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When to Be Concerned About a Senior Loved One's Fever in Scottsdale, AZ
When to Be Concerned About a Senior Loved One's Fever in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on June 1, 2020

For older adults, a fever is sometimes the first sign something’s not quite right. While some fevers are temporary and nothing much to worry about, others are more concerning and reason enough to seek medical input. Today, we’re going to focus on when you should be concerned about an elderly loved one’s fever. Know What’s Considered “Normal” for Your Loved…

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Do Seniors Have Weaker Immune Systems in Scottsdale, AZ
Do Seniors Have Weaker Immune Systems in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on May 18, 2020

A robust immune system can protect against illness. However, older adults are more prone to various issues such as infections due to weakened immune systems. Continue reading to learn what causes seniors to have weak immune systems and what can be done to address each issue. Health Conditions Seniors living with conditions such as cancer, kidney disease, and diabetes are…

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Can a Stroke Impact Dementia in an Older Adult in Scottsdale, AZ
Can a Stroke Impact Dementia in an Older Adult in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on May 4, 2020

Research has shown strokes and dementia can be closely intertwined, and there’s actually a type of dementia caused by these cardiovascular events. Studies have also revealed strokes typically have a huge impact on the progression of dementia and its symptoms. Here’s a quick glimpse at the connection between these two conditions and some steps caregivers can take to address their…

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How to Reduce the Effects of Sundowning in Scottsdale, AZ
How to Reduce the Effects of Sundowning in Scottsdale, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on April 20, 2020

It’s fairly common for people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia to develop a type of late-day confusion referred to as sundowning. According to the National Institute on Aging, this condition is believed to be linked to brain-related changes that affect the body’s sleep-wake cycle. Anxiety, aggression, and other problematic behaviors, such as ignoring directions, can be experienced as…

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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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