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Christmas Activities for Aging Elders with Alzheimer's Disease in El Dorado, CA
Christmas Activities for Aging Elders with Alzheimer's Disease in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on December 5, 2017

Christmas is a special time of year when people of all ages celebrate and participate in fun holiday-themed activities. Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s doesn’t mean your elderly loved one has to give up holidays. Take a look at some of the fun things seniors with Alzheimer’s can do to celebrate the Christmas holiday.  1. Make Holiday Cards  There is no right or wrong way to design a Christmas card, which…

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How to Effectively Manage Work & Family Caregiving Duties Simultaneously in El Dorado, CA
How to Effectively Manage Work & Family Caregiving Duties Simultaneously in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on November 21, 2017

Many family caregivers are placed into this commitment involuntarily, which can make it difficult to balance their work and caregiving schedules. Options are available to simplify a caregiver’s personal and professional commitments. Take a look at some of the ways family caregivers can simultaneously manage their caregiving duties while still holding down a full-time job.  Get Help from Family and Friends  Many family caregivers make the mistake of doing everything…

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5 Thanksgiving Activities for Elderly with Dementia in El Dorado, CA
5 Thanksgiving Activities for Elderly with Dementia in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on November 7, 2017

It is important for seniors with dementia to remain active and stimulated. With the holiday season approaching, family caregivers can turn typical days into fun, seasonal experiences for seniors living with dementia. Throughout the month of November, try these engaging, Thanksgiving-related activities with your loved one.  1. Doing an Autumn Word Search  Create an autumn word search for your loved one that is made with larger print and fewer words…

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Reasons Caregivers Should Join Support Groups in El Dorado, CA
Reasons Caregivers Should Join Support Groups in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on October 17, 2017

Assuming the role of caregiver for a senior loved one is often thought of as being a rewarding experience. However, the task is not without several challenges. Having a network of people involved in similar circumstances can ease the burden of being a caregiver, and community support groups have much to offer.  Reduces Isolation Family members providing care for a loved one often give up their social lives to provide…

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6 Great Halloween Activities for Aging Adults in El Dorado, CA
6 Great Halloween Activities for Aging Adults in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on October 3, 2017

Though most people think of Halloween as a holiday that typically centers around children, it can be celebrated by anyone regardless of age. Even the elderly can get in on the fun in a few different ways. Here are six Halloween activities that are ideal for seniors. 1. Conducting a Costume Contest Having a costume contest is a great way for seniors to enjoy themselves and get creative. Whether they…

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7 Decisions that Increase Longevity in El Dorado, CA
7 Decisions that Increase Longevity in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on September 19, 2017

We all want our senior loved ones to be around as long as possible. While we can’t completely control what age they live to be, we can encourage them to make lifestyle decisions that increase their chances of living long and fulfilling lives. Here are a few measures seniors can take to increase their life expectancy. 1. Flossing Daily If your loved one doesn’t floss, it’s time to start. Two…

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Brain Stimulating Activities for Senior with Alzheimer's in El Dorado, CA
Brain Stimulating Activities for Senior with Alzheimer's in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on September 5, 2017

Alzheimer’s disease can cause seniors to withdraw from activities and experience rapid cognitive decline. However, participating in stimulating activities could slow the progression of the disease and help seniors live a better quality of life. If your elderly loved one needs help maintaining a high quality of life while aging in place, reach out to Home Care Assistance, a trusted provider of El Dorado County senior care. Services our caregivers…

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Fun Activities for Seniors in El Dorado Colorado
Fun Activities for Seniors in El Dorado Colorado
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on August 15, 2017

Staying healthy doesn’t require a gym membership or a trip to the nearest park. Here are a few activities that can keep seniors physically and mentally healthy, and all can be done from the comfort of their own home.  1. Gardening Many seniors enjoy tending to their garden. However, they may not realize it’s also a great source of exercise. The exertion involved in gardening, from weeding to planting, works…

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The Common Causes of Fatigue in Older Adults in El Dorado, CA
The Common Causes of Fatigue in Older Adults in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on August 1, 2017

Chronic fatigue is a serious medical condition that should never be taken lightly. When left untreated, fatigue can lead to secondary health complications, including a compromised immune system and severe cognitive decline. This is why all caregivers need to spend some time familiarizing themselves with the most common causes of fatigue and what can be done to address those issues.  Diabetes When seniors have diabetes, their blood sugar levels fluctuate…

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Safe Activities for Aging Adults with Limited Mobility in El Dorado, CA
Safe Activities for Aging Adults with Limited Mobility in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on July 18, 2017

Despite physical challenges, your senior loved one can still enjoy life and engage in meaningful activities. Here are eight suggestions addressing various degrees of mobility. 1. Tend Plants Place potted plants around the home within reach of your loved one. Buy a watering can with a long spout, and keep it filled with water. If windows don’t offer adequate light, your loved one can place plants under grow lights. For…

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