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Understanding Familial Alzheimer's Disease Ahwatukee, AZ
Understanding Familial Alzheimer's Disease Ahwatukee, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 14, 2017

You’ve likely heard of Alzheimer’s disease. This common form of dementia affects many seniors, and it impacts their cognitive function and behavior. However, you may not know about some of the different types of Alzheimer’s such as familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD). This brief guide to FAD can help you determine whether you and your family are at risk of this…

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Grooming & Personal Hygiene Checklist for Older Adults in Ahwatukee, AZ
Grooming & Personal Hygiene Checklist for Older Adults in Ahwatukee, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 24, 2017

As seniors age, they may find it difficult to maintain healthy hygiene habits. However, there are several things caregivers can do to help elderly loved ones manage their personal hygiene. This checklist can help seniors and their caregivers develop healthy grooming habits. Don’t Scrub Too Hard In their younger days, seniors may have been able to scrub their skin clean…

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Ways Caregivers Experience Burnout Ahwatukee, AZ
Ways Caregivers Experience Burnout Ahwatukee, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 10, 2017

When your caregiving duties are making you feel agitated all the time, you may be headed for burnout. For this reason, you should be aware of these seven common reasons caregivers burn out so you can take preventative action now. 1. Getting Sick or Injured The long hours you spend caring for your loved one can affect your immune system….

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Warning Signs an Older Adult Is Experiencing Heat Stroke Ahwatukee, AZ
Warning Signs an Older Adult Is Experiencing Heat Stroke Ahwatukee, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on June 26, 2017

People over the age of 65 are more prone to heat stroke than their younger counterparts. Not only do their bodies have a difficult time adjusting to sudden temperature changes, but they may also have medical conditions that make them susceptible to heat exhaustion. Caregivers should be able to identify the following warning signs of heat stroke.   1. Rising…

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Simple Things in Life Aging Adults Can Appreciate Ahwatukee, AZ
Simple Things in Life Aging Adults Can Appreciate Ahwatukee, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on June 12, 2017

There are many good things that happen each day, but some seniors tend to focus on the negatives. However, there are some small things in life that could enhance their wellbeing. Here is a list of eight things older adults should take the time to enjoy.  1. Watching the Grandchildren Play Spending time with the grandkids creates precious memories your…

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Essential Things forSeniors to Add to Their Bucket List Ahwatukee, AZ
Essential Things forSeniors to Add to Their Bucket List Ahwatukee, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on May 29, 2017

Many aging adults compile bucket lists, which gives them the chance to dream big. Typical bucket list activities can range from traveling the world to learning a new skill. Preparing a bucket list can help seniors pursue their passions, stay healthy and active, and enjoy a high quality of life. Maintaining a high quality of life can be challenging for…

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Senior Social Media Stars You Should Know Ahwatukee, AZ
Senior Social Media Stars You Should Know Ahwatukee, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on May 15, 2017

Social media has become an important part of life, and many people have found fame through this platform. A growing number of older adults are also using social media and gaining popularity. Here are five senior social media stars with a massive fan following. 1. Charles Marvin Green Jr. This 66-year-old retired firefighter is famous for his Angry Grandpa YouTube…

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Ways Geriatric Social Workers Are Helpful for the Elderly Ahwatukee, AZ
Ways Geriatric Social Workers Are Helpful for the Elderly Ahwatukee, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on April 24, 2017

Adjusting to the senior years is difficult for many older adults and their families. Geriatric social workers can help the elderly manage several financial, health, and social problems caused by aging. There are a variety of age-related health conditions that can make it more challenging for seniors to live independently. However, many of the challenges they face can be easier…

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Top Fears Among the Elderly Ahwatukee, AZ
Top Fears Among the Elderly Ahwatukee, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on April 10, 2017

Seniors sometimes hide their anxieties. However, aging leads to certain changes that can generate fear. For this reason, it is important for family caregivers to understand what makes seniors afraid so they can take action to minimize these worries such as hiring professional caregivers. When considering elderly in-home care, Ahwatukee, AZ, families should make sure their senior loved ones have…

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Common Age-Related Changes in Seniors Ahwatukee,AZ
Common Age-Related Changes in Seniors Ahwatukee,AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on March 27, 2017

The human body and mind change with age. However, seniors do not necessarily need to rush to the doctor as soon as they experience changes in their health and wellbeing. There are several changes that come with aging that are completely normal and can often be managed easily. Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of…

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