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Brain-Engaging Ideas About New Year's Eve for Seniors in New Hampshire
Brain-Engaging Ideas About New Year's Eve for Seniors in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on December 21, 2018

The start of a new year is exciting for older adults who recognize the possibilities that exist in each new day. This year, turn your New Year’s celebration into one that boosts your senior loved one’s brain power by including these activities in your plans. 1. Attend a Social Event Just the simple act of talking to other people helps your loved one engage parts of the brain that would…

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Essential Nutrients for Seniors in New Hampshire
Essential Nutrients for Seniors in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on December 7, 2018

Optimal nutrition is essential for seniors. If your senior loved one fails to get enough of the recommended daily allowances of vitamins and minerals, he or she may be at a heightened risk for bacterial and viral infections as well as chronic health disorders. Here are some essential nutrients your loved one needs to maintain optimal health. Protein It’s essential that your loved one consumes enough protein to maintain muscle…

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Preparing Aging Adults for Winter Season in New Hampshire
Preparing Aging Adults for Winter Season in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on November 16, 2018

Before it gets cold outside, family caregivers need to prepare their senior loved ones for the snow, ice, and other winter weather conditions. Prepping for winter can prevent injuries, illnesses, and various issues that make life more challenging for seniors. Below are some of the tips family caregivers can use to help an aging parent prepare for the winter. Encourage Wearing Warm Clothing When the temperatures drop during the winter…

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Safe Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer's on Thanksgiving in New Hampshire
Safe Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer's on Thanksgiving in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on November 2, 2018

Keeping seniors actively engaged in hobbies and interests after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is important. It’s common for seniors to withdraw from socialization, but family caregivers need to help their aging loved ones foster emotional connections and stay involved in activities they previously enjoyed. Here are some Thanksgiving activities that are safe for seniors with Alzheimer’s. 1. Playing Thanksgiving Bingo Bingo is a fun game many older adults enjoy, including…

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5 Essential Qualities of Doctors for Older Adults in New Hampshire
5 Essential Qualities of Doctors for Older Adults in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on October 19, 2018

Aging adults typically face an increasing number of health concerns, which makes it important to have a good primary care doctor. Those who need to find one should keep certain factors in mind before making their decision. The following factors can ensure older adults end up under the care of a doctor they’re comfortable seeing. 1. Good Communication Skills Seniors should look for primary care doctors who are skilled at…

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How Can Older Adults Celebrate Halloween in New Hampshire
How Can Older Adults Celebrate Halloween in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on October 5, 2018

As the nights start to get longer and the days get chillier, many people start to look forward to Halloween. It might be difficult for seniors to participate, but this festive and spooky holiday is often a favorite for this age group. Seniors might no longer be going to parties that last all night, but they can still have plenty of fun during Halloween. Here are a few great options…

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Why Should Seniors Spend Time with their Grandkids in New Hampshire
Why Should Seniors Spend Time with their Grandkids in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on September 21, 2018

Although your senior loved one likely need no excuse to see his or her grandchildren, it’s essential to know how many benefits he or she can gain every time your family gets together. From newborns to teens, older adults can reap the following rewards when they make it a priority to see their grandkids regularly. Laughter Is Excellent Medicine There’s truth to the idea that a good old-fashioned belly laugh…

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Self-Care Strategies for Family Caregivers in New Hampshire
Self-Care Strategies for Family Caregivers in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on September 7, 2018

With so much to do as a caregiver, self-care often gets put on the backburner. However, trying to prepare meals, clean the kitchen, and look after your senior loved one’s health all require mental and physical energy that taxes your wellbeing. When you feel on the verge of burnout, use the following tips to practice better self-care that allows you to meet the demands on your energy and time with…

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Signs Your Loved One Should Hand Over the Car Keys in New Hampshire
Signs Your Loved One Should Hand Over the Car Keys in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on August 24, 2018

Driving is often seen as a way of maintaining independence and responsibility, so most seniors tend to get frustrated at the idea of giving up their keys. However, age-related health issues can make it unsafe for seniors to drive. If seniors keep driving after a certain point, they may be a danger to themselves and others on the road. Keep an eye out for the following signs your aging parent…

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Boosting Memory in Older Adults in New Hampshire
Boosting Memory in Older Adults in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on August 10, 2018

Years of scientific research provides a better understanding of brain function and neuron communication. Stimulating different areas of the brain has proven effective in creating and strengthening new pathways between neurons. Memory retrieval is particularly important in older adults with dementia. Using brain stimulation techniques triggers memories, which is rewarding for seniors and caregivers alike. There are a variety of methods family members can try to stimulate the brain to…

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