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Best & Worst Foods for Seniors with Diabetes in New Haven, CT
Best & Worst Foods for Seniors with Diabetes in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on January 18, 2018

Seniors who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes need to take a fresh look at their dietary habits. With a healthy diet, many diabetic seniors can reverse this condition and prevent secondary health complications such as neuropathy and cardiovascular disease. Here is a closer look at some of the best and worst foods for older adults who are trying to control their insulin levels.  Good: Oats This grain…

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Ways Yoga Boosts Elderly Health in New Haven, CT
Ways Yoga Boosts Elderly Health in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on January 4, 2018

Yoga is a relaxing pastime with several health benefits. Although you should always check with your senior loved one’s physician prior to embarking on a new exercise regimen, yoga is considered a safe, low-impact way to exercise. Here are five ways yoga boosts elderly health. 1. Releases Endorphins Elderly people sometimes display symptoms of anxiety, depression, and sadness, which may include crying, isolation, diminished appetite, lack of interest in surroundings,…

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Aging Tips For New Year Resolutions in New Haven, CT
Aging Tips For New Year Resolutions in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on December 21, 2017

New Year’s resolutions are a fun way to initiate change in a senior’s life. While your loved one may have set resolutions in the past, the senior years bring new meaning to self-improvement. As your family gets ready to usher in the New Year, encourage your loved one to consider the following resolutions to renew his or her health and vitality. 1. Reconnect with an Old Friend By the time…

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Keeping Aging Adults Warm and Cozy in the Wintertime in New Haven, CT
Keeping Aging Adults Warm and Cozy in the Wintertime in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on December 7, 2017

As the human body ages, it becomes less efficient at managing temperatures, so seniors may feel extremely chilly even when the temperature seems comfortable to others. This issue often worsens in the winter because it is so cold outside. Many caregivers have difficulty keeping their elderly family members comfortable without raising heating bills or making everyone else hot. Use these tips to help your loved one stay warm and cozy…

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5 Ways Perfectionism Can Cause Caregivers to Burnout in New Haven, CT
5 Ways Perfectionism Can Cause Caregivers to Burnout in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on November 23, 2017

Perfectionism might seem like a good character trait for a caregiver, but it can actually lead to a lot of issues. Many family caregivers who try to keep everything perfect end up burning out. Burnout occurs when a caregiver is so emotionally and physically exhausted that he or she is no longer able to care for a senior loved one. Perfectionism can lead to caregiver burnout in these five ways….

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Boosting Emotional Wellbeing in the Elderly in New Haven, CT
Boosting Emotional Wellbeing in the Elderly in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on November 9, 2017

Emotional health is just as significant as physical wellbeing because it can greatly affect a senior’s quality of life. When he or she is emotionally healthy, your aging loved one can control his or her behaviors, thoughts, and feelings, maintain healthy relationships, and bounce back from life’s setbacks. Here are some of the ways you can boost your loved one’s emotional wellbeing.  Be Aware  Family caregivers should pay attention to…

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Arranging Long-Term Home Care for an Elderly Loved One in New Haven, CT
Arranging Long-Term Home Care for an Elderly Loved One in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on October 19, 2017

Many seniors are opting to age in place. In addition to using technological gadgets such as alarms, seniors also have the benefit of working with professional caregivers to complete everyday tasks. As a family, it is best to begin discussing long-term care options early. Here are a few tips to create a comprehensive action plan for a senior loved one’s long-term care. Determine Your Loved One’s Care Needs One of…

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7 Foods for Elders with Celiac Disease in New Haven, CT
7 Foods for Elders with Celiac Disease in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on October 5, 2017

Celiac disease is mostly associated with children and young adults, but seniors are being diagnosed with celiac disease more frequently. Since there is no medication that can treat this disease, your elderly loved one will need to follow a healthy, gluten-free diet to heal the small intestines and stop inflammation. Here are some of the foods seniors with celiac disease should eat.  1. Whole Grains Your loved one should only…

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6 Options for a Healthy Breakfast for Older Adults in New Haven, CT
6 Options for a Healthy Breakfast for Older Adults in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on September 21, 2017

A healthy breakfast is a must for seniors. If you are having a difficult time coming up with ideas for your loved one, or he or she is bored with breakfast, consider trying some of these delicious yet healthy dishes.  1. Oatmeal  Packed with fiber and easy to chew for seniors with missing or bad teeth, oatmeal makes for a nutritious breakfast. It can prevent constipation and other digestive issues…

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Different Stroke Signs in Older Men and Women in New Haven, CT
Different Stroke Signs in Older Men and Women in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on September 7, 2017

Men and women who experience strokes may exhibit different warning signs, and as a family caregiver, you should know those symptoms. Although there are common warning signs that all seniors could experience, the risk factors for men and women are often different. Recognizing the symptoms could save your elderly loved one’s life. Here are some of the different signs of stroke in men and women.  Difficulty Speaking  If your loved…

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