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Tag: Wellness

Managing Dysphagia at Home and How Home Care Can Help

There’s nothing better than a tall, cold drink on a hot summer day, but for a senior with dysphagia, this simple pleasure can be downright dangerous. Dysphagia – or trouble with swallowing – affects millions of older adults, due to weakened mouth and/or throat muscles. Alzheimer’s, MS, cancer, and stroke are typical culprits as well. […]

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The Top Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

The cool dampness of fresh soil. The heat of the sunshine. The joyous music of songbirds. Gardening has the capacity to engage so many of our senses. Even more, there are a wealth of positive health benefits of gardening for seniors. No matter what the ability level or any space restrictions, there’s always a way […]

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How to Identify and Prevent Holiday Depression in Seniors

Although this time of year is typically viewed as the season of joy, for some older adults, the holidays are a period of profound sadness. And this year is no exception. Longing for holidays past, sadness over the loss of loved ones, and aging-related changes to health can intensify throughout the holiday season, and it’s […]

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The Questions You Need to Ask Senior Care Physicians

Of the many responsibilities a family caregiver faces, perhaps one of the more daunting is managing health conditions. The National Council on Aging reports that nearly ¾ of all older adults are clinically determined to have a minimum of two chronic illnesses, and are seeing an average of four senior care physicians.  

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