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How to Manage Your Senior Parent's Behavioral Changes in Scottsdale, AZ
How to Manage Your Senior Parent's Behavioral Changes in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on April 16, 2018

Emotional and physical changes are common as people age, and they can lead to behavioral issues in the senior years. The way family caregivers respond to the changes in behavior can either make caregiving more challenging or calm the situation. Here are some of the things you can do to manage your senior loved one’s behavioral changes.  Offer Encouragement  When…

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6 Meal Preparation Tips for Family Caregivers in Scottsdale, CA
6 Meal Preparation Tips for Family Caregivers in Scottsdale, CA
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on April 2, 2018

Your senior loved one requires proper nutrition to stay healthy and strong. However, you may find it difficult to help your loved one prepare nutritious meals as time goes by. Whether your loved one has difficulty chewing or you simply lack enough time in the day to cook multiple meals, you can use the following tips to simplify the meal…

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Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer's? in Scottsdale, AZ
Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer's? in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on March 19, 2018

One of the most common oral illnesses for seniors is gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, which is an inflammation and infection in the gums that can result in tooth loss and other severe issues. Gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease might not seem like they would be related, but the two health conditions influence each other. Here’s what you…

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5 Fun Ways Seniors Can Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Scottsdale, AZ
5 Fun Ways Seniors Can Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on March 5, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day offers the opportunity for seniors to engage in a variety of holiday-themed activities. Your elderly loved one can participate in activities with other seniors or choose from a variety of family adventures. Here are some engaging activities older adults can do to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. 1. Attend a Parade Grab some comfortable chairs, wear loose fitting…

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Natural Nutrients for Parkinson's Disease in Scottsdale AZ
Natural Nutrients for Parkinson's Disease in Scottsdale AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on February 19, 2018

In addition to prescribed medications, natural remedies can ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Scientists are now identifying neuroprotective compounds in certain herbs and spices. Here are six proven nutriments to fortify your senior loved one’s Parkinson’s treatment regimen. Turmeric Curcumin is an active ingredient in turmeric, which hinders Lewy body development and conserves dopamine. The compound also contributes…

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Caring for a Senior Loved One in Scottsdale, AZ
6 Mistakes to Avoid When Caring for a Senior Loved One in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on February 5, 2018

Every new caregiver undergoes a steep learning curve. You’ll likely discover how to provide effective care through trial and error, but this doesn’t mean you can’t learn from the mistakes of other caregivers. Here are six common caregiving mistakes and tips for avoiding them.  1. Hiring the First Medical Professional You Find  New caregivers often have the job thrust upon…

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How to Lower the Risk of Elder Abuse in Scottsdale AZ
How to Lower the Risk of Elder Abuse in Scottsdale AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on January 15, 2018

Elder abuse can take many forms. It can be physical, emotional, or even financial. To reduce the risk of elder abuse, family members should learn to recognize the symptoms of mistreatment and take measures to prevent it from happening. Here are a few tips on reducing the likelihood of elder abuse. Don’t Overburden Yourself Family caregivers don’t abuse their loved ones…

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Superfoods That Boost Brain Health in Seniors in Scottsdale, AZ
Superfoods That Boost Brain Health in Seniors in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on January 1, 2018

A well-balanced diet typically contains all the nutrition needed to stay healthy. Nutritious foods also are important for brain health. However, there are a variety of superfoods that are particularly vital for cognitive function. Here’s a look at five superfoods that can boost brain health.  1. Acorn Squash  Acorn squash is rich in folic acid. An article published in a…

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Taking Care of Your Caregiver Feelings in Scottsdale AZ
Taking Care of Your Caregiver Feelings in Scottsdale AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on December 18, 2017

For a senior loved one with dementia, the world can be frightening, baffling, frustrating, and threatening. When experiencing shifting reality, reassurance can be comforting. Here’s the difference reassurance makes in providing dementia care. Curbs Aggression Attempts to maintain control may include throwing objects, pushing, and hitting. If your loved one is combative, first determine why. Think about what occurred just before…

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Christmas Presents That Elders Will Appreciate in Scottsdale, AZ
Christmas Presents That Elders Will Appreciate in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on December 4, 2017

Choosing a gift for your elderly loved one may be difficult, especially since he or she likely has different perspectives and preferences than you. Be on the lookout for any clues and hints your loved one gives pertaining to new clothing, electronics, accessories, and other items. Here are some of the most common gifts that appeal to aging adults.  1….

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