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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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Best Travel Places for Retirees in New Haven, CT
Best Travel Places for Retirees in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on August 17, 2017

One of the best ways to stay active and engaged following retirement is by traveling. Although travel may seem like an expensive proposition, many hotels, restaurants, and attractions offer discounts to seniors. The AARP and other groups also offer exclusive members-only discounts, which can make travel more affordable. The following are a few destinations retired seniors should add to their itineraries.  1. San Antonio, Texas From the history of the…

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Ways Older Adults Can Make Their Lives Simple in New Haven, CT
Ways Older Adults Can Make Their Lives Simple in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on August 3, 2017

Creating a simple life can be liberating and empowering for seniors. By eliminating unnecessary commitments, seniors can have more freedom to engage in pursuits that add joy and meaning to their lives. The following are a few steps seniors can take to simplify their lives.  Consider Downsizing Moving to a smaller house, condominium, or apartment can ease financial worries by reducing the amount spent on a mortgage, property taxes, and…

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Health Benefits of Acai for Older Adults in New Haven, CT
Health Benefits of Acai for Older Adults in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on July 20, 2017

Berries are one of the many recommended fruits seniors should add to their diets. Acai berries contain higher levels of certain nutrients than most other berries. These berries are common in the Amazon rainforest and grow on massive palm trees. They are purple in color and look similar to blueberries. Local cultures favored the berries for centuries due to their healing properties. The popularity of acai berries enabled the exotic…

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Ways Aging Adults with Parkinson's Benefit from Smart Silverware in New Haven, CT
Ways Aging Adults with Parkinson's Benefit from Smart Silverware in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on July 6, 2017

For the millions of people worldwide living with Parkinson’s disease, the simple act of eating a meal poses a significant challenge. The tremors associated with Parkinson’s can make it almost impossible to get food from the plate to the mouth without a spill. Companies are now merging smart technology and silverware to make it possible for seniors with Parkinson’s to dine with confidence, independence, and dignity. One of the first…

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What to Put in a Care Package for an Aging Loved One in New Haven, CT
What to Put in a Care Package for an Aging Loved One in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 22, 2017

A care package is sure to brighten your senior loved one’s day. While every package should be customized for the recipient, there are a few items that can be useful for every senior. Here are seven things you should include in your next care package.  1. Scrapbook If you love to craft, consider assembling a scrapbook full of treasured photos. You can include everything from childhood memories to life milestones….

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