives can call Home Care Assistance today at to…

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Activities for Christmas Activities that Are Perfect for Older Adults in Fairfield, CT
Activities for Christmas Activities that Are Perfect for Older Adults in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on December 13, 2019

With the holiday season approaching, you need to find ways to get your senior loved one into a festive mood. Participating in Christmas activities can enhance mental and emotional health and provide physical exercise. Below are fun Christmas ideas for seniors and the benefits of each activity. 1. Baking Your loved one can bake Christmas cookies or prepare holiday recipes for family gatherings. Cooking is a stimulating hobby that increases…

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Common Diagnoses Which Results in Rehospitalization in Fairfield, CT
Common Diagnoses Which Results in Rehospitalization in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on November 29, 2019

Seniors are readmitted to the hospital for many reasons. However, certain diagnoses can raise the risk for readmission more than others. While readmissions may be unavoidable in certain cases, there are things you can do for your aging loved one to lower the risk. Here are some common diagnoses that may increase the risk of hospital readmission. COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, is often difficult to…

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