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How to Slow the Progress of Dementia in Des Moines, IA
How to Slow the Progress of Dementia in Des Moines, IA
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on February 22, 2019

A dementia diagnosis doesn’t mean your family must stand by and watch helplessly as your senior loved one’s cognitive abilities deteriorate. Much more is known today about how lifestyle choices can impact the progression of dementia. Now that you have a diagnosis for your loved one’s symptoms, you can be proactive and help him or her learn how to manage the condition and stop it from progressing. Feed the Brain…

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Ways to Help Older Adults to Get Better Sleep in Des Moines, IA
Ways to Help Older Adults to Get Better Sleep in Des Moines, IA
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on February 15, 2019

As people age, their sleep needs change. Many elderly people experience insomnia as a result of medication side effects, health conditions, psychological problems, or chronic pain. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to help your senior loved one sleep better so he or she has more energy the next day. 1. Encourage Walking Mild forms of exercise such as walking increase circulation, enhance range of motion, promote cardiovascular…

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Fun Activities Aging Adults Will Enjoy in Des Moines, IA
Fun Activities Aging Adults Will Enjoy in Des Moines, IA
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on February 8, 2019

Keeping busy engages the mind and body so seniors preserve their abilities. However, seniors sometimes get bored after they pursue a few dreams post-retirement. These eight activities are all perfect for seniors, and you can help your loved one pick from this list whenever he or she needs some enjoyment. 1. Make a Scrapbook Scrapbooking is a cheerful activity that also inspires seniors to express their creativity. Print out some…

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Are Bananas Healthy for the Elderly in Des Moines, IA
Are Bananas Healthy for the Elderly in Des Moines, IA
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on February 1, 2019

The appetite changes with age. Seniors may be unable to tolerate certain foods, which is why it’s important for them to eat nutrient-dense foods that are both satisfying and healthy. Bananas are one such food, and in addition to being easy to tolerate, they offer several health benefits. Promote Healthy Blood Pressure One of the top reasons bananas are good for the elderly is because they’re rich sources of potassium,…

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Sit-Down Exercises for Older Adults in Des Moines, IA
Sit-Down Exercises for Older Adults in Des Moines, IA
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on January 25, 2019

Exercise is essential at every stage of life, but seniors with mobility issues might face difficulty with conventional aerobic and strength training activities. Thankfully, there are plenty of exercises appropriate for aging adults of every mobility level. Here are five exercises that can be performed while sitting down. 1. Ankle and Wrist Warm-Ups Poor circulation is common among seniors. For aging adults with circulatory issues, it’s important to warm up…

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Healthy Foods for Seniors with Parkinson's Disease in Des Moines, IA
Healthy Foods for Seniors with Parkinson's Disease in Des Moines, IA
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on January 18, 2019

While eating a particular diet won’t cure Parkinson’s disease, it can still boost a senior’s overall health. Eating certain foods may also combat symptoms of the disease and encourage certain drugs to work better. Just make sure your senior loved one discusses any major dietary changes with a doctor if he or she is taking medication for Parkinson’s, because certain foods can impact some drugs. With that in mind, here…

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How Can Seniors Increase Their Energy Level in Des Moines, IA
How Can Seniors Increase Their Energy Level in Des Moines, IA
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on January 11, 2019

As adults age, they often have difficulty maintaining the energy levels that come naturally to the young. Health conditions, hormonal changes, and environmental factors combine to reduce energy, leaving seniors feeling tired or drowsy. Here are a few ways seniors can boost their energy levels. Stay Hydrated Drinking plenty of water is one of the easiest ways to increase energy levels. Thirst often decreases with age, and when seniors don’t feel thirsty,…

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How to Calm Older Adults with Dementia in Des Moines, IA
How to Calm Older Adults with Dementia in Des Moines, IA
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on January 4, 2019

Dementia causes seniors to experience limited social skills, personality changes, irritability, and lack of restraint, among other symptoms. Family caregivers need to develop methods to soothe their aging loved ones and minimize difficult behaviors. Here are some tips you can use when calming a senior loved one with dementia. Communicate Effectively When your loved one becomes agitated, calm the situation by getting to the root of the problem. Ask your…

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How Does Fish Oil Reduce the Risk of Strokes in Des Moines, IA
How Does Fish Oil Reduce the Risk of Strokes in Des Moines, IA
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on December 28, 2018

In recent years, fish oil has been touted as being able to do everything from preventing strokes to speeding a person’s recovery after surviving one. Currently, scientists are still conducting research to find proof of these claims and understand the reasons fish oil is so beneficial, but it is known that there’s a link between getting enough healthy fats in the diet and a lower risk of stroke. Understanding how…

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Enjoyable Daily Activities for Seniors in Des Moines, IA
Enjoyable Daily Activities for Seniors in Des Moines, IA
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on December 21, 2018

Older adults who are enjoying retirement have a lot more free time on their hands to engage in any number of activities. Having something to do on a daily basis keeps seniors emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy. There are many different types of activities seniors might consider trying. 1. Walking Walking can easily be accomplished all year long, indoors or out, and it increases flexibility and balance while strengthening the…

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