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Common Types of Dementia in Seniors in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 10, 2018
Common Types of Dementia in Seniors in Tucson, AZ

More than five million older adults in the United States are afflicted with dementia. Though Alzheimer’s is the most widely known disease process associated with causing dementia, there are a variety of disorders that also cause cognitive impairment. Here’s a look at some of the most …

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Balancing Problems in Seniors in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 3, 2018
Balancing Problems in Seniors in Tucson, AZ

According to the National Council on Aging, one in four Americans over the age of 65 fall each year, and every 19 minutes one of these seniors dies from a fall. Many of these falls are due to the following balance-related issues. 1. Benign Paroxysmal …

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Self-Care Plans for Female Caregivers in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on November 26, 2018
Self-Care Plans for Female Caregivers in Tucson, AZ

Although many men are stepping up to the responsibility, women are still more likely to take on the role of family caregiver. Daughters who are also family caregivers face specific challenges, and you can use the following self-care tips to make sure your caregiver role …

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Helping Older Adults Relocate in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on November 19, 2018
Helping Older Adults Relocate in Tucson, AZ

Seniors who have dementia may need to move to a safer or more convenient home. However, moving can be particularly traumatic for seniors with dementia, since they function better in familiar environments. Here are a few ways to ease the transition and help a senior …

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What to Do if a Parent Develops Diabetes in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on November 12, 2018
What to Do if a Parent Develops Diabetes in Tucson, AZ

Just over 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year, and many of those individuals are over the age of 65. One recent study funded by the American Diabetes Association revealed that just over 25 percent of the senior population has diabetes. With some …

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By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on November 12, 2018

Just over 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year, and many of those individuals are over the age of 65. One recent study funded by the American Diabetes Association revealed that just over 25 percent of the senior population has diabetes. With some hard work and ongoing support, your aging parent might be able to control his or her blood sugar levels. Here are a few steps you should take if your parent develops diabetes. 1. Educate Your Parent Many older adults don’t realize just how devastating type 2 diabetes can be, which is why you should spend some time teaching your parent about the potential dangers. When left untreated, diabetes can result in a myriad of health complications, including kidney disease, nerve damage, impaired vision, dental disorders, and heart disease. Your parent should also know that type 2 diabetes can be controlled through healthy lifestyle choices. If your aging loved one needs help managing everyday tasks or encouragement to adopt healthier lifestyle choices, turn to Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of elder care. Tucson Home Care Assistance provides professional in-home caregivers around the clock to help seniors live longer, happier, and healthier lives. 2. Keep an Eye …

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How to Reduce Sundowning in Older Adults with Dementia in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on November 5, 2018
How to Reduce Sundowning in Older Adults with Dementia in Tucson, AZ

Many seniors with dementia experience “sundowning”—when the sun begins to set, they become agitated or restless. They may wander the house as though they’re searching for something. While this behavior can be difficult for caregivers—who usually need a break by the time evening arrives—to manage, …

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By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on October 29, 2018

From financial challenges to the ability to age in place safely and comfortably, Tucson seniors face many potential challenges. The staff at Tucson Home Care Assistance has put together an infographic featuring the most important statistics you need to know if you have an aging loved one living in Tucson, AZ.  

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Top 5 Signs of Vision Loss in Seniors in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on October 22, 2018
Top 5 Signs of Vision Loss in Seniors in Tucson, AZ

Vision loss is more common among older adults than their younger counterparts. Many seniors experience age-related vision loss, and it’s important for caregivers to catch this issue as early on as possible. Several eyesight issues can be mitigated or completely reversed with eyeglasses, contact lenses, …

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Why Seniors Need Socialization in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on October 15, 2018
Why Seniors Need Socialization in Tucson, AZ

Companionship is important for people of all ages, but regular socialization is necessary for older adults. Isolation can impact a senior’s emotional and mental wellbeing. Here are six reasons aging adults need to stay social as they age. 1. Enhance Emotional Health While many people …

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