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Cognitive Games for Seniors with Dementia in Dallas, TX
Cognitive Games for Seniors with Dementia in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 25, 2016

Keeping the mind active is one of the best ways to slow the progression of cognitive decline among seniors, especially those who require dementia care in Dallas, TX. Since cognitive decline affects the brain by interfering with its ability communicate with other parts of the mind and body, different forms of cognitive stimulation are essential for mental health. One particularly innovative way to help your senior loved one maintain brain activity is to encourage him or her to play games like the ones recommended in this article.  Bingo This game can be tailored to work for individuals in different stages of cognitive decline by using pictures of familiar people, animals,…

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Resources for Dallas, TX Seniors with Cancer
Resources for Dallas, TX Seniors with Cancer
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 18, 2016

When you are caring for a senior loved one with cancer, knowing where to go for help and support is crucial. This allows you provide the best Dallas home care possible and helps your loved one understand what they’re going through. The following resources provide valuable information and advice to help your loved one manage a cancer diagnosis.  Association of Cancer Online Resources This website provides an easy way to find online cancer support groups. These groups offer emotional support for caregivers and those with cancer. You’ll find a wide range of support groups for many types of cancer that occur among seniors, including lung, prostate, and stomach cancer. There…

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Why Seniors WIll Benefit from Eating Garlic in Dallas, TX
Why Seniors WIll Benefit from Eating Garlic in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 11, 2016

In ancient Greece, physician Hippocrates documented his use of garlic as treatment for anything from parasitic and respiratory infections to digestive problems and fatigue. Similar medical treatments were common in ancient Egypt. The knowledge eventually spread to Middle Eastern and Asian cultures before making its way to Europe. University of Maryland Medical Clinic and other researchers worldwide learned that the key to garlic’s health benefits lays in the compound known as allicin. This chemical exists whether garlic is consumed in fresh cloves, powdered or salted powdered form and is the primary reason Dallas 24 hour care providers recommend seniors eat more of it. Has Antiviral Properties In 2001, researchers published…

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Should Your Loved One Try Online Dating in Dallas, TX
Should Your Loved One Try Online Dating in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 4, 2016

Online dating is extremely popular among seniors, but it comes with some pros and cons. Before encouraging your senior loved one to set up a profile, Dallas caregivers recommend you examine the following information to determine whether or not online dating is right for your elderly family member.  There’s a Wide Selection of Prospective Suitors There is no shortage of online dating sites, even for seniors. There is a vast selection of seniors that your elderly loved one can interact with when he or she signs up. Some members on the dating site are local while others are scattered around the world, which gives your loved one a better selection…

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The Dangers of Pneumonia for Seniors in Dallas, TX
The Dangers of Pneumonia for Seniors in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 28, 2016

Pneumonia can be dangerous for those of any age, but seniors are more susceptible to pneumonia than other age groups. There are many causes for pneumonia including bacteria, viruses, and even fungi. Signs of pneumonia include a fever, chills, difficulty breathing, and cough with phlegm. But according Dallas live-in care provider, these symptoms often pose several complications for seniors. Vulnerable Immune System Due to natural aging, the immune system among seniors is already at a disadvantage. When pneumonia is added to the situation, it can be even more harmful because the risk of infection from other illnesses is increased. Lack of Symptoms When the immune system is compromised, seniors may…

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Telltale Signs of a Senior Eating Disorder in Dallas, TX
Telltale Signs of a Senior Eating Disorder in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 21, 2016

Eating disorders are commonly thought of as problems for young people, but that is a myth. People with eating disorders are found among various age groups and genders, including senior citizens. It’s important for families and providers of hourly home care in Dallas, TX to understand the signs of an eating disorder to maintain senior health and wellness. Significant Weight Changes Over a Short Time Significant weight gain or loss over a short time can indicate something is wrong with your senior loved one. If seniors lose a lot of weight, it may indicate that they have an eating disorder or their body isn’t getting what it needs to function…

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How to Tell if Your Senior Loved One Is an Alcoholic in Dallas, TX
How to Tell if Your Senior Loved One Is an Alcoholic in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 14, 2016

Many people enjoy an occasional glass of wine or beer without incident, but would you be able to recognize a drinking problem if your senior parent or family member one had one? It’s important to watch out for signs of alcohol dependency so you can address the issue with your loved one and get the necessary help. Dallas home care providers will highlight some red flags that family caregivers can watch out for. Needs Alcohol to Stay Calm  Have you ever heard your loved one say he or she needs a drink to calm his or her nerves? Many people say that as a joke, but if you notice your…

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How to Protect Seniors from Cold and Flu in Dallas, TX
How to Protect Seniors from Cold and Flu in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 7, 2016

With this year’s cold and flu season upon us, it’s important for caregivers for senior loved ones to learn how to protect the elderly from getting sick this winter. Seniors are more prone to developing a serious illness that may start out as a mere cold, so precautions are important. Get Vaccinated Many seniors never receive a flu vaccine, either because they put it off or because they consider vaccines to be inconvenient. However, seniors no longer have to make a doctor’s appointment to get a vaccine since many local health departments and even pharmacies are now offering flu shots. Another important vaccine to receive is a pneumonia vaccine, which…

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Safe and Fun Winter Activities for Seniors in Dallas, TX
Safe and Fun Winter Activities for Seniors in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 31, 2015

Even with the cheer leftover from the holiday season, winter can be underwhelming for some senior citizens. Frigid air and lack of sunshine can put a damper on any outdoor activities seniors would otherwise enjoy, thereby resigning them to the house. Don’t let the winter blues get your senior loved one down. If you’re looking for some safe and fun winter activities to enjoy with your senior loved one, Dallas part-time care provider can recommend a few notable ideas. Winter Organizing The winter months are the perfect time for your senior to get organized. Sorting through closets, cabinets, and wherever else your senior loved one keeps his or her odds…

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Understanding How Winter Depression Affects Seniors in Dallas, TX
Understanding How Winter Depression Affects Seniors in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 24, 2015

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, people of all ages start to feel more lethargic and perhaps even sad. Winter depression occurs because the brain and body are naturally affected by the daily cycle of light and dark. Your aging loved ones are even more susceptible to winter depression because they are not as active as they used to be, which can inhibit the brain’s ability to regulate negative emotions as seniors age. Fortunately, Dallas live-in home care professionals can share several tips to fight off winter depression and alleviate negative feelings. Exercise Regularly One of the major reasons that seniors are prone to winter depression…

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