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Sensory Stimulation for Elders with Dementia in Ahwatukee, AZ
Sensory Stimulation for Elders with Dementia in Ahwatukee, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on October 9, 2017

Sensory stimulation involves activating one or more of the five senses. While most people are surrounded by sensory experiences throughout the day, it is important to stimulate the senses of seniors with dementia. Sensory stimulation helps seniors with dementia retain their memories and communicate better. If your loved one has dementia, here are a few ways you can stimulate his…

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7 Reasons Older Adults Should Practice Yoga in Ahwatukee, AZ
7 Reasons Older Adults Should Practice Yoga in Ahwatukee, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 25, 2017

Aging brings about many physical, emotional, and mental challenges, making it more difficult to stay physically fit, mentally aware, and emotionally strong. However, doing yoga can alleviate some of the challenges of growing old. Here a few benefits of doing yoga in the senior years.  1. Increase Balance  Aging causes seniors to experience a decrease in bone strength, which could…

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Engaging Word Games for Aging Adults in Ahwatukee, AZ
Engaging Word Games for Aging Adults in Ahwatukee, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 11, 2017

Studies indicate seniors who engage in daily mental stimulation reduce the risk of developing dementia by 30 to 40 percent. Playing word games can keep the brain functioning properly. These games help the brain concentrate and boost critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities. Whether the games are played online or using a writing tool, the visual and physical actions involved…

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Prom Ideas for Elders Ahwatukee, AZ
Prom Ideas for Elders Ahwatukee, AZ
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 28, 2017

Prom night isn’t always for young couples. Many senior-friendly organizations and clubs arrange prom nights for their members or for the general public. Attending prom nights allows seniors to socialize and reminisce about the past. Here are some tips and suggestions for putting on such an event for seniors.  1. Appoint a Committee Don’t plan this party for seniors without…

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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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