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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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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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