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How Music Can Benefit Aging Adults with Alzheimer’s in New Hampshire
How Music Can Benefit Aging Adults with Alzheimer’s in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on January 10, 2020

Over the last few years, scientists have learned quite a bit about the causes of Alzheimer’s and what can be done to avoid this pervasive condition. Even though researchers haven’t been able to come up with a permanent cure for the disease, they’ve discovered some amazing treatments, including music therapy. Listening to music is a great pastime for people of all ages, but it seems to be particularly beneficial for…

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Fantastic Games Your Senior Loved One Can Enjoy in New Hampshire
Fantastic Games Your Senior Loved One Can Enjoy in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on December 20, 2019

Playing games is a fun way to keep your senior loved one entertained. The best games are ones your loved one can look forward to playing each day as part of his or her normal routine. The games should provide some sort of physical or mental stimulation while also being enjoyable. Try one or all of these five games, and see if your loved one gets excited about playing them…

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Is Alzheimer’s Disease Hereditary in New Hampshire
Is Alzheimer’s Disease Hereditary in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on December 6, 2019

The prospect of developing Alzheimer’s in the future is almost as upsetting as watching someone you love experience the cognitive changes associated with the disease. When one person in the family is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s natural for other family members to wonder if the disease has a genetic component. It’s known that Alzheimer’s can run in families, and it’s not uncommon to find that several members of a family…

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How to Hasten Recovery Following a Stroke in New Hampshire
How to Hasten Recovery Following a Stroke in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on November 22, 2019

The length of time it takes to recover from a stroke depends on multiple factors. If your senior loved one only experienced mild neurological damage, recovery may be swift. If mobility, balance, speech, and swallowing deficits are extreme, it may take many months or years before he or she recovers. In some cases, disabilities may be permanent. Fortunately, there are some effective strategies that can speed recovery after a stroke….

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Ways to Avert Aggressive Behavior in Seniors with Dementia in New Hampshire
Ways to Avert Aggressive Behavior in Seniors with Dementia in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on November 8, 2019

Aggression in seniors with dementia places them and their caregivers at risk for injuries. While outbursts and combative behavior may be unavoidable in certain situations, there are some strategies you can use to reduce aggression. Here are some ways to avert aggressive behavior in a senior loved one with dementia. Ensure Comfort Seniors with dementia sometimes display aggressive behavior for no apparent reason. However, they may act out aggressively when…

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Meaningful Activities to the Life of a Person with Dementia in New Hampshire
Meaningful Activities to the Life of a Person with Dementia in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on October 18, 2019

Living with dementia doesn’t take away a senior’s desire to participate in purposeful activities. While the cognitive limitations your aging loved one experiences may prevent him or her from initiating many tasks independently, he or she can proceed with fun projects that are tailored to his or her needs and current abilities. Continue reading to find meaningful activities for seniors with dementia. Arranging Flowers Arranging flowers allows seniors to use…

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Emotional Effects of Parkinson’s Disease in New Hampshire
Emotional Effects of Parkinson’s Disease in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on October 4, 2019

The emotional impact of Parkinson’s disease sometimes takes family caregivers and their senior loved ones by surprise. While you probably expected your loved one to experience physical symptoms of the condition, you might not have known that he or she could also undergo mood changes. Due to the effects of changes within the brain, you need to watch for these six ways Parkinson’s can affect emotions. 1. Depression According to…

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The Initial 3 Months of Stroke Recovery in New Hampshire
The Initial 3 Months of Stroke Recovery in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on September 20, 2019

The most significant part of the stroke recovery process generally takes place in the first three months. Family caregivers must develop proper care plans and follow the recommendations of their elderly parents’ primary care physicians. Continue reading to learn what the first three months of the stroke recovery process could be like for your loved one. Physical Therapy The first few weeks of stroke recovery can be intense due to…

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How to Prevent Being Rehospitalized in New Hampshire
How to Prevent Being Rehospitalized in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on September 6, 2019

A stay at the hospital is meant to get a senior back on the road to good health. However, many people find they go home and develop new health issues that cause them to go right back to the same hospital they were discharged from. Since these repeated hospitalizations have such a negative impact on seniors as well as the general public, the medical profession is now recommending families and…

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Reversible Causes of Dementia in New Hampshire
Reversible Causes of Dementia in New Hampshire
By Lauren Robison, 9:00 am on August 23, 2019

When older adults begin exhibiting signs of cognitive impairment, they and their families may fear a diagnosis of dementia. However, there are numerous reasons a senior’s cognitive function can go awry, and many of the causes are reversible. If your senior parent is experiencing unusual symptoms, a thorough evaluation by a physician can determine the underlying cause. 1. Depression When depressed, seniors may lack motivation, have difficulty concentrating, and feel…

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