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Important Nutrients for Seniors in Milwaukee, WI
Important Nutrients for Seniors in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on December 7, 2018

Though it’s important to eat right at any age, there are specific nutrients seniors need for good health. Because many seniors have diminished appetites or dietary restrictions, it’s important that the food they eat is optimized for nutrition. Check over your aging loved one’s diet and make sure it contains enough of these key nutrients that are necessary for seniors. Calcium and Vitamin D Many seniors are deficient in calcium…

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Helping Seniors Prepare for Winter in Milwaukee, WI
Helping Seniors Prepare for Winter in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on November 16, 2018

The change of seasons from fall to winter can be challenging for seniors. The weather may prevent them from going out, and it can also be a time when depression is at its peak. Fortunately, you can help your senior loved one transition from autumn to winter. Here’s how. Vaccinate Winter is peak season for the influenza virus. Seniors are especially vulnerable to effects of the flu. They’re more likely…

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Safe Thanksgiving Activities for Seniors with Dementia in Milwaukee, WI
Safe Thanksgiving Activities for Seniors with Dementia in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on November 2, 2018

During the holidays, older adults living with Alzheimer’s need to participate in fun activities to stimulate their brains and prevent isolation. Family caregivers need to ensure the activities aren’t confusing or too difficult so seniors with this disease avoid disorientation, agitation, and various actions that could lead to injuries and other safety issues. Here are some Thanksgiving activities that are safe for seniors with Alzheimer’s. 1. Arranging Thanksgiving Flower Bouquets…

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5 Crucial Traits of Doctors for Seniors in Milwaukee, WI
5 Crucial Traits of Doctors for Seniors in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on October 19, 2018

Seniors may see several different doctors over the course of a year, but their primary care physician will be the one who sees them for checkups and coordinates care plans with other doctors. Since seniors require frequent doctor visits, selecting the right primary care physician is absolutely crucial to their wellbeing. The ideal primary care physician for seniors needs to have the following five qualities. 1. Empathy Many seniors try…

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How Can Seniors Enjoy Halloween in Milwaukee, WI
How Can Seniors Enjoy Halloween in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on October 5, 2018

Halloween is always a fun time to see what the neighborhood children come up with for costumes. However, the holiday isn’t just designated for kids. Seniors can easily get in on the fun when they incorporate a few of the following ideas into their Halloween plans. Host a Halloween Movie Marathon Everyone loves a good movie, and your senior loved one will enjoy having an opportunity to gather with friends….

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Reasons to Spend Time with Grandkids in Milwaukee, WI
Reasons to Spend Time with Grandkids in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on September 21, 2018

Many different studies indicate that seniors who have the chance to socialize reap several health benefits. Spending time with younger loved ones remains part of the important social circle and benefits both generations alike. Here are a few reasons aging adults should spend time with their grandkids. Protect Cognitive Health Australia’s Women’s Healthy Ageing Project followed 186 grandmothers who cared for their grandchildren. The organization discovered that seniors acting as caregivers…

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Self-Care Tips for Caregivers in Milwaukee, WI
Self-Care Tips for Caregivers in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on September 7, 2018

Burnout is common among caregivers, and they must make a point of taking care of themselves when providing care for an elderly relative. Otherwise, they are likely to burn out physically, mentally, and emotionally. If you’re caring for an aging loved one, here are a few ways you can practice better self-care. 1. Communicate with Your Loved One Discuss what your loved one needs more assistance with. There might be some…

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Signs Your Parent Should Quit Driving in Milwaukee, WI
Signs Your Parent Should Quit Driving in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on August 24, 2018

At some point in their lives, seniors might no longer have the cognitive or physical skills to drive safely. While losing the ability to drive is often equated with a loss of independence, taking the car keys is an important step in ensuring the safety of the senior and others on the road. There are various signs family members might observe that indicate it’s no longer safe for their aging…

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Boosting a Senior's Memory in Milwaukee, WI
Boosting a Senior's Memory in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on August 10, 2018

Dementia makes it difficult for seniors to remember past events, future plans, speech, and responsibilities. However, the human brain is extremely complicated, so it’s possible for aging adults with dementia to remember something they have forgotten in the past. Memories for seniors with dementia tend to come and go over time. You can help your aging loved one remember important things more frequently with the following tips. 1. Write Down…

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The Impact of Stress on Seniors with Alzheimer’s in Milwaukee, WI
The Impact of Stress on Seniors with Alzheimer’s in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on July 20, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease can have negative effects on a senior’s physical and mental wellbeing, making it difficult to manage daily activities. Stress is a serious issue that makes Alzheimer’s disease and its symptoms worsen, which is why caregivers need to help their aging loved ones manage stress accordingly. Here are some of the ways stress can intensify Alzheimer’s-related behaviors.  Progression of the Disease  Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease does not prevent…

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