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How to Respect a Senior's End-of-Life Wishes in Cedar Valley, IA
How to Respect a Senior's End-of-Life Wishes in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on August 13, 2018

As seniors approach the end of life, they may make specific requests for how they want everything to be handled, which may include instructions for care, methods for handling their funeral, and ways to manage their estate after they pass. It can be difficult to balance your parent’s end-of-life wishes with practical concerns and other family members’ feelings on the subject. Here are a few ways to ensure you respect…

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Social Media Strategies for Seniors in Cedar Valley, IA
Social Media Strategies for Seniors in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on July 23, 2018

Social media is not just for the younger generations. Seniors can use social media to reconnect with old friends and stave off the negative emotions that sometimes come with living alone. As your aging loved one gets ready to explore how technology enhances social interactions, he or she can use the following strategies to get the most out of making new connections. Start Simple With so many social media platforms…

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How to Prepare for Alzheimer's Care Journey in Cedar Valley, IA
How to Prepare for Alzheimer's Care Journey in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on July 9, 2018

Taking care of a senior loved one who has Alzheimer’s can be a challenging task, but there are a few steps you can take to make this process a little bit easier. With some foresight and patience, you should be able to avoid many of the most common issues caregivers run into. Here is a quick look at seven tips you can use to get ready for the Alzheimer’s care…

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Dementia in Cedar Falls, IA
How to Talk to Your Kids About Dementia in Cedar Falls, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on June 25, 2018

The changes that occur due to dementia can be confusing to children who love their grandparents. Use the following tips to help your children preserve their relationship as they learn more about their loved one’s dementia diagnosis.  Start as Soon as You’re Ready Parents often worry about their children being too young to understand serious health conditions such as dementia. However, your children have likely already noticed a few changes…

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5 Steps to Take If Your Parent Is Moving in with You, Cedar Valley, IA
5 Steps to Take If Your Parent Is Moving in with You, Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on June 11, 2018

Many caregivers decide to move their senior parents into their homes instead of allowing them to live alone or move into an assisted living facility. The option of providing care at home is a benefit for both seniors and their caregivers. Here are some of the steps family caregivers should take before moving an aging loved one in.  1. Get Your Family’s Opinion and Approval  Make sure your spouse and…

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Positive Effects of Water Aerobics for Older Adults Cedar Falls, IA
Positive Effects of Water Aerobics for Older Adults Cedar Falls, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on May 28, 2018

Exercising is essential for seniors who want to preserve their overall health and increase their longevity. When searching for an exercise routine your elderly loved one will enjoy, make sure water aerobics makes the list. Working out in the water can provide many health benefits without putting excessive pressure on the body. Here are some of the top benefits seniors can gain when they take up water aerobics.  Boosts Overall…

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7 Healthy Goals Seniors Should Set in Cedar Valley, AI
7 Healthy Goals Seniors Should Set in Cedar Valley, AI
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on May 14, 2018

If seniors want to stay healthy, they need to take an active interest in their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Setting achievable goals is an excellent way to stay on track. Here are seven goals that can help your senior loved one boost his or her health.  1. Join a Club When seniors rarely socialize, it can have a great impact on their quality of life. The mental skills used…

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Best Ways for Seniors to Get Protein in Cedar Valley, AI
Best Ways for Seniors to Get Protein in Cedar Valley, AI
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on April 23, 2018

Protein is one of the most important parts of a senior’s diet because the body uses it to build strong, healthy cells and muscles, strengthen bones, and reduce stroke risks. Depending on their weight, seniors need anywhere from 35 to 75 grams of protein a day. You can ensure your senior loved one is getting enough protein by serving the following healthy, high-protein foods. Salmon A small 3-ounce slice of…

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Why Dementia Is So Challenging to Treat in Cedar Falls, IA
Why Dementia Is So Challenging to Treat in Cedar Falls, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on April 9, 2018

If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, your first reaction will most likely be to start looking for treatments. However, many families realize there are not that many effective ways of completely halting or reversing dementia. It may be difficult to comprehend in an age with so many medical advancements, but dementia is still not entirely curable. Here are a few of the main reasons behind the…

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7 Remedies to Relieve Parkinson's Symptoms Cedar Valley, IA
7 Remedies to Relieve Parkinson's Symptoms Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on March 26, 2018

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that damages the nerves and brain cells needed for movement. People with Parkinson’s disease frequently experience tremors, stiffness, slowness, and other issues associated with the inability to control muscles. Though the condition is still not fully curable, it is possible to treat many of the symptoms of Parkinson’s with the following seven methods.  1. Levodopa  For many seniors with Parkinson’s, levodopa is the closest…

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