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Stressors that Increase the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease in Roseville, CA
Stressors that Increase the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on June 2, 2020

A new study referenced by Alzheimers.net found stressful life experiences may age the brain and contribute to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. There’s additional research suggesting a possible link between stress and cognitive decline. While not all sources of stress can be entirely avoided, there are certain stressors that tend to be more likely to contribute to the type of brain-related changes associated with Alzheimer’s. Seven of these…

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Tips to Help a Senior with Dementia Who's Been Hoarding in Roseville, CA
Tips to Help a Senior with Dementia Who's Been Hoarding in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 26, 2020

Hoarding behaviors tend to increase in people with dementia. Some seniors might have always had a tendency to hang on to their belongings, and the changes in their brains due to dementia can cause them to do so even more. Other seniors may begin to hoard objects in an effort to combat their fears of loss of control. Hoarding isn’t only messy, but it can also put seniors at risk…

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How to Use a Communication Board with a Senior Stroke Survivor in Roseville, CA
How to Use a Communication Board with a Senior Stroke Survivor in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 19, 2020

Communication boards are simple yet extremely effective tools for helping stroke survivors express their needs and emotions. One reason these boards are so useful is because they provide a great deal of flexibility. Communication boards can even be as simple as pieces of paper with a few words or images on them. Seniors point to the images or words that best express their thoughts so everyone understands what they’re trying…

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What's the Best Diet for Seniors with Alzheimer in Roseville, CAq
What's the Best Diet for Seniors with Alzheimer in Roseville, CAq
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 12, 2020

The dietary concerns of seniors with Alzheimer’s are challenging for a number of reasons. As their memory lapses, seniors may forget to eat, which leads to malnutrition and dehydration. Their senses of smell and taste are altered secondary to the changes occurring in the brain. Thus, the foods or meals that once provided pleasure might now seem unpleasant. As the disorder progresses, your older loved one may have difficulty swallowing….

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Meeting Your Aging Parent’s Emotional Needs in Rosville, CA
Meeting Your Aging Parent’s Emotional Needs in Rosville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on May 5, 2020

Family caregivers often spend large portions of their days making sure their senior loved ones eat well, exercise, and take their medications. These are all important things to do, but you also need to be aware of your loved one’s emotional wellbeing. Seniors often feel sad, worried, and angry about the state of their lives, and these tips can help you meet your loved one’s emotional needs so he or…

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Family Caregivers’ Primary Roles in Roseville, CA
Family Caregivers’ Primary Roles in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 28, 2020

Family caregivers can be said to wear many hats over the course of even a single day. In fact, it’s almost impossible to list all the things caregivers do to help their senior loved ones. The typical family caregiver generally serves in these roles that encompass many different duties. Assist with Household Tasks Most caregivers start out just doing a few things around the house for their loved ones. You…

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Dietary Guidelines for Seniors with Alzheimer in Roseville, CA
Dietary Guidelines for Seniors with Alzheimer in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 21, 2020

Science is proving that people really are what they eat. The choices you help your senior loved one make about his or her diet play a role in how well he or she thinks and feels. Your parent’s diet may even be able to slow the progression of the disease. These six dietary guidelines are a great way to start getting your loved one’s meal plans aligned with his or…

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Things Older Adults Can Do to Meet Other Older Adults in Roseville, CA
Things Older Adults Can Do to Meet Other Older Adults in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 14, 2020

Building connections is essential at any age, including during the senior years. Older adults need to find ways to meet new people and form relationships that prevent boredom and isolation. Take a look at some of the things your elderly parent can do to meet other seniors. 1. Use Social Media Going online and interacting with like-minded individuals is easier for older adults through social media platforms like Twitter and…

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Things Elderly People Need to Know about Coronavirus in Rosville, CA
Things Elderly People Need to Know about Coronavirus in Rosville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on April 7, 2020

Coronavirus can produce symptoms that range from mild to potentially life-threatening. According to the CDC and other leading health sources, the latter is more likely to be the case for older adults considered at risk. As for what “at risk” means, this generally includes seniors with chronic illnesses, underlying health issues, or compromised immune systems. Here are five specific things at-risk seniors should know about coronavirus. 1. Healthy Lifestyle Habits…

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How to Address an Aging Loved One’s Hearing Loss in Roseville, CA
How to Address an Aging Loved One’s Hearing Loss in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on March 24, 2020

According to a recent study funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, nearly half of all adults over the age of 75 have some form of hearing loss. If your aging parent seems to be experiencing hearing loss, it’s time to come up with a long-term plan. Most forms of hearing loss can’t be reversed, but there are quite a few steps you can take to address…

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