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Stress and Anxiety During Holidays
Stress and Anxiety During Holidays
By Kim O'Roark, 11:48 pm on December 13, 2018

Tips on how to reduce anxiety this holiday season for you and your loved ones with dementia As I prep for the holiday season, I am consumed by of all the things that need to get done.  Like many of you in the same situation, I have a million things…

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Reasons to Enjoy Christmas with Aging Parents in Albuquerque, NM
Reasons to Enjoy Christmas with Aging Parents in Albuquerque, NM
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on December 5, 2018

When you were growing up, your parent worked hard to make your Christmas special. Now, it’s your turn to return the favor by including him or her in your festivities. In addition to making memories, you and your loved one can enjoy these benefits when you spend time together during…

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Preventing Seniors with Dementia from Falling in Albuquerque, NM
Preventing Seniors with Dementia from Falling in Albuquerque, NM
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on November 21, 2018

Dementia makes it difficult for seniors to remember things or think logically, but this condition does more than just affect the brain. Elderly people with dementia also have a greater chance of getting into accidents that harm them physically. Dementia can make it challenging for seniors to maintain their balance…

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Cooking with Grandma in Albuquerque
Cooking with Grandma in Albuquerque
By Kim O'Roark, 11:33 pm on November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving is approaching, and we all ask each other “What are you thankful for?” As a child, my answers were always related to getting the turkey leg or the giant homemade pies that were made by my grandmother with love.  When she made the pie crust, I got to be…

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Nutritious Thanksgiving Foods for Seniors in Albuquerque, NM
Nutritious Thanksgiving Foods for Seniors in Albuquerque, NM
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on November 7, 2018

Many Americans overindulge on Thanksgiving. While younger people might be able to bounce back from a calorie fest, seniors need to be more careful about their nutritional intake. Ahead, learn which healthy Thanksgiving Day foods to serve for seniors. Turkey Turkey is a healthy lean protein that’s great for seniors,…

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By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on October 24, 2018

Retired seniors living in Albuquerque face a few key financial challenges as they age, which may make it difficult for them to secure high-quality elder care. Albuquerque Home Care Assistance presents an infographic detailing a few statistics about older adults in Albuquerque, NM, that every local family should know.

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Alzheimer's Caregiving Made Easy in Albuquerque, NM
Alzheimer's Caregiving Made Easy in Albuquerque, NM
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on October 17, 2018

Alzheimer’s is a type of neurodegenerative disorder that causes a person to gradually develop dementia and other symptoms. Caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s disease may be difficult, but it’s not impossible. Here are a few strategies for making your job easier and your parent’s life happier. Learn Communication Strategies…

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5 Tips for Reducing Cholesterol Levels in Seniors in Albuquerque, NM
5 Tips for Reducing Cholesterol Levels in Seniors in Albuquerque, NM
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on October 3, 2018

When there’s too much “bad” cholesterol in the bloodstream, the cardiovascular system will be pushed to its limit. Over time, this increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease, which are just a few of the reasons seniors must do everything in their power to keep their cholesterol…

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Gedanken
Gedanken
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 pm on September 5, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most misunderstood health conditions, and the stigmas associated with it can cause families to experience negative emotions. Many people put off seeking a diagnosis for the condition or live in denial because they’re afraid of the stigma they may face if they admit to…

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Senior woman with her elder care nurse
Senior woman with her elder care nurse
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on August 22, 2018

The job of a dementia caregiver can be overwhelming. To ensure caregivers don’t burnout, they should have a caregiving “toolkit” that makes their job a little easier. When caregivers are short on time or managing dementia-related crises, they can reach for their toolkit for a solution. A Support Network A…

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