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How To Deal with Stubborn Elders in Lehigh Valley PA
How To Deal with Stubborn Elders in Lehigh Valley PA
By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on December 15, 2017

For many families, the subject of professional in-home care can become a hot topic when their senior loved one is stubborn about even considering the idea of receiving help at home. You may even feel like this is one topic you are afraid to bring up. While it might be uncomfortable at first, getting your loved one to accept help is critical for his or her health and safety. Instead…

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Tips for Providing FinanciaL Assistance to Your Senior Parents in Lehigh Valley, PA
Tips for Providing FinanciaL Assistance to Your Senior Parents in Lehigh Valley, PA
By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on November 24, 2017

Since many seniors cannot work, they tend to rely on their savings to pay for housing, food, medicine, and personal needs during their later years. However, rising prices or unforeseen medical bills can make it difficult for seniors to financially support themselves. In these circumstances, some family members may have to financially support their aging loved ones. There are many ways for you to provide financial support for your elderly…

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Family Caregiver Dos & Don'ts When Caring for Dementia Patients in Lehigh Valley, PA
Family Caregiver Dos & Don'ts When Caring for Dementia Patients in Lehigh Valley, PA
By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on November 10, 2017

If your senior loved one has dementia, caring for him or her may be challenging. It is important to stay patient and try to make your loved one’s life go smoother. Follow these tips to make your dementia caregiving tasks easier. Do: Provide Memory Aids Seniors with dementia often know they have forgotten important things, and this can be quite upsetting for them. Help your loved one by looking at…

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Can Coconut Oil Benefit Older Adults with Alzheimer's? in Lehigh Valley, PA
Can Coconut Oil Benefit Older Adults with Alzheimer's? in Lehigh Valley, PA
By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on October 27, 2017

As millions of people live with Alzheimer’s disease, pharmaceutical companies continue testing formulations to stop the disorder’s progression or inhibit its development. However, thus far, medications have provided little hope. Nutritionists offer a variety of dietary suggestions that can slow cognitive decline, such as coconut oil.  Based on individual reports, coconut oil seems to boost cognitive function among seniors in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. A limited number of…

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6 Grooming and Dressing Techniques Caregivers Can Use in Lehigh Valley, PA
6 Grooming and Dressing Techniques Caregivers Can Use in Lehigh Valley, PA
By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on October 13, 2017

Anyone who has ever cared for an aging adult knows just how difficult it can be to maintain healthy hygiene habits. Issues such as cognitive decline and arthritis often make everyday grooming tasks challenging. It is important for caregivers to employ a variety of strategies to make dressing and grooming tasks easier to manage. 1. Choose Your Battles Carefully After taking care of themselves for years, many seniors have a…

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10 Lessons to Pass on to Your Grandchilden in Lehigh Valley, PA
10 Lessons to Pass on to Your Grandchilden in Lehigh Valley, PA
By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on September 29, 2017

A long life span gives elderly people time to learn valuable information, and all this knowledge can be very useful to their younger counterparts. Seniors can pass on these things while spending time with their grandchildren. 1. Financial Wisdom Managing personal finances isn’t something taught in schools, but it is something young adults need to know about. To pass on useful financial management skills, seniors can include their grandchildren in…

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Healthy and Unhealthy Foods for Seniors with High Cholestrol in Lehigh Valley
Healthy and Unhealthy Foods for Seniors with High Cholestrol in Lehigh Valley
By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on September 15, 2017

High cholesterol levels can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and other serious conditions. One of the best ways to lower cholesterol levels is to follow a heart-healthy diet filled with fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Seniors who want to lower their cholesterol levels should consider this list of healthy and unhealthy foods.  Unhealthy: Canned Soup Eating too much salt can lead to high cholesterol in seniors. While seniors may enjoy…

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Inspirational Seniors to Learn From in Lehigh Valley, PA
Inspirational Seniors to Learn From in Lehigh Valley, PA
By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on August 25, 2017

At an age when most people are starting to slow down, some seniors seem to hit their stride and prove age is simply a number. The following are a few senior citizens who are still making significant contributions in their respective fields. 1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg At the age of 84, Ginsburg is still one of the most influential voices on the United States Supreme Court. During her nearly 25…

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Ways to Reduce the Risk of Hernias in the Elderly in Lehigh Valley, PA
Ways to Reduce the Risk of Hernias in the Elderly in Lehigh Valley, PA
By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on August 11, 2017

A hernia is a medical condition in which the contents of one body cavity protrude or bulge from their normal location. The natural weakening of muscles with age makes seniors susceptible to hernias. Here are some of the most common hernias among seniors and how to prevent them. Preventing Inguinal Hernias Inguinal hernias account for approximately 70 percent of all hernias. This type of hernia occurs when a portion of…

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How Older Adults Can Boost Their Energy Levels Naturally in Lehigh Valley, PA
How Older Adults Can Boost Their Energy Levels Naturally in Lehigh Valley, PA
By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on July 28, 2017

Trying to control energy levels with caffeine and sugar negatively affects a senior’s body because these substances can have a lasting impact on the organs. Seniors who want to boost and maintain their energy levels throughout the day should consider these seven natural tips and tricks. 1. Eat Foods with a Low Glycemic Index When seniors consume foods with a low glycemic index, it will take their bodies quite some…

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