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Natural Remedies to Alleviate Parkinson's Symptoms in Portland, OR
Natural Remedies to Alleviate Parkinson's Symptoms in Portland, OR
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on November 16, 2017

Parkinson’s disease damages the area of the brain that controls motor skills, and it can result in a wide array of symptoms that make it difficult to perform everyday tasks. Scientists don’t know of any permanent cures for Parkinson’s disease, but there are many ways to minimize some of the worst symptoms. In addition to taking prescription medications, seniors and…

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Early Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease in Portland, OR
Early Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease in Portland, OR
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on October 26, 2017

The Parkinson’s Foundation claims 10 million people worldwide are living with this chronic condition, and most of them are seniors over the age of 65. There is currently no known cure for Parkinson’s disease, but those who are able to detect the early warning signs can delay some of the worst symptoms. Here is a quick look at some of…

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7 Healthy Habits for Elders to Maintain in Portland, OR
7 Healthy Habits for Elders to Maintain in Portland, OR
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on October 12, 2017

As seniors grow older, they may feel like they’re slowly losing control over their health and wellbeing. Minor aches and pains can become worse with time, and many older adults develop major health complications. However, there are a few habits that can boost physical, emotional, and psychological health in seniors. Here are a few healthy habits older adults should maintain. …

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8 Things Older Adults Can Do Today for a Health Boost in Portland, OR
8 Things Older Adults Can Do Today for a Health Boost in Portland, OR
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on September 28, 2017

There are many lifestyle choices that can help seniors maintain their health in the long run. These strategies must be followed daily to ensure long-term results. However, there are certain things older adults can do to achieve immediate results.  1. Hydrate Regularly  Adequate water intake is necessary for cells and organs to function properly. A 2 percent loss of body…

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Lowering Risk of Falls in Seniors in Portland, OR
Lowering Risk of Falls in Seniors in Portland, OR
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on September 14, 2017

Slipping and falling at any age can be unpleasant, but it is particularly damaging for seniors because aging bodies have a difficult time healing joint damage. Fortunately, there are several ways older adults can reduce the risk of falls and prevent accidents and injuries.   Visit a Physical Therapist Accident prevention does not simply rely on removing obstacles that could…

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Best Caregivers in Portland, OR
Best Caregivers in Portland, OR
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on August 24, 2017

Professional caregivers provide many services that benefit seniors and their families. Simply knowing your loved one has someone to help with medication reminders or personal hygiene gives you peace of mind that his or her needs are being met. When searching for the perfect caregiver, look for these six qualities that demonstrate professionalism and a strong desire to provide the…

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Steps to Take If Your Aging Loved One Has a Stroke in Portland, OR
Steps to Take If Your Aging Loved One Has a Stroke in Portland, OR
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on August 10, 2017

No one wants to see their senior loved one experience a stroke. However, you should be prepared in case one does occur. Here are some of the steps you should take in the event your loved one has a stroke.  Dial 911 The quicker your loved one receives medical attention, the better the odds of recovering will be. Call 911…

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Tips for New Dementia Caregivers in Portland, OR
Tips for New Dementia Caregivers in Portland, OR
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on July 27, 2017

Being a family caregiver can be a difficult but rewarding experience. If you have just begun to care for a senior loved one with dementia, the experience can be even more challenging. However, here are some tips to help make your caregiving duties easier.  1. Ask Simple Questions  Do not overload your loved one with questions. You will need to…

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Food Choices That Increase Cholesterol in the Elderly in Portland, OR
Food Choices That Increase Cholesterol in the Elderly in Portland, OR
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on July 13, 2017

Cholesterol is a waxy compound that can be found throughout the human body, and it is vital to dozens of different processes. When cholesterol levels get too high, it increases a senior’s risk of heart attacks, gallstones, diabetes, and liver disease. In addition to exercising and maintaining a healthy weight, here are eight foods seniors should avoid if they want…

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Ways to Help Older Adults with Alzheimer's in Portland
Ways to Help Older Adults with Alzheimer's in Portland
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on June 29, 2017

Once Alzheimer’s disease begins to progress, it cannot be stopped or reversed, and it’s only a matter of time before seniors lose their cognitive abilities. However, there are ways to mitigate the effects of this neurodegenerative disease. Caring for a senior loved one can be challenging for families who don’t have expertise or professional training in home care, but this…

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