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Determining if an Aging Adult is Dehydrated in Milwaukee, WI
Determining if an Aging Adult is Dehydrated in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on October 20, 2017

The elderly are particularly at risk for dehydration because the body pays less attention to thirst signals as a person ages and the kidneys function less efficiently. Dehydration can lead to both mental and physical issues that make a senior uncomfortable. Look for these signs to see if your aging loved one is experiencing dehydration. Lowered Urinary Output A senior with enough hydration should urinate frequently and have urine that…

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5 Steps for the Elderly to Avoid Hearing Loss in Milwaukee, WI
5 Steps for the Elderly to Avoid Hearing Loss in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on October 6, 2017

Seniors often experience some level of hearing loss, which can make it difficult for them to interact with others. Senior hearing loss is caused by changes in the inner ear that come with age, or it can be caused by damage or illnesses that affect the ears. Certain types of hearing loss are preventable even among seniors. If your aging loved one is worried about potential hearing loss, he or…

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5 Creative Activities to Keep Alzheimer's at Bay in Milwaukee, WI
5 Creative Activities to Keep Alzheimer's at Bay in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on September 22, 2017

With age, your senior loved one’s memory may begin to decrease due to altered connections in his or her brain cells. However, keeping the mind and body active are great ways for your loved one to increase vitality, build reserves of brain cells and connections, and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some creative activities that can preserve your loved one’s memory.  1. Write a Blog For many…

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Heart-Health Boosting Foods for Seniors in Milwaukee, WI
Heart-Health Boosting Foods for Seniors in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on September 8, 2017

Heart conditions are some of the most common causes of poor health among seniors, so it is important for them to keep their hearts as strong as possible. In addition to regularly exercising and maintaining a healthy weight, seniors can also increase their heart health by eating certain foods. Include these six foods in your elderly loved one’s diet to keep his or her heart in optimal condition. 1. Nuts…

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Diabetes Friendly Food for Elders in Milwaukee, WI
Diabetes Friendly Food for Elders in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on August 18, 2017

Diabetes is a growing concern among the senior population, and around 25 percent of Americans over the age of 65 currently have this condition. Even though the symptoms can be overwhelming, many seniors are able to stop the progression of diabetes or reverse it entirely with their dietary habits. Here are a few delicious and healthy recipes for seniors who are ready to take control of their health.  Orzotto This…

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Books Aging Adults with Dementia Might Enjoy in Milwaukee, WI
Books Aging Adults with Dementia Might Enjoy in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on August 4, 2017

Many seniors with dementia love to read, but they find themselves getting frustrated because the cognitive issues of dementia make it difficult to remember the meaning and plot of certain books. Fortunately, authors have written many books just for seniors with dementia. These books range from inspirational nonfiction that seniors with mild dementia will enjoy to fun picture books for those with more severe dementia. If you have a senior…

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Why Should Older Adults Do an Ancestry Search?
Why Should Older Adults Do an Ancestry Search?
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on July 21, 2017

Over the years, many seniors eventually get the urge to learn more about their ancestors. Those who trace their roots often discover exciting stories and unusual plots that could have easily been lost forever. This popular hobby can provide seniors with many amazing benefits that enhance their quality of life, ranging from cognitive stimulation to better relationships with family members. If your elderly loved one needs help maintaining a high…

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How Older Adults Can Cure Boredom in Milwaukee, WI
How Older Adults Can Cure Boredom in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on July 7, 2017

Many people believe retirement means having the time and finances to entertain guests on a regular basis or to have a home filled with grandchildren. However, many seniors live alone, and they may no longer have a spouse or friends living in the area. A solitary lifestyle commonly leads to boredom.  If your aging loved one lives alone and needs more opportunities for mental and social stimulation, consider hiring a…

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Exciting Summer Vacation Spots for Seniors in Milwaukee, WI
Exciting Summer Vacation Spots for Seniors in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on June 23, 2017

There are endless locations across the country worthy of a visit for a summer vacation. From small towns to major cities, the options are plentiful. Here is a list of five exciting vacation spots in the U.S. you can suggest to your loved one for a senior-friendly trip. 1. Pomfret, Connecticut This small community is the ideal destination for anyone who desires to avoid touristy locations and has a penchant for…

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7 Signs A Senior is Being Abused in Milwaukee, WI
7 Signs A Senior is Being Abused in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on June 9, 2017

Seniors are often dependent on others for their basic needs, which makes them vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Aging adults who are abused are often too afraid or embarrassed to speak up. You can help protect your loved one by being aware of the most common types of abuse. 1. Physical Abuse The most common signs of physical abuse include burns, abrasions, broken bones, and bruises that are unexplained or…

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