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How to Lower the Risk of a Second Stroke in New Haven, CT
How to Lower the Risk of a Second Stroke in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 21, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports nearly 25 percent of stroke survivors experience second strokes. A second stroke typically occurs within five years after the first event. Seniors living with diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, and obesity have a higher chance of experiencing subsequent strokes. However, there are ways older adults can reduce the risk. Make Dietary Changes Nutrition plays a major role in addressing many medical conditions that…

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Strategies for Assisting Seniors Who Have Limited Mobility in New Haven, CT
Strategies for Assisting Seniors Who Have Limited Mobility in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 7, 2020

Seniors with mobility issues often need assistance with their daily routines. Your senior loved one may have a temporary challenge with mobility after an illness or injury, or he or she may need long-term help. These five tips can help you keep your loved one safe while also meeting his or her needs. 1. Identify Mobility Aids There are many different types of mobility devices that can help seniors get…

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Why Are Hallucinations Common in Aging Adult with Dementia in New Haven, CT
Why Are Hallucinations Common in Aging Adult with Dementia in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on April 23, 2020

Dementia is a neurological disorder that causes changes in the brain. As a result, older adults may often experience alarming and unfamiliar symptoms, including hallucinations. Continue reading to learn how dementia can cause hallucinations and what family caregivers can do to mitigate this symptom. Hallucinations When conditions such as dementia impact the brain, they can distort reality. Hallucinations can be more common in people with Parkinson’s dementia or Lewy body…

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Ways to Help Your Elderly Parent Avoid COVID-19 in New Haven, CT
Ways to Help Your Elderly Parent Avoid COVID-19 in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on April 9, 2020

The coronavirus is scary for families with senior loved ones. Much is still unknown about this virus, but it’s generally understood that anyone with serious health concerns is most vulnerable to the disease. These six strategies can minimize your loved one’s risk of catching this serious virus. 1. Help Your Parent Age in Place The thought of being isolated for an unknown period of time may cause your loved one…

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Ways to Provide High-Quality Daily Care for a Parent with Dementia in New Haven, CT
Ways to Provide High-Quality Daily Care for a Parent with Dementia in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 19, 2020

Aging adults with dementia eventually reach a point where they need daily assistance. Your senior loved one may reach this point in the middle stages of the condition, but it’s best to start planning as early as possible. Using this guide to start your preparations can help you get ready for the reality of helping your loved one every day. Identify Individual Care Needs People with dementia require different types…

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Tips for Helping Seniors Put Their Affairs in Order in New Haven, CT
Tips for Helping Seniors Put Their Affairs in Order in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 5, 2020

While your older loved one is still in control of his or her mental faculties, getting his or her affairs in order is an important step to take. Granted, it’s a topic you’ll want to bring up from a place of honest love and concern. However, once you do get to the point where such discussions can take place, here are six tips to keep in mind as you help…

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How Family Caregivers Identify Their Strengths in New Haven, CT
How Family Caregivers Identify Their Strengths in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 2:00 am on February 20, 2020

As a family caregiver, you must rely on your strengths to give your senior loved one the best possible care. But family caregivers sometimes have difficulty recognizing their strengths, and it’s likely you do far more than you give yourself credit for each day. Use these strategies to identify and develop your strengths while giving yourself the recognition you need to keep going when times are challenging. Write Down What…

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Challenges Older Adults Face Today in New Haven, CT
Challenges Older Adults Face Today in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 6, 2020

Retirement can be a golden opportunity for seniors, giving them more free time to do things they enjoy. However, they may also face various mental, emotional, and physical issues as they age. Continue reading to learn more about the most common challenges older adults face and how caregivers can help them address each problem. 1. Isolation Attending fewer community events and family gatherings is typical for elderly people, putting them…

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Everyday Activities that Are Good for Older Adults in New Haven, CT
Everyday Activities that Are Good for Older Adults in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on January 23, 2020

Aging adults who remain actively engaged in their senior years can boost their cognitive health, reduce the risk of accidents, and stave off conditions such as heart disease, dementia, depression, and arthritis. Therefore, you need to encourage your senior loved one to take up everyday activities, including those mentioned below. Continue reading to learn why these daily activities are beneficial for older adults. Cooking While it’s convenient to order takeout,…

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Respite Care Advantages for Older Adults in New Haven, CT
Respite Care Advantages for Older Adults in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on January 9, 2020

You already know respite care does family caregivers a world of good, since everyone needs a break. However, you may still be feeling guilty about leaving your senior loved one alone with someone new, and you may even wonder if taking a break is selfish. Understanding how your loved one benefits from receiving respite home care helps you make the arrangements with complete confidence that this is a win-win option…

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