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5 Ways Technology Enhances Senior In-Home Care in New Hampshire
5 Ways Technology Enhances Senior In-Home Care in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on January 19, 2018

Technology makes it easier for seniors to receive care in their homes without putting their health at risk. Family caregivers can use technology to facilitate their roles better and foster independence among their senior loved ones. Here are some of the ways technology can be used to enhance in-home care.  1. Engages the Brain Thanks to modern technology, you can boost your loved one’s memory and critical thinking skills. You…

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Strategies for Protecting Senior Skin During Winter in New Hampshire
Strategies for Protecting Senior Skin During Winter in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on January 5, 2018

Winter is here, which means the air is drier and colder, and everyone’s skin is more prone to becoming damaged. This is especially true for seniors, as their skin may already be on the dry side. However, if not protected and treated, it can lead to itching, cracking, flaking, and even bleeding. Use the following tips to help your aging loved one protect his or her skin during winter.  1….

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Dementia and Diabetes Similarities in New Hampshire
Dementia and Diabetes Similarities in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on December 22, 2017

Approximately 21 million people in the United States live with diabetes. Many of the complications of uncontrolled diabetes are well known. However, researchers have recently begun to gain a better understanding of how the disorder affects the brain. The body’s response to diabetes may lead to dementia for various reasons.  Hypoglycemia Complications Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco found that people with diabetes who have serious hypoglycemic episodes…

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5 Christmas-Themed Activities That Older Adults will Love in New Hampshire
5 Christmas-Themed Activities That Older Adults will Love in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on December 8, 2017

Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year, and your elderly loved one should join in the festivities. There are a variety of holiday-themed activities your loved one can do to enhance his or her physical, mental, and emotional health. Take a look at some engaging activities seniors can enjoy doing on Christmas.  1. Go Caroling  Caroling is a fun activity that can reduce anxiety and aggression….

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Tips for Daughters Providing Dementia Care to Parent in New Hampshire
Tips for Daughters Providing Dementia Care to Parent in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on November 17, 2017

Most dementia caregivers are children caring for their elderly parents, especially daughters. Although this is an opportunity for daughters to bond with their senior loved ones, it can be a difficult commitment that causes many damaging emotions. Here are some tips daughters who are caring for aging parents with dementia can use in their daily lives.  1. Learn More  Caring for a loved one with dementia requires a lot of…

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Managing the Emotional Aspects of Caregiving in New Hampshire
Managing the Emotional Aspects of Caregiving in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on November 3, 2017

Caring for your senior loved one could be the best time of your life, but it could also be emotionally draining. If these emotions are not managed properly, you might develop serious health issues. Here are some tips for managing the emotional side of caregiving.  Develop a Support System Many caregivers have come to a point where they no longer have any patience and feel full of anger because they…

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Identifying if Your Elderly Loved One is Dehydrated in New Hampshire
Identifying if Your Elderly Loved One is Dehydrated in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on October 20, 2017

Dehydration can lead to many serious health issues, so it is important to know the signs early on. Most cases of dehydration can be treated by drinking water or sports drinks. Here are some of the signs of dehydration in the elderly, as well as tips on how to prevent it.  Disorientation  If your loved one is not hydrated, he or she may feel disoriented, dizzy, and have mobility issues….

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5 Steps for Seniors to Take to Prevent Hearing Loss in New Hampshire
5 Steps for Seniors to Take to Prevent Hearing Loss in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on October 6, 2017

The Hearing Loss Association of America claims that around 30 percent of adults over the age of 65 have at least some hearing loss. While most types of hearing loss can’t be reversed, quite a few steps can be taken to prevent further damage. These five tips are perfect for seniors who want to preserve this vital sense for years to come.  1. Avoid Harmful Noises Moderate hearing loss is…

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5 Creative Ways to Keep Alzheimer's Away in New Hampshire
5 Creative Ways to Keep Alzheimer's Away in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on September 22, 2017

It is understandable that seniors want to avoid getting Alzheimer’s. Though it is not always possible to prevent Alzheimer’s, there are a few creative ways seniors can lower the risk of getting this disease. 1. Experiment with Exotic Cooking Seniors can add some innovation to the kitchen by trying out new recipes and cooking methods. Many seniors cook their childhood favorites, which tend to be heavy in processed foods, red…

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Heart- Healthy Foods for Seniors in New Hampshire
Heart- Healthy Foods for Seniors in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on September 8, 2017

As your loved one ages, his or her risk of heart disease may increase. However, there are steps your loved one can take to boost heart health and prevent a stroke, including eating balanced meals and healthy snacks. Here are some of the foods that can keep a senior’s heart at its best. 1. Whole Grains  Whole grains are monounsaturated fats that reduce the risk of heart disease. These heart-healthy…

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