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How to Make the Kitchen Safer for Your Older Loved One in Albuquerque, NM
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on February 21, 2018
How to Make the Kitchen Safer for Your Older Loved One in Albuquerque, NM

The kitchen is one of the most frequently used rooms, but it can also be one of the most dangerous areas in the home. A senior loved one’s decrease in physical and mental health may make keeping the kitchen safe an important task for family caregivers. Take a look at a few things caregivers can do to make the kitchen …

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6 Tips for Communicating with Seniors with Alzheimer's in Albuaquerque, NM
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on February 7, 2018
6 Tips for Communicating with Seniors with Alzheimer's in Albuaquerque, NM

Alzheimer’s disease is associated with changes in the ability to communicate. A person generally begins having difficulty with communication in the mid to late stages of the disease. Caregivers can use the following strategies for communicating with their senior loved ones living with Alzheimer’s. 1. Include Your Loved One in General Conversations Older adults should never be ignored during a …

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How to Keep Energy Costs Low Post-Retirement in Albuquerque, NM
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on January 17, 2018
How to Keep Energy Costs Low Post-Retirement in Albuquerque, NM

Due to fixed incomes, healthcare needs, and daily expenses, many people look for ways to cut costs during their senior years. The energy bill is typically an expense that can be lowered without too much sacrifice. Here are some of the ways family caregivers can help their loved ones lower their energy bill.  Do Larger Loads of Laundry Laundry is …

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Questions to Ask a Hospital or Rehab Discharge Planner in Albuquerque, NM
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on January 3, 2018
Questions to Ask a Hospital or Rehab Discharge Planner in Albuquerque, NM

Transitioning from a rehab facility or hospital to home can be easier for seniors when the right questions are asked. Knowing the answers could protect your loved one’s safety and make it easier to recover. Here are some of the questions family caregivers should ask a hospital or rehab discharge planner.  What Is the Prognosis? If your loved one has …

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Celebrate New Years with Elders in Albuquerque, NM
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on December 20, 2017
Celebrate New Years with Elders in Albuquerque, NM

Going into the new year can be difficult for some seniors, especially those who have lost a loved one, experienced a serious injury, or been diagnosed with an age-related health condition. Family caregivers need to make sure their elderly loved ones remain positive and active. Encourage your loved one to celebrate with family and friends instead of staying at home …

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Tips to Relieve Joint Pain in Wintertime in Albuqurque, NM
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on December 6, 2017
Tips to Relieve Joint Pain in Wintertime in Albuqurque, NM

Changes in temperature could exacerbate joint pain and swelling. It’s important for aging adults to stay active and keep the joints in good health. Here are some of the things your senior loved one can do to alleviate joint pain in the winter.  1. Pay Attention to Surroundings Your loved one needs to watch where he or she is going …

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Breathing Exercises that Promote Heart & Brain Health in Albuqurque, NM
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on November 22, 2017
Breathing Exercises that Promote Heart & Brain Health in Albuqurque, NM

Breathing is often taken for granted as an automatic, unconscious bodily function. Unless engaged in moderate to strenuous physical activity, the majority of people never take deep breaths. However, if seniors practice taking control over their breathing and perform certain exercises, they can boost both their cardiovascular and cognitive health.  Deep Breathing and Cardiovascular Health Cardiovascular health depends on the …

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10 Common Emotions Family Caregivers Deal With in Albuqurque, NM
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on November 8, 2017
10 Common Emotions Family Caregivers Deal With in Albuqurque, NM

Caregiving can be an emotional task. Some emotions are the result of the long, day-to-day work of caregiving, while others are the result of momentary crises. Nonetheless, caregivers need to learn how to manage common emotions. Here are a few emotions caregivers often experience as well as some tips on how to manage or prevent each emotion. 1. Boredom Caregiving involves …

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Walking Trails for Aging Adults in Albuqurque, NM
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on October 18, 2017
Walking Trails for Aging Adults in Albuqurque, NM

Albuquerque seniors can lift their spirits by taking a walk outside in the fresh air. Walking is one of the best exercises for older adults because it’s an effective way to enhance overall health and reduce the risk of chronic conditions. Older adults in Albuquerque looking for local places to walk will find the following paths safe and senior-friendly.  1. …

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7 Healthy Halloween Treats for the Elderly in Albuqurque, NM
By Susan Bruketta, 9:00 am on October 4, 2017
7 Healthy Halloween Treats for the Elderly in Albuqurque, NM

Halloween is the time of year when seniors can dress up in costumes and eat their favorite treats. Although this is a tradition, seniors need to avoid candies, snacks, and foods that can damage their health. Here are some tasty and healthy Halloween treats your elderly loved one can make this year.  1. Grilled Cheese Lanterns  This is a fun …

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