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Important Signs of Parkinson’s in New Haven, CT
Important Signs of Parkinson’s in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on April 18, 2019

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system that impacts coordination, strength, balance, and dexterity. The most common symptom of this disease is tremors, but there are a wide variety of early warning signs caregivers should watch out for. When this condition is caught early on, some seniors are able to minimize the symptoms with various treatments and medications. 1. Diminishing Sense of Smell A senior’s sense of smell…

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Most Common Oral Health Issues Seniors Face in New Haven, CT
Most Common Oral Health Issues Seniors Face in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on April 4, 2019

Some people mistakenly believe that losing teeth or having other oral health issues is merely part of the aging process. Thus, they may not care for their teeth and gums as carefully as they did in their younger days. There are several common oral issues older adults face. However, there are solutions to the situations. Bad Breath Bad breath, or halitosis, becomes embarrassing when other people notice the odor. According…

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By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 28, 2019

Not every senior will develop Alzheimer’s disease with age. However, this cognitive condition is prevalent among the elderly, which may be cause for concern for many family caregivers. The Milford Alzheimer’s care experts at Home Care Assistance have put together an infographic detailing some of the most important facts and figures you should know about Alzheimer’s disease in 2019. Reach out today at if your aging loved one needs mental stimulation, assistance with household tasks, and social companionship.

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Food Choices for Seniors Who Don't Have Teeth in New Haven, CT
Food Choices for Seniors Who Don't Have Teeth in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 21, 2019

Without proper dentition, seniors with no teeth may develop nutritional deficiencies, and it’s important to feed them nutrient-dense foods that are easy to chew. Here are some foods to feed seniors who have no teeth that can help them maintain optimal nutrition, energy, and strength. Pureed Meats Consuming lean sources of protein is important as people age. Seniors need adequate protein and iron to help them preserve muscle mass and…

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Best Activities to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day for Adults in New Haven, CT
Best Activities to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day for Adults in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 7, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day often has a reputation for being a rowdy holiday, but this doesn’t mean it’s just an event for younger people. It can be a fun way for seniors to celebrate their Irish heritage or just enjoy a special day. There are plenty of great things seniors can do on St. Patrick’s Day despite physical or cognitive limitations. Here are five fun ways for seniors to participate in…

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Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Levels in Older Adults in New Haven, CT
Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Levels in Older Adults in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 21, 2019

The risk for heart attacks and strokes rises as people age. Risk factors for these diseases include high blood pressure, diabetes, renal disease, obesity, and high cholesterol levels.  Fortunately, there are several ways to maintain healthy cholesterol past age 65 and diminish the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Exercise Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are risk factors in the development of high cholesterol. Even mild forms of exercise can promote…

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Ways Seniors Can Stave Off the Effects of Aging in New Haven, CT
Ways Seniors Can Stave Off the Effects of Aging in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 7, 2019

Due to many different biological and environmental factors, everyone undergoes the aging process. As adults grow older, several body systems slow down or don’t function as efficiently compared to their younger years. However, there are several lifestyle changes seniors might consider adopting to prevent or slow down the effects of aging. 1. Follow the Mediterranean Diet A study published in Neurology revealed the foods in the Mediterranean diet have brain-protecting…

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Ways to Get Your Loved One to Choose a Healthy Lifestyle in New Haven, CT
Ways to Get Your Loved One to Choose a Healthy Lifestyle in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on January 24, 2019

Following a healthy lifestyle can boost a senior’s quality of life and increase longevity. As a family caregiver, you need to encourage your aging loved one to make healthy lifestyle choices to help him or her remain independent. Here some tips you can use to motivate your parent to adopt a healthy lifestyle. 1. Develop a Realistic Plan Seniors need to start off slow and incorporate healthier choices as they…

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Causes of Vision Loss in Aging Adults in New Haven, CT
Causes of Vision Loss in Aging Adults in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on January 10, 2019

Loss of eyesight can make it difficult for older adults to perform daily activities such as cooking, driving, cleaning, bathing, and navigating the home without assistance. Continue reading to learn about some of the top reasons seniors lose their eyesight. Macular Degeneration One of the leading causes of vision loss in seniors over the age of 65 is macular degeneration. The macula is an area in the retina that controls…

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Tips to Care for a Senior with Dementia at Home in New Haven, CT
Tips to Care for a Senior with Dementia at Home in New Haven, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on December 20, 2018

Caring for a senior loved one with dementia at home provides benefits such as aging in place in a familiar environment. Now that you’ve made the decision to be your loved one’s caregiver, you can use these strategies to manage the symptoms of dementia. Learn About Your Loved One’s Diagnosis Dementia care is very different from other types of caregiving duties. Due to the nature of this diagnosis, you must…

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