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Reducing the Risk Associated with Diabetes in the Golden Years in Scottsdale, AZ
Reducing the Risk Associated with Diabetes in the Golden Years in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on November 20, 2017

Seniors are at a higher risk of developing diabetes compared to other age groups. The good news is that there are steps aging adults can take to reduce their diabetes risk. Here are some of the healthy lifestyle choices your elderly loved one can make to stay fit and possibly prevent diabetes.  Eat Smaller Portions  Weight management is one of…

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6 Healthy Foods for Elders to Indulge In on Thanksgiving in Scottsdle, AZ
6 Healthy Foods for Elders to Indulge In on Thanksgiving in Scottsdle, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on November 6, 2017

Thanksgiving is normally associated with sugary and fatty foods, but it is still possible for seniors to enjoy a meal with loved ones without upsetting their stomach. A lot of Thanksgiving classics are surprisingly healthy. Try serving these six nutritious foods the next time you celebrate Thanksgiving with your senior loved one. 1. Skinless Turkey As long as you remove…

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Reducing the Risk of Falls in the Bathroom in Scottsdale, AZ
Reducing the Risk of Falls in the Bathroom in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on October 16, 2017

The bathroom can be a hazardous place for seniors, placing them at risk of fall-related injuries. Luckily, the vast majority of falls can be prevented with a few additional safety features and a little bit of foresight. Here are some tips you can use to keep your senior loved one as safe as possible while in the bathroom. Keep the…

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6 Primary Responsibilities Family Caregivers Have in Scottsdale, AZ
6 Primary Responsibilities Family Caregivers Have in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on October 2, 2017

Being a family caregiver means performing certain duties that ensure your senior loved one stays safe and enjoys a high quality of life. These are some of the most important duties family caregivers are expected to provide. 1. Managing Medication Seniors sometimes forget to take their medications on time, especially if they have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Family caregivers should…

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6 Results of Unhealthy Nutrition on Seniors in Scottsdale, AZ
6 Results of Unhealthy Nutrition on Seniors in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 18, 2017

Good nutrition means a person is getting the appropriate amount of calories, vitamins and minerals, and macronutrients like fat and protein. However, poor nutrition is somewhat common among older adults, and it can lead to these health conditions. 1. Osteoporosis This condition occurs when the body removes old bone material quicker than it can replace new material, and it is…

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Ways to Increase Mobility in Older Adults in Scottsdale, AZ
Ways to Increase Mobility in Older Adults in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 4, 2017

Many seniors live with arthritis, osteoporosis, and other health conditions that can make it difficult to move around easily. Fortunately, there are many medical advancements that can boost mobility and help seniors walk, complete daily tasks, and groom themselves. If your aging loved one has limited mobility, follow these tips to make moving around easier. Try Gentle Exercising Older adults…

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How Elder Can Write a Autobiography in Scottsdale, AZ
How Elder Can Write a Autobiography in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 21, 2017

Many seniors feel the need to write autobiographies to pass on their thoughts and memories to the younger generation. Seniors and their loved ones should learn about the steps they can take to prevent writer’s block, editing problems, and other frustrations. If your senior loved one wants to write an autobiography, here are a few tips that can help him…

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Reasons Older Adults Should Consider Knitting in Scottsdale, AZ
Reasons Older Adults Should Consider Knitting in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 7, 2017

If your senior loved one is looking for a new hobby or a way to occupy idle time, knitting may be the answer. Crafts such as knitting can enhance a senior’s physical, emotional, and cognitive health. It is even suitable for those with mobility issues or physical limitations caused by illnesses. Here are a few reasons you should encourage your…

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Fun Activities for Aging Adults & Their Teenage Grandchildren in Scottsdale, AZ
Fun Activities for Aging Adults & Their Teenage Grandchildren in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 17, 2017

Grandparents can play an integral role in the lives of their grandchildren. Although teenagers are maturing and developing their own interests, grandparents can still find common ground for the two generations to spend time together. There are several ways seniors can bond with their teen grandchildren.  1. Enjoy a Movie On a weekend night while the family visits, seniors can…

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Easy Breathing Exercises for Older Adults with Asthma in Scottsdale, AZ
Easy Breathing Exercises for Older Adults with Asthma in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 3, 2017

In addition to having an inhaler with them, seniors with asthma should learn how to carry out breathing exercises as well. Breathing exercises can teach seniors to calm themselves and control the amount of air getting into their lungs through a wide variety of techniques. Here is a glimpse at five popular breathing techniques that have helped many asthmatic seniors…

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