The issue of our elderly loved ones refusing to take showers and wear fresh clothes is one that is far more common than most people might believe. Getting to the root of their avoidance is necessary to devise a successful strategy for cleaning up their act. We will discuss what to do when a senior loved one refuses to bathe or change their clothes.
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Staying active in the community is great for senior health, both physically and mentally. Therefore, we have put together a list of upcoming local senior-friendly events in the Bryan/College Station area.
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Having physical limitations while being mentally alert can be especially difficult for seniors. There are ways to cope with this situation, though. We will discuss caring for mentally alert seniors with physical limitations.
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Did you know that a person’s risk of stroke almost doubles every decade after age 55? Caregivers and seniors must be aware of this potentially fatal condition. Many people often ask “What is stroke?” Therefore, we have put together the basics of stroke, the types of stroke and the risks for stroke.
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Con artists often target seniors through the phone, mail or internet. Therefore, we have put together a few tips for seniors on how to avoid scams.
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Staying active in the community is great for senior health, both physically and mentally. Therefore, we have put together a list of local senior-friendly events in the Bryan/College Station area for the month of April.
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People of all ages spend time with their loved ones and celebrate spring on Easter. For many seniors in the Bryan/College Station, this holiday brings back wonderful memories of their childhood. In addition, it’s a great time to for some fun Easter activities for seniors. Therefore, we have put together a few great Easter activity ideas.
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March is Sleep Awareness Month. Sleep deprivation and other sleep issues can greatly affect your senior’s health. For most adults, an average of 7.5 to 9 hours of sleep each night is healthy. However, seniors are often unable to sleep this much due to various sleep-related problems. Therefore, we have put together a few tips to improve senior sleep patterns.
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February is American Heart Month, which is designated to encourage individuals to do the following: learn about, prevent and address heart problems. Since seniors are particularly at risk, it is important that family members and caregivers understand heart disease. Therefore, we have put together a few tips on how to protect your senior’s heart health.
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Unfortunately, age-related decline can happen quickly. In many cases, seniors are great at hiding new and worsening issues. For many families, holiday visits are the only opportunity for them to observe their senior loved ones in person. Therefore, pay close attention to your senior loved one’s physical and mental health, as well as their living situation. When visiting with seniors over the holidays this year, watch for the following warning signs that they may require some extra help at home.
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