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Head Injuries and Risks for Dementia in New Hampshire
Head Injuries and Risks for Dementia in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on March 8, 2019

Falls remain a major cause of injuries in older adults, sometimes resulting in blows to the head that cause traumatic brain injury (TBI). A study published in JAMA Neurology reports that older adults who experience moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries have an increased risk of developing dementia. The study involved extensively examining a database containing the histories of more than 164,000 seniors throughout the state of California. A group of…

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By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on February 22, 2019

From mobility limitations to cognitive decline, there are several health issues that can develop in the senior years, many of which make it challenging and even unsafe to age in place without some level of assistance. The elder care experts at New Hampshire Home Care Assistance have put together an infographic detailing 8 signs that indicate your senior parent might need in-home care. Call us today at if you’d like to learn about our premier home care services.

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How to Feed an Elderly Parent with Parkinson’s Disease in New Hampshire
How to Feed an Elderly Parent with Parkinson’s Disease in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on February 15, 2019

Losing control of the throat and mouth muscles or experiencing motor problems can make it challenging for seniors with Parkinson’s to eat. Family caregivers need to simplify the eating process to prevent their aging loved ones from failing to get the nutrients they need. Here are some tips for feeding a senior parent living with Parkinson’s disease. Use Adaptive Eating Utensils Tremors are a common symptom of Parkinson’s, and they…

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Fun Ways for Aging Adults to Celebrate Valentine's Day in New Hampshire
Fun Ways for Aging Adults to Celebrate Valentine's Day in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on February 1, 2019

Show your elderly parent how much he or she is loved by making this Valentine’s Day one to remember. You can choose fun activities to do inside the house, or plan a night out on the town. Here are some fun ways for your loved one to celebrate Valentine’s Day. 1. Distribute Handmade Cards Instead of purchasing cards with preset wording and designs from a store, your parent can create…

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Is It Possible to Avert Alzheimer's Disease in New Hampshire
Is It Possible to Avert Alzheimer's Disease in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on January 18, 2019

The symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease are so severe in the later stages that many seniors worry about developing this condition. With so much fear associated with Alzheimer’s, it’s common to find conflicting reports in the media regarding how much it can be prevented. While it would be nice to know seniors can prevent Alzheimer’s from developing, the truth is there are factors beyond anyone’s control that affect who gets…

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New Year’s Resolutions for All Older Adults in New Hampshire
New Year’s Resolutions for All Older Adults in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on January 4, 2019

The New Year is a time of renewal when older people can get excited about making positive changes in their lives. Your senior loved one can use this list as inspiration for creating resolutions that bring greater joy and happiness in the upcoming year. 1. Get Dressed Every Morning It sounds simple enough, yet older adults sometimes skip changing out of their pajamas when it takes more effort than it…

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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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