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What Do Aging Adults Need to Know about COVID-19 in Scottsdale, AZ
What Do Aging Adults Need to Know about COVID-19 in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on April 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is especially dangerous for older adults with known health problems. As at-risk individuals, seniors must take steps to understand the disease and identify ways to stay safe. Here are the top things seniors and their caregivers need to know right now to begin safeguarding their health. Seniors Should Understand the Risks Older adults have seen a lot…

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Tips to Help Aging Adults Break through Barriers to Eating Healthy in Scottsdale, AZ
Tips to Help Aging Adults Break through Barriers to Eating Healthy in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on March 16, 2020

Many seniors grew up being taught to view desserts as treats they got after they ate unappetizing vegetables. Although it can be difficult to change the mindset that healthy foods aren’t as tasty as other options, it’s possible to overcome this attitude. These six ideas are all great ways to help seniors change their perspective about healthy eating so they…

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Safety Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregiving at Home in Scottsdale, AZ
Safety Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregiving at Home in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on March 2, 2020

People with Alzheimer’s disease eventually need assistance to live at home safely. Depending on your loved one’s living situation, he or she may need you to make modifications around the house to keep him or her safe. You may also need to remove certain items that pose a risk to your loved one’s health. This safety checklist can help you…

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5 Best Books for Seniors [Infographic]
5 Best Books for Seniors [Infographic]
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on February 24, 2020

In the senior years, it’s important to keep the mind stimulated, and one of the simplest and most entertaining ways to achieve this goal is by reading regularly. The following infographic lists a few amazing books that are sure to appeal to older adults, and they can even discuss them with friends and family members for extra stimulation. Those who…

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Main Economic Challenges for Older Adults in Scottsdale, AZ
Main Economic Challenges for Older Adults in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on February 17, 2020

A mini-stroke is also known as a transient ischemic attack, or TIA. The condition occurs when the blood flow in a small vessel within the brain becomes interrupted. Statistics indicate approximately 500,000 people experience TIAs annually. Approximately 10 percent of adults who experience TIAs have more serious strokes within three months. The symptoms of a TIA are similar to those…

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Which Foods Elderly People with Dementia Should Not Eat in Scottsdale, AZ
Which Foods Elderly People with Dementia Should Not Eat in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on February 3, 2020

The foods seniors with dementia eat play a role in their overall health. The right types of foods can stimulate clearer thinking by giving the brain the nutrients it needs to function properly. However, the wrong foods can cause health changes that impact thinking and reasoning. Watch out for these five foods that may need to be replaced with healthier…

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Can Older Adults Handle Persistent Pain in Scottsdale, AZ
Can Older Adults Handle Persistent Pain in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on January 20, 2020

Statistics indicate up to 88 percent of older adults experience chronic pain. The natural aging process commonly causes weakening of the musculoskeletal system and leads to conditions that cause pain. Various medical conditions are also causative factors. There are a number of methods seniors can consider to address their pain. Take Medications Prescription and over-the-counter analgesic medications are commonly recommended…

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Tips Music Benefits Seniors Who Have Alzheimer’s in Scottsdale, AZ
Tips Music Benefits Seniors Who Have Alzheimer’s in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on January 6, 2020

Listening to music can provide aging adults with many emotional, mental, and physical advantages even as the disease progresses. Your elderly parent can benefit from listening to a song, playing an instrument, or dancing along to a favorite tune. Below are some of the reasons seniors with Alzheimer’s should incorporate music into their daily lives. 1. Triggers Memories Because music…

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What are the Unhealthy Habits to Avoid in the Golden Years in Scottsdale, AZ
What are the Unhealthy Habits to Avoid in the Golden Years in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on December 16, 2019

Many people know it’s a good idea to maintain a healthy lifestyle during any stage of life. Of course, this doesn’t mean some people don’t develop habits that are best avoided, especially ones that could present problems later in life, which is why we’re going to focus on some of the more common unhealthy habits older adults should avoid if…

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Tips to Attract Seniors Towards Exercising in Scottsdale, AZ
Tips to Attract Seniors Towards Exercising in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on December 2, 2019

Exercise is vital to a senior’s health because it can boost quality of life and stave off various age-related conditions. Developing a realistic plan is the best way to keep your elderly parent physically active in the senior years. Below are some tips family caregivers can use to help their loved ones start exercise programs and stick with them. Ask…

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