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How Important Are Whole Grains in Your Parent’s Diet?

By Kevin Bilderback | Sep 21, 2017 | Comments Off on How Important Are Whole Grains in Your Parent’s Diet?
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If you have been to a grocery store or listened to the news recently, you have noticed that whole grains are being heavily emphasized as an important part of everyone’s diet. As a family caregiver, you know that what your parent eats makes a tremendous difference in their health and well-being, and are likely always…

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What Are the Best Ways to Help Your Aging Senior Cope with Challenges in Her Life?

By Kevin Bilderback | Sep 13, 2017 | Comments Off on What Are the Best Ways to Help Your Aging Senior Cope with Challenges in Her Life?
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Your aging family member is going to face multiple challenges as she grows older. How she manages her reactions to those challenges can make all the difference. Start a Gratitude Practice Together When your senior family member is able to focus on what she’s grateful for, it can help to shift the focus from some…

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Easy Distractions to Use to Keep an Aging Adult from Wandering out the Front Door

By Kevin Bilderback | Sep 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Easy Distractions to Use to Keep an Aging Adult from Wandering out the Front Door
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When an aging family member is prone to wandering, finding a way to curtail that scary behavior is essential. Try some of these ideas if your aging adult is an escape artist. Install and Use a Keyed Deadbolt Deadbolts that use a knob on the inside of the door are extremely easy for your aging…

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What You Should Know About Stand Up to Cancer Day

By Kevin Bilderback | Aug 30, 2017 | Comments Off on What You Should Know About Stand Up to Cancer Day
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September 8 is Stand Up to Cancer Day. This is the ideal opportunity for you as a family caregiver to work with your elderly parent to learn more about cancer, how it can impact your aging parent, and the ways that you will need to adjust your care routine to help your parent either reduce…

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Preventing Falls When Enjoying Outings with Your Elder

By Kevin Bilderback | Aug 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Preventing Falls When Enjoying Outings with Your Elder
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Planning outings with your aging parent is a fantastic way to encourage them to enjoy a more active, engaged, and fulfilling lifestyle. Getting out of the house for activities stimulates their mind and gives them more physical activity while creating memories that both of you will cherish well into the future. As with anything else…

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What Is the Best Way to Prevent Metabolic Syndrome?

By Kevin Bilderback | Aug 16, 2017 | Comments Off on What Is the Best Way to Prevent Metabolic Syndrome?
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Metabolic syndrome isn’t a disease or a condition, rather it is a collection of risk factors that can lead to more serious problems like diabetes and heart disease. The risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome are high blood pressure, cholesterol levels that are unhealthy, excess fat around the abdomen, and high blood sugar levels.…

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Could Your Mom Be Neglecting Herself?

By Kevin Bilderback | Aug 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Could Your Mom Be Neglecting Herself?
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Self-neglect must be monitored as your mom ages. For one daughter, the change was so gradual  she didn’t notice it until her dad died. Suddenly, she could see just how little her mom was doing for herself. What Self-Neglect Looks Like When her mom stopped cooking meals and preferring microwavable meals or takeout food, she…

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How Might Your Loved One’s Doctor Diagnose Osteoporosis?

By Kevin Bilderback | Aug 2, 2017 | Comments Off on How Might Your Loved One’s Doctor Diagnose Osteoporosis?
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Getting a diagnosis for osteoporosis may involve your loved one’s doctor performing a variety of different tests. These separate tests can help to confirm what your loved one’s doctor sees in one specific test or can help to confirm risk factors that make your loved one more susceptible to developing osteoporosis. Family and Medical History…

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Debunking Alzheimer’s Myths

By Kevin Bilderback | Jul 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Debunking Alzheimer’s Myths
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Although most people are aware of the existence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), many people are unclear about the effects of the disease and what a diagnosis of AD means to the patient and their family. Sadly, there is a stigma around a diagnosis of AD that makes people hesitant to seek care when symptoms appear.…

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Staycations Your Senior Parent Will Love

By Kevin Bilderback | Jul 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Staycations Your Senior Parent Will Love
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Traveling gets hard as you age. Rushing to catch the next plane. Remembering to grab all your bags as you exit security checks. Walking for hours when you have limited mobility is equally challenging. If your senior parent simply cannot stand long trips anymore, plan a staycation. Here are some staycation ideas that are perfect…

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