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Activities Seniors with Parkinson’s Can Do Safely in El Dorado County, CA
Activities Seniors with Parkinson’s Can Do Safely in El Dorado County, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on March 19, 2019

The symptoms of Parkinson’s differ from one senior to the next. However, physicians typically recommend older adults living with the disease remain as active as possible. There are many activities that are safe for seniors living with Parkinson’s. 1. Taking Walks Walking is a simple activity that also provides many physical benefits. The exercise strengthens the cardiovascular system, which ensures the brain receives the nutrient-rich and oxygen-rich blood needed. When…

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How Hearing Loss Affects Aging Adults in El Dorado County, CA
How Hearing Loss Affects Aging Adults in El Dorado County, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on March 5, 2019

Hearing loss in aging adults can have both physical and psychological impacts. While hearing loss caused by earwax buildup or medication side effects may be temporary, other types are permanent. Here are some ways hearing loss can affect elderly people and how you can help your aging loved one better manage hearing deficits. Decreased Interaction with Grandchildren One of the greatest joys for grandparents is hearing their grandchildren’s first words….

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Caring Effectively for a Bedridden Elderly Parent in El Dorado County, CA
Caring Effectively for a Bedridden Elderly Parent in El Dorado County, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on February 19, 2019

Special consideration needs to be given to bedbound seniors. They face many unique challenges, ranging from a heightened risk for skin infections to the potential for life-threatening respiratory problems. Since these risks are real, there are several things you can do for a bedbound senior loved one to ensure he or she remains happy and healthy. Encourage Sitting Up in Bed Lying flat on the back may be more comfortable…

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Activities for Reducing an Older Adults's Blood Pressure in El Dorado County, CA
Activities for Reducing an Older Adults's Blood Pressure in El Dorado County, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on February 5, 2019

Harvard University reports that 25 percent of people in the United States live with hypertension and aren’t aware of the problem. In adults over the age of 60, high blood pressure is diagnosed if the reading exceeds 150/90. If left untreated, seniors might experience a heart attack or stroke. While medication is commonly prescribed for high blood pressure, several activities may reduce blood pressure naturally. 1. Do Breathing Exercises and…

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Weight Loss Tips for Seniors in El Dorado County, CA
Weight Loss Tips for Seniors in El Dorado County, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on January 22, 2019

Growing old leads to a slower metabolism and the loss of muscle mass. These things, as well as poor eating habits, contribute to weight gain in seniors. However, older adults can use the following tips to lose weight. 1. Limit Sugar Consumption Foods full of sugar offer little nutritional value to seniors, causing them to overeat, which leads to weight gain. However, avoiding sugary foods can help aging adults lose…

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Why Are the Elderly More Susceptible to Illnesses in El Dorado County, CA
Why Are the Elderly More Susceptible to Illnesses in El Dorado County, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on January 8, 2019

Your senior loved one may start to notice that he or she gets sick more often and that illnesses last longer. At first, your loved one may feel baffled when he or she needs another round of antibiotics or a minor case of the sniffles turns into pneumonia. However, your loved one may gradually become stressed out about the possibility of falling ill when it happens often enough to interfere…

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Ideas for Seniors to Celebrate New Year's Eve in El Dorado County, CA
Ideas for Seniors to Celebrate New Year's Eve in El Dorado County, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on December 18, 2018

There’s no shortage of activities for your aging loved one to participate in during New Year’s Eve, so get the ideas flowing and make sure this is a time to remember. You can choose activities for the two of you or make it an adventure the entire family will enjoy. Keep reading to learn about some of the fun activities seniors can participate in on New Year’s Eve. 1. Make…

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How to Help Seniors Treat Balance Issues in El Dorado County, CA
How to Help Seniors Treat Balance Issues in El Dorado County, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on December 4, 2018

As seniors grow older, they may encounter many health issues that contribute to poor balance, including normal wear and tear on the joints and muscles. To prevent these challenges from getting worse, seniors need to seek treatment. Below are some of the ways your elderly parent can treat the balance difficulties he or she experiences. Walking Devices Primary care physicians may recommend seniors use these devices until their balance has…

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Steps to Support Family Caregivers in El Dorado County, CA
Steps to Support Family Caregivers in El Dorado County, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on November 20, 2018

The role of family caregiver can be lonely, frustrating, and frightening at times. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to support the family caregiver in your life. Ask Direct Questions It’s not uncommon for people to ask family caregivers if they need anything. While the intentions are well-meaning, it’s usually better to ask what you can do to help. Family caregivers appreciate direct questions. Instead of reassuring the…

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Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Older Adults in El Dorado County, CA
Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Older Adults in El Dorado County, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on November 6, 2018

As Thanksgiving approaches, many caregivers will be busy preparing the dinner and organizing the holiday festivities. When time is scarce, it can be challenging to find fun holiday activities appropriate for seniors. Here are six activities that are sure to get seniors in the Thanksgiving spirit. 1. Doing Thanksgiving Crafts If you’re hosting the Thanksgiving Day dinner, ask your senior loved one to help you craft the decorations. There are…

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