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Nursing care at home
Nursing care at home
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on August 8, 2018

Aging causes seniors to experience a variety of health issues that impact their confidence and cognitive abilities. If seniors focus on the things that go wrong in their lives, including being undervalued and unappreciated, they could miss out on great moments and opportunities in their golden years. However, showing your…

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Delicious salad with chicken, nuts, egg and vegetables.
Delicious salad with chicken, nuts, egg and vegetables.
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on July 18, 2018

When made with the right ingredients, salads are an easy and complete meal for seniors to enjoy. They provide a wealth of vital nutrients and are ideal year-round. Here are six different salad recipes older adults can try.  1. Salmon Salad  Combine French-cut green beans, flaked salmon, chopped cucumber, corn…

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Senior
Senior
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on July 4, 2018

Finding the right caregiver is important for your aging loved one’s health and happiness. However, you should also aim to find a caregiving team that prioritizes consistency. Seeing the same caregivers on a regular basis provides your loved one with a few benefits that can enhance his or her overall…

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Elder-Listening-to-Music
Elder-Listening-to-Music
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on June 20, 2018

Music can be a powerful tool in Alzheimer’s care. It can help seniors with Alzheimer’s express themselves, stay engaged, and connect with old memories. Here are a few great ways to use music while caring for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s.  Choose Familiar Music When seniors have Alzheimer’s, they…

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Happy-Fathers-Day-Text
Happy-Fathers-Day-Text
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on June 6, 2018

This Father’s Day, show your dad how much you care by choosing the perfect present. Selecting gifts for senior dads can be challenging, but if you choose things that suit your father’s personality or hobbies, you can’t go wrong. Here are five great Father’s Day gift ideas for senior dads. …

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Caregiver-Serving-Breakfast-to-Elder
Caregiver-Serving-Breakfast-to-Elder
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on May 23, 2018

A stroke can occur whenever blood flow to the brain is blocked by a broken blood vessel or a blood clot, and it can be damaging to a senior’s overall wellbeing. Strokes might sound scary, but it is possible to reduce the chances of having a stroke. Lowering a senior’s…

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Caregiver-and-Senior-Eating
Caregiver-and-Senior-Eating
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on May 9, 2018

Appetite loss in the senior years is often due to normal aging. However, you must make sure your loved one’s dwindling interest in meals does not affect his or her health. Use the following tips to handle appetite loss so your loved one continues to get the nutrients he or…

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Senior-Couple-Walking
Senior-Couple-Walking
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on April 18, 2018

It is important for older adults living with Parkinson’s to remain physically active. Exercise can help seniors with this disease enhance their gait, grip strength, flexibility, motor coordination, and more. If your aging loved one is living with Parkinson’s, here are some simple exercises you should encourage him or her…

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Caregiver-Making-Bed
Caregiver-Making-Bed
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on April 4, 2018

For a variety of reasons, some elderly people let housework slip as they age. Some don’t have the energy anymore, some have poor eyesight and can’t see when things get grimy, and others have physical limitations that make it challenging to clean. Helping your parent with housekeeping can be a…

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Caregiver-Calming-Senior-Down
Caregiver-Calming-Senior-Down
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on March 21, 2018

Dementia-related agitation can range from benign behaviors such as pacing and repetitive questions to violent outbursts. Luckily, caregivers have options for helping their loved ones regain a sense of calm. Use the following strategies to ease agitation in your loved one so you can get back to enjoying your daily…

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