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Amazing New Year's Resolutions for Older Adults in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on January 7, 2019
Amazing New Year's Resolutions for Older Adults in Tucson, AZ

Resolutions are timeless traditions for many people around the world. The plans can be fun and light or more serious and powerful commitments. Here are some healthy New Year’s resolutions your senior loved one can make to boost his or her mental, physical, and emotional …

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Foods Seniors with Parkinson's Should Avoid in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 24, 2018
Foods Seniors with Parkinson's Should Avoid in Tucson, AZ

When most family caregivers think about Parkinson’s treatments, they normally consider medications that can alleviate the tremors. However, the foods seniors eat can also have an impact on their overall health and level of Parkinson’s symptoms. In general, it’s important to eat healthy foods and …

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Hidden Signs of Heart Attack in Older Adults in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 17, 2018
Hidden Signs of Heart Attack in Older Adults in Tucson, AZ

Seniors who experience a heart attack don’t always display the obvious symptoms, such as sweating or chest pain, which is why so many aging adults have heart attacks without even knowing it. Here are some of the silent signs of a heart attack that family …

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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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