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By AH Naples, 9:00 am on February 16, 2024

Mobility challenges don’t have to mean the fun is over for your aging loved one. Instead, you can use the following activities to keep your loved one engaged and help him or her see life is still full of opportunities to learn new things and find joy.  1. Practice Yoga Your loved one may think …

By AH Naples, 9:00 am on February 15, 2024

Respite care can enhance the mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of family caregivers and their senior loved ones. It’s an effective way to minimize your load as a caregiver, and it can strengthen the bond between you and your loved one. Here are some of the top benefits of in-home respite care. 1. Creates Opportunities …

By AH Naples, 9:00 am on February 14, 2024

With a little bit of research and some ingenuity, you can create world-class meatless dishes for your senior loved one. Here’s a look at six vegetarian meals that are delicious, easy to prepare, and packed with nutrients.   1. Warm Quinoa & Chickpea Salad This dish is filled with the amino acids needed to repair and …

By AH Naples, 9:00 am on February 13, 2024

According to the National Parkinson Foundation, approximately one percent of seniors over the age of 60 have Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder that affects mental health and mobility. There are five different stages of Parkinson’s disease. Understanding which stage your senior loved one is in and what to expect during each stage can help you …

By AH Naples, 9:00 am on February 12, 2024

As your senior parent ages, your relationship may become strained, especially if you become his or her primary caregiver. While there will be plenty of cheerful moments, there will also be challenges you two will need to overcome together. This is why you’ll need to work to strengthen the relationship you have with your parent. …

By AH Naples, 9:00 am on February 8, 2024

It’s important for seniors recovering from strokes to maintain optimal nutrition. Strokes can impair chewing and swallowing functions, which may diminish the appetite. Here are some foods that are helpful during stroke recovery because they reduce the risk of a second stroke, are well tolerated, and are easy to chew and swallow.    Sardines Fatty …

By AH Naples, 9:00 am on January 25, 2024

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes memory loss. However, the human brain is home to several different memory systems, and Alzheimer’s affects them differently. Ahead, learn about the types of memory that are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.    Episodic Memory The episodic memory system is responsible for memories of past events and …

By AH Naples, 9:00 am on January 24, 2024

Strokes are common among older adults and can be life-threatening. The good news is there are ways to prevent the abrupt artery blockages responsible for strokes. Continue reading to learn about unique ways to help your senior loved one reduce the risk of stroke.    Taking a Health Course Staging an intervention may not be …

By AH Naples, 9:00 am on January 23, 2024

Improper tooth brushing, lack of dental checkups, smoking, and other various bad habits can have severe effects on physical and mental health, which is why good oral hygiene is essential to a senior’s wellbeing. Practicing good oral care can protect your aging parent’s mouth as he or she grows older. Here are some of the …