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Reversible Causes of Dementia in Tampa Bay, FL
Reversible Causes of Dementia in Tampa Bay, FL
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on June 18, 2019

Many people are surprised to hear some forms of dementia can be controlled or completely reversed with the proper treatments and lifestyle changes. Here’s a quick look at six of the most common causes of reversible dementia and a few steps older adults can take to reduce the risk of sudden cognitive decline. Nutritional Deficiencies As seniors grow older, it becomes more difficult for the digestive system to absorb certain…

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Therapeutic Activities for Seniors with Parkinson’s in Tampa Bay, FL
Therapeutic Activities for Seniors with Parkinson’s in Tampa Bay, FL
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on June 11, 2019

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the nervous system and causes tremors, rigid muscles, lack of coordination, and pain. As the disease progresses, it eventually affects the entire body. There are many activities that can be therapeutic and help seniors as they learn to live with Parkinson’s disease. Playing a Musical Instrument Music is good for the mind and body. Listening to music can increase the release of…

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Preventing Hospital Readmission in Tampa Bay, FL
Preventing Hospital Readmission in Tampa Bay, FL
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on June 4, 2019

A large percentage of seniors who are discharged from the hospital typically make a repeat visit to the facility within a month. While health complications account for many readmissions, lack of education among seniors and family caregivers could also be the cause. However, families can use the following tips to be better informed so they can reduce the odds of their senior loved ones being readmitted to the hospital.  Learn…

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Ways to Challenge Stereotypes About Alzheimer’s in Tampa Bay, FL
Ways to Challenge Stereotypes About Alzheimer’s in Tampa Bay, FL
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on May 28, 2019

The increased population of older adults has led to more awareness regarding what it means to have Alzheimer’s disease. While most people know Alzheimer’s symptoms aren’t always as severe as what they might expect, there’s still some stigma about the condition. When you advocate for older adults, you can use these strategies to reduce the negative beliefs people have about Alzheimer’s. 1. Find Out the Facts The first thing you…

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By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on May 21, 2019

A significant amount of the population in Clearwater, Florida, consists of seniors, many of whom may eventually require some level of home care. Clearwater families who would like to know more about the aging demographic in their city should take a look at the following infographic, provided by the senior care experts at Home Care Assistance.  

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Tips to Manage Sleep Issues Stemming from Dementia in Tampa Bay, FL
Tips to Manage Sleep Issues Stemming from Dementia in Tampa Bay, FL
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on May 21, 2019

Dementia-related sleep issues involve things such as being unable to fall asleep at night. Seniors with dementia may also wake up frequently or have difficulty waking up early. While this can be frustrating for you as a caregiver, you can help your senior loved one sleep better at night by using these strategies. Treat Sleep Apnea Many older adults with dementia also have sleep apnea. If your loved one snores…

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Helping Your Elderly Loved One Manage Obesity in Tampa Bay, FL
Helping Your Elderly Loved One Manage Obesity in Tampa Bay, FL
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on May 14, 2019

Obesity can raise the risk for serious health issues in the elderly, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and renal disease. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help your senior loved one manage obesity. Encourage Exercise If your loved one lives a sedentary lifestyle, he or she may have difficulty managing obesity. Increasing physical activity burns calories so weight can be better managed. Elderly people who…

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Boosting Fitness in Seniors in Tampa Bay, FL
Boosting Fitness in Seniors in Tampa Bay, FL
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on May 7, 2019

Exercising regularly is vital for older adults to maintain optimal health. Between the ages of 30 and 80, adults lose approximately 15 percent of their muscle mass. By exercising, seniors can maintain their muscle mass and metabolism rate, which prevents weight gain. Working out also controls blood pressure, heart rate, and cholesterol levels. When contemplating a new fitness program, seniors should consider these tips so they make the right choices….

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Options of Home Repairs for Aging Adults in Tampa Bay, FL
Options of Home Repairs for Aging Adults in Tampa Bay, FL
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on April 23, 2019

Aging in place often requires making safety repairs and renovations to the home, which enhances quality of life and reduces the risk of minor accidents and severe injuries. Paying for these modifications may be difficult for seniors, which is why they need to look at all financial options. Below are some home repair assistance options for seniors to consider. Very Low-Income Housing Repair Program Federal grants are available to qualified…

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Is Falling a Symptom of Dementia in Aging Adults in Tampa Bay, FL
Is Falling a Symptom of Dementia in Aging Adults in Tampa Bay, FL
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on April 16, 2019

Memory loss and other cognitive impairment symptoms are traditionally considered to be initial indicators of dementia. However, changes in the brain have also been determined to cause balance and gait disturbances that lead to falls. As up to 25 percent of older adults experience falls each year, the discovery is a major concern. Dementia Signs Along with memory loss, seniors in the first phase of dementia commonly demonstrate lapses in…

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