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Advantages of Music for Seniors with Alzheimer’s? in Huntsville, AL
Advantages of Music for Seniors with Alzheimer’s? in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on September 5, 2019

Listening to music does more than provide enjoyment. The purposeful activity can also bring back memories and emotions for older adults with Alzheimer’s. The ability to listen to music and repeat lyrics they hear are some of the most reliable cognitive skills in seniors with this disease. Learn how music…

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Why Aging Adults Are Readmitted to the Hospital After 30 Days in Huntsville, AL
Why Aging Adults Are Readmitted to the Hospital After 30 Days in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on August 22, 2019

The Center for Healthcare Quality & Payment Reform (CHQPR) reports that 15 to 25 percent of people who have been in the hospital are readmitted within 30 days or less. Readmission after 30 days isn’t as common. However, there are reasons readmissions of this nature sometimes happen, especially with older…

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Ways to Tackle Aggression in Elderly Parents with Dementia in Huntsville, AL
Ways to Tackle Aggression in Elderly Parents with Dementia in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on August 8, 2019

Strategies for Addressing Aggression in Aging Parents with Dementia As your aging loved one’s dementia progresses, he or she may behave aggressively. Aggressive behavior, either physical or verbal, can be harmful, so it’s important to try to manage it as quickly as possible. Create a Routine Establishing a routine is…

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Two Types of Parkinson’s Disease in Huntsville, AL
Two Types of Parkinson’s Disease in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on July 18, 2019

Approximately 50,000 new cases of Parkinson’s are diagnosed every year. The disorder is more prevalent in men, but the risk of developing the disease increases in both genders with age. The majority of people don’t realize there’s more than one form of the disease. Many seniors in the early stages…

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How to Manage Combativeness in a Loved One with Alzheimer’s in Huntsville, AL
How to Manage Combativeness in a Loved One with Alzheimer’s in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on July 4, 2019

In the middle to late stages of Alzheimer’s, seniors may exhibit combative behavior. The neuron damage that occurs in various locations in the brain leads to confusion, memory loss, and an inability to process incoming stimuli. As a result, seniors may become overwhelmed and act out due to frustration. The…

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Demerits of Respite Care in Huntsville, AL
Demerits of Respite Care in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on June 20, 2019

In-home respite care is a service that sends a professional caregiver to your loved one’s home to take care of him or her while you take a break. When you’re considering the need for this type of care, it’s normal to want to know the drawbacks so you can weigh…

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Activities That Keep Seniors with Alzheimer’s Busy in Huntsville, AL
Activities That Keep Seniors with Alzheimer’s Busy in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on June 6, 2019

Adapting to a new lifestyle can be challenging for seniors with Alzheimer’s, but with a little extra effort, family caregivers can find fun and stimulating activities for their loved ones to enjoy. The games, exercises, hobbies, and social outings may need to be customized based on individual abilities, but it…

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Benefits Yoga Offers Older Adults
Benefits Yoga Offers Older Adults
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on May 30, 2019

Yoga is one of the healthiest activities aging adults can engage in, as it can have a lasting impact on overall wellbeing. If you’d like to know more about these potential benefits, take a look at the following infographic, provided by Home Care Assistance, Huntsville’s experts in senior care. Hunstville…

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Tips to Help Your Elderly Parent Avoid Accidents in the Home in Huntsville, AL
Tips to Help Your Elderly Parent Avoid Accidents in the Home in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on May 23, 2019

Accidents in the home are some of the most common causes of hospitalization for seniors. Poor eyesight, limited mobility, chronic pain, and medication side effects can contribute to the risk for accidents. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help your senior loved one avoid accidents in the…

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Activities for bedridden adults.
Activities for bedridden adults.
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on May 9, 2019

There are a variety of issues that can cause seniors to become bedridden, ranging from nerve disorders to broken bones. In addition to the physical difficulties of being bedbound, seniors may also experience depression or other issues when they don’t get enough mental stimulation. Being bedbound doesn’t mean having to…

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