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

The signs of depression in aging adults aren’t always evident to families. Most people know withdrawn behavior and a sudden lack of interest in favorite pastimes are general warning signs of depression. However, not all seniors will exhibit such behaviors. As a matter of fact, there are a handful of symptoms that point to depression …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on February 21, 2024

Technology has many uses, including simplifying the daily lives of seniors and their caregivers. Modern tech tools can be fun for aging adults while making caregiving tasks less stressful for their caregivers. Here are some of the benefits of incorporating technology in senior in-home care.  1. Boosts Brain Function  The ability to think clearly, learn …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on February 20, 2024

For senior stroke survivors to recover and prevent future strokes, they must eat healthy meals. Some typical recommendations include foods with low cholesterol levels and minimal amounts of salt. If your elderly loved one has experienced a stroke, here are a few healthy meal options you can serve him or her.  Oatmeal  Your loved one can …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on February 19, 2024

Regular doctor’s visits are an important part of staying healthy during the senior years. Annual checkups can prevent certain health conditions, and they also allow seniors to discuss their current state of health with their doctors. An annual health checkup for a senior should typically include the following things.  Take Annual Measurements Each year, your …

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 …