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You Are (and Feel) What You Eat

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2018 9:20:35 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Eating to treat depression

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How healthy eating may help alleviate depression

As people get older, most of the common health issues they experience are fairly noticeable. If, for example, someone is in pain or discomfort, this will be evident, and hopefully a test or examination will reveal the problem. But one ailment that affects many older people is something that isn’t always obvious and won’t show up on any test: depression.

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5 Ways Seniors Can Maintain Their Independence

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Jack Maloney

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These tips can help an aging individual stay independent

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Metabolic Syndrome: The Risk Increases with Age

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jack Maloney

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The symptoms of metabolic syndrome are subtle – here’s what to look out for

The American Heart Association estimates that approximately 34% of the US population suffers from a condition they’re probably unaware of: metabolic syndrome. In general, the risk of the condition increases with age, from being overweight, and for those already battling pre-diabetes, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease, and polycystic ovary syndrome.

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6 Nutrients and Foods Seniors Should Eat More Often

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Bart Delsing

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Healthy eating for seniors isn’t all that different from healthy eating – it’s just more important

As we age, our bodies change significantly and chronic conditions and nutritional deficiencies become more prevalent. Senior metabolisms slow down and the body becomes less efficient at absorbing key nutrients. In addition, the ability to taste some foods declines and other foods can become more difficult to chew or digest.

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How to Help Seniors Tackle Clutter

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 7, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Jack Maloney

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These six tips can create a happier and healthier home

We live in a world of stuff. Everywhere we go, we’re surrounded by it. Living minimally is certainly not the strong suit of most Americans. And this is perhaps most evident in older generations.

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How We Got Started in Home Healthcare

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2018 11:14:57 AM / by Bart Delsing

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Yoga For Seniors: More than Just Stress Relief

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2018 2:17:13 PM / by Jack Maloney

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Many seniors obtain general wellness from yoga – here’s why

Some people simply don’t feel right until they’ve practiced yoga for the day, which might explain its 5,000 year relevance. Today, modern medicine has uncovered surprising benefits of this ancient discipline, including stress relief and decelerated aging. In fact, yoga is an excellent way of improving overall wellness in seniors, even for those with physical limitations.

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How to Speak to a Loved One with Dementia

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 16, 2018 10:35:52 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Speak to a Loved One with Dementia

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The importance of warmth, patience, and ongoing emotional memory

Dementia is an inclusive term for a number of conditions which can affect the brain and body. It can manifest in one of ten different forms. The most common (and generally known) form of dementia is Alzheimer's Disease, from which more than 5 million Americans suffer. Alzheimer's also has the perception of exclusively being an “old person's disease,” when in reality, one does not need to be elderly to suffer from it. Five percent of the overall number of sufferers are affected by the early onset of dementia.

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How to Help a Senior Loved One with Depression

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2018 1:38:04 PM / by Jack Maloney posted in depression

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Educate yourself, listen, and seek professional help

Though it may come as a surprise to some, the likelihood of becoming clinically depressed decreases with age. However, if a senior loved one become depressed, the consequences become more severe – including an increased risk of impairment performing daily functions, suicide, and the likelihood of physical illness. More than half of depressed older adults experience their first episode after the age of 60.

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5 Ways to Communicate with a Loved One who has Hearing Trouble

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2018 8:53:51 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Hearing trouble

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Patience and methodical communication can help deal with hearing loss

Hearing loss is a common part of aging. Approximately one in three people between 65 and 74 years of age and almost half of seniors older than 75 suffer from impaired hearing.

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Home Healthcare Services Drastically Cut Healthcare Costs

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Jack Maloney posted in home healthcare services

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The financial benefits of in-home care

Anyone who’s needed healthcare since the passage of the Affordable Care Act can attest to the fact that it remains expensive. Increasing hospital and pharmaceutical fees have caused insurers to increase their rates by 105% since the bill was initiated. Because taxpayer dollars offset premium costs for those who can’t afford insurance, the rocketing costs of healthcare affect us all.

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9 Tips For Treating Age-Related Insomnia

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 19, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Age-Related Insomnia

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Seniors with sleep problems: Bringing your body in line with your needs

For most of us, sleep tends to become a little more elusive with each lap of the Earth around the sun. But the notion that we should simply accept sleep problems as a natural part of the aging process is only partially true. While hormonal changes make us more prone to insomnia, they shouldn’t deter a good night’s rest.

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