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Time Management and You

Posted by advancare in Alzheimer's Disease, caregiver stress, caregiving, caregiving tips, depression, home care, mental health, Senior Health | 0 comments

02.05.16

When our brains age, it may become tougher to remember things that you easily used to remember. To prevent this, there are many different things you can do to both strengthen your memory and improve your time management skills. Check out our previous post that focused on improving your mental health from a couple of weeks ago for some tips on how to keep your memory sharp. This week’s post focuses on time management and what you can do to improve it while bettering yourself.

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New Advancements in Alzheimer’s Treatment

Posted by advancare in Alzheimer's Disease, caregiving, caregiving tips, Dementia, elderly care, health innovations, home care, injury recovery, mental health, Senior Health | 0 comments

25.04.16

There are many new advancements in the medical field every single day. Many of these advancements are extremely surprising to a lot of people. It can be quite exciting when someone finds a possible treatment that is not only effective, but also easy to obtain and relatively cheap. That is exactly what happened to Dr. Mary Newport and her husband, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

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Stay Sharp: Tips on Maintaining Mental Health

Posted by advancare in caregiving, caregiving tips, elderly care, home care, mental health, Senior Health | 0 comments

18.04.16

Being a healthy human being is not just about keeping your body in good shape. It also requires you to be sound mentally. In some ways, mental health can be more important than physical health. Also, if you are not sound mentally, then you may find it hard to even get into the physical exercises. There are many little things seniors, as well as the average person, can do to keep their minds sharp and focused. The brain is like a muscle, so it is important to keep it challenged and strong.

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Strength and Weight Training for Seniors

Posted by advancare in caregiver stress, caregiving, caregiving tips, depression, elderly care, home care, Senior Health | 0 comments

11.04.16

This week, we will be focusing on weight training safety and techniques that are good for seniors. Some seniors, especially the ones that have been exercising consistently for a long period of time, may want to consider doing as much weight training as possible. Weight training is a great way to keep your muscles working and your blood flowing. Not only can it help your muscles, but it can also help your balance and coordination, so you can prevent a fall before it happens. Mixing weight training with cardio every week is a great way to balance out your routine. 

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Sports and Activities for the Active Senior

Posted by advancare in caregiving, elderly care, home care, mental health, Senior Health | 0 comments

05.04.16

We are back this week with some great activity and sports suggestions that will help you become a healthier and stronger senior. As we have stated in past blog posts, it is very important for everyone, especially seniors, to be as active as possible. There are many ways you can stay fit and active, and not all of them are very strenuous. Staying fit in your old age can add years to your life, but only if you maintain your goals and stay on track. Use your good health as proper motivation to keep it where it needs to be. The easiest way to do this is to make a proper routine, and we will help you do just that in future blog posts, so be sure to check back with us weekly. Now onto this weeks topic.

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Basic Safety Tips for the Active Senior

Posted by advancare in caregiving tips, elderly care, Senior Health | 0 comments

28.03.16

This week’s focus is staying safe while exercising. The first thing any senior citizen should do before exercising is to check with their doctor to see if he or she is healthy and fit enough to work out without getting hurt. Some people may have certain limitations that prevent them from being mobile in a safe manner. Your doctor will know for sure whether or not you can put the strain on your body that comes with even the simplest of exercises.

 

Exercising is considered by most professionals to be the best thing an elder can do to delay some of the side effects that come with aging. If it is done correctly and in a safe way, it can even add up to two or three years onto your lifespan. On top of improving overall general health, regular exercise can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent diabetes, depression, anxiety, and insomnia, as well as certain cancers. Balance and strength can also improve, lowering your risk for an accidental fall.

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Be a Fit and Active Senior

Posted by advancare in Senior Health | 0 comments

21.03.16

Getting older comes with many changes that can be tough to get used to. If you were once an active adult, you may find it hard to adapt to the decreased mobility that comes with aging. No matter what your situation is, it is important to stay as active as possible. Getting older can be tough on your body, but staying fit can help to prevent many health issues that might reveal themselves with time.

 

Because we put your safety and well being above all else here at Advancare, we have decided to provide you with some tips and ideas to keep you active and healthy. Check back with us every week to find new fitness ideas and safety techniques that are sure to keep you on the right track without getting you hurt.

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Lack of Appetite in Seniors: Is It Normal or Is it a Concern?

Posted by advancare in elderly care, Senior Health | 0 comments

03.12.15

It is common for children to say that they don’t have an appetite and would rather play than eat their vegetables, however it becomes a concern when the elderly doesn’t eat and claim that they don’t have an appetite.

According to Heather Schwarts who is a nutrition expert at the Stanford Hospital and Clinics, lack of appetite in seniors mostly thirst is a common occurrence in aging, however is it still something to be concerned about?

Let us first look into the reason why loss of appetite is normal. Though it is not a major concern, it is still something to look out for if they suddenly eat less and less. There are a lot of factors that contributed to a senior’s appetite.

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Caregiving and Pets: Why Pets Make Great Caregivers

Posted by advancare in caregiving tips, elderly care, mental health, Senior Health | 0 comments

15.10.15

Are you a new caregiver? Congratulations and welcome to the world of caregiving. However, we do have a bit of news for you: Caregiving doesn’t come with a manual. However, what’s good about it is that it encourages the caregiver to exercise their creativity and patience to be able to come up with ways on how they could improve their senior’s life without stressing themselves out in the process. One of the effective ways is by receiving the help of a pet.

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Senior Health: Eating Healthy the Right Way

Posted by advancare in Senior Health | 0 comments

04.09.15

One of the most important things that families and caregivers should be vigilant about when caring for a senior is their diet. Seniors diets are a far-cry from the diet that they have grown used to when they were younger and most of the time they need help re-adjusting to a new diet. They may get cranky and short-tempered, but always be patient and let them understand why you are doing this.

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