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By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on February 16, 2024

Staying physically, mentally, and emotionally stimulated is essential for seniors with Parkinson’s disease, as it can alleviate symptoms associated with the disease and increase their quality of life. Below you’ll find some fun and beneficial activities for your aging loved one to try.    1. Playing Word Games Puzzles and word association games are enjoyable …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on February 9, 2024

Adopting healthy hobbies helps older adults keep their minds engaged, bodies active, and spare time occupied. Here are six healthy activities seniors should consider.   1. Scrapbooking  Maintaining a scrapbook is a great outlet for creative seniors. While making a scrapbook, your loved one can utilize several artistic skills, ranging from drawing to arranging photographs.  …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on February 8, 2024

Upon discovering the prevalence of healthy seniors in the Mediterranean region, researchers became intrigued to learn their secret. The PREDIMED study led to the discovery of the Mediterranean diet and how it benefits older adults. Here are a few reasons your senior loved one should try this diet.    1. Maintain a Healthy Weight  Articles …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on February 7, 2024

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease may cause seniors to experience a variety of changes and challenges they need help managing. Oftentimes, seniors with Alzheimer’s disease rely on Alzheimer’s home care experts to help them with an array of tasks. For this reason, it’s important for Alzheimer’s caregivers to have the following attributes.   1. Empathy  …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on February 6, 2024

Becoming a caregiver may cause you to experience a variety of negative emotions that could lead to burnout. You need to find ways to manage these emotions before they damage your mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Take a look at some of the most common emotions family caregivers experience.   1. Bitterness Devoting all of …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on February 5, 2024

One of the most difficult aspects of caring for an aging loved one with dementia is finding activities that are both safe and fun. Dementia not only impacts cognitive abilities, but it can also take a toll on physical health. Here’s a quick look at five engaging, safe, and inexpensive activities that are perfect for …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on February 2, 2024

Having a dementia-related condition doesn’t mean no longer being active, vital, and productive. If you have a senior loved one with a condition that includes cognitive impairment, there are plenty of meaningful and stimulating activities you can encourage him or her to enjoy. Below you’ll find six suggestions.    1. Cooking & Baking When cooking …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on January 26, 2024

One out of every three seniors experiences a fall every year. Falls become more dangerous with age, with around 20 percent of all injury-related deaths among seniors related to a fall. One out of every five falls causes a serious injury such as a broken bone, head injury, or fractured hip, and falls are the …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on January 25, 2024

Strokes often affect seniors’ speech, which can make communication challenging. Fortunately, there are communication aids available to help stroke survivors communicate. Before making a purchase, make sure to check with your senior loved one’s insurance provider to determine what your loved one’s policy will cover.   Communication Boards This is a low-tech and easy-to-use option …

By AH Potomac, 1:10 am on January 24, 2024

Senior depression is often thought of as just another side effect of aging. However, it’s important for seniors and their caregivers to understand that depression doesn’t have to be inevitable. In fact, almost all cases of depression are treatable, and early treatment can reduce the impact this common mental health condition can have on your …