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Managing Insomnia in Older Adults in Cedar Valley, IA
Managing Insomnia in Older Adults in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on April 22, 2019

Sleep disorders become more common as people age. It’s important that the cause of the insomnia be determined so an effective treatment plan can be implemented as soon as possible. Here are some things you can do to treat insomnia in your senior loved one. Encourage Exercise Aging adults often lead sedentary lifestyles. When they don’t get enough exercise, they may be unable to sleep at night. Encourage your loved…

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Ways to Help a Senior One Use Technology in Cedar Valley, IA
Ways to Help a Senior One Use Technology in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on April 8, 2019

Modern technology has created many new and innovative ways to help seniors with entertainment, daily tasks, socializing, healthcare, and more. However, these useful new technologies often seem overwhelming or confusing to seniors, so many would rather keep doing things the old familiar way even if new technology is easier in the long run. If you want your senior parent to get the full advantages of modern technology, you need to…

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Why Family Caregiver Get Stressed in Cedar Valley, IA
Why Family Caregiver Get Stressed in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on March 25, 2019

Stress is a fact of life for family caregivers who do their best to handle all of their responsibilities each day. While some stress is unavoidable, you can control certain types of situations that tend to cause the most strife for caregivers. Watch out for these six causes of stress that family caregivers experience so you can avoid having them cause you to burn out. 1. Managing Conflicting Schedules You…

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Normal Age-Related Cognitive Decline in Cedar Valley, IA
Normal Age-Related Cognitive Decline in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on March 11, 2019

Even though many adults stay mentally sharp well into their senior years, cognitive decline is a natural part of the aging process. As seniors grow older, their cognitive abilities could be impacted by many different variables, including oxidative stress, cell damage, free radicals, and acute injuries. Over time, seniors might find it difficult to follow complex conversations or learn new skills. That being said, the elderly can do quite a…

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Support Group for Caregivers Rewards in Cedar Valley, IA
Support Group for Caregivers Rewards in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on February 25, 2019

Caregiver support groups are a tremendous asset for anyone who provides care to an aging loved one. However, you may have a few natural reservations about joining a support group, especially if you’re short on time or feel nervous in a new social setting. When you’re unsure about whether a support group is right for you, consider these five benefits meeting with other caregivers regularly could have for you and…

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By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on February 18, 2019

As seniors age, the ability to continue to live at home without assistance may become challenging, and many will require high-quality home care. Cedar Falls families can rely on Home Care Assistance to provide the care their aging loved ones need and deserve. If you’ve been curious about the most recent statistics related to the local elderly population, take a look at the handy infographic we’ve provided below.

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How Regularly Visiting Seniors with Alzheimer's Can Benefit Them in Cedar Valley, IA
How Regularly Visiting Seniors with Alzheimer's Can Benefit Them in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on February 11, 2019

Staying in your aging loved one’s life offers emotional, mental, and physical benefits, especially if he or she lives with an age-related condition like Alzheimer’s. Visits give seniors the ability to socialize, which has a significant impact on their memory and emotional wellbeing. Here are some of the reasons it’s essential to visit an aging parent with Alzheimer’s on a regular basis. Provides Mental Stimulation Alzheimer’s disease can make it…

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Causes of Mobility Decrease in Seniors in Cedar Valley, IA
Causes of Mobility Decrease in Seniors in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on January 28, 2019

Practically all seniors will become less active as they grow older, and they need to be careful if they want to prevent mobility loss. When older adults become more reclusive and less active, they might have difficulty with a wide variety of physical and emotional issues. Here’s a closer look at five of the most common reasons mobility decreases with age and some steps that can be taken to mitigate…

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Steps to Prevent Seniors from Falling Out of Bed In Cedar Valley, IA
Steps to Prevent Seniors from Falling Out of Bed In Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on January 14, 2019

Poor bone strength, medications, and age-related conditions can cause seniors to experience dizziness, confusion, and balance problems that increase the risk of falls. However, there are changes you can make to your aging loved one’s bedroom and daily routine to prevent slips, falls, and other serious accidents. Here are some of the ways to reduce your parent’s risk of falling out of bed. Install Bed Rails When it comes to…

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Forms of Dementia in Cedar Valley, IA
Forms of Dementia in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on December 24, 2018

Dementia is a broad term for any type of decreased mental ability that is pronounced enough to interfere with everyday living, and it may include loss of memory, visual perception, and/or language skills. There are more than 100 different types of dementia. Understanding the type of dementia your senior loved one has been diagnosed with can help you provide better care for him or her. Here are six of the most…

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