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How to Provide Home Care for a Stubborn Sibling in New Haven, CT
How to Provide Home Care for a Stubborn Sibling in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on April 19, 2018

Taking care of a senior who is cooperative and appreciates your help is already challenging enough. Your task may become even more difficult when you are trying to take care of a sibling who does not want your help. Fortunately, there are a few ways to make your job easier. If your sibling is being extremely stubborn about you providing care, use the following tips to manage the issue. Be…

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5 Reasons Digestive Health Is Important for Seniors in Newhaven, CT
5 Reasons Digestive Health Is Important for Seniors in Newhaven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on April 5, 2018

The digestive tract is an incredibly complicated part of the human body that is responsible for turning food into important nutrition. As people age, certain parts of the digestive system begin to wear out. Here are a few reasons older adults should maintain their digestive health. 1. Prevents Nutritional Deficiencies Eating vitamins and minerals is not enough to get proper nutrition. The body also needs to be able to absorb…

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10 Amazing Foods to Help Seniors Heal Post-Surgery in New Haven, CT
10 Amazing Foods to Help Seniors Heal Post-Surgery in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 22, 2018

The foods seniors eat after surgery could have a positive or negative impact on their recovery. Eating the right foods can prevent high sugar and blood pressure levels, constipation, and other health complications. Here are some of the healthy foods your senior loved one needs to eat so he or she can heal while recovering from surgery.  1. Whole Grains  When serving breads and cereals, make sure the items are…

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5 Engaging Activities for Seniors with Parkinson's in New Haven, CT
5 Engaging Activities for Seniors with Parkinson's in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 8, 2018

The symptoms that accompany Parkinson’s disease sometimes require making a few changes in entertainment options. Fortunately, many activities can be modified to help seniors with this condition stay energetic. For example, your aging loved one could switch to miniature golf or use a seated position to keep up his or her favorite sport. You can also use the following five ideas to plan fun yet safe activities for your loved…

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How to Manage Jealousy as a Family Caregiver in New Haven, CT
How to Manage Jealousy as a Family Caregiver in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 15, 2018

Being a family caregiver may cause you to feel various emotions, both negative and positive. One of the most common emotions caregivers experience is jealousy. There are various issues and situations that lead to this negative emotion, but here are some tips to help you manage it.  Try to Boost Confidence  Seeing family members continuing to use their talents and skills can make caregivers feel jealous and angry. Instead of…

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5 Things Aging Women Can Do to Boost Their Heart Health in New Haven, CT
5 Things Aging Women Can Do to Boost Their Heart Health in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 1, 2018

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, so senior women need to take particular care of their hearts. Strokes, heart attacks, and other heart conditions are often preventable as long as women take a few steps to manage their health. Your senior loved one can reduce her risk of developing a cardiovascular disease by following a few simple tips. 1. Understand How Heart Conditions Affect Women The…

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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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