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Can “Prehab” Boost a Senior’s Recovery Following Surgery? in Portland, ME
Can “Prehab” Boost a Senior’s Recovery Following Surgery? in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on July 30, 2020

It never hurts to be prepared, and it’s important for seniors to take this advice to heart when getting ready for surgery. One way to do this is with what’s referred to as prehabilitation, or “prehab.” Here’s how this approach to surgery prep can help older adults with the recovery process. What Is Prehab? Prehabilitation refers to steps an individual…

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When Is Surgery Unsafe for Seniors in Portland, ME
When Is Surgery Unsafe for Seniors in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on July 16, 2020

Statistically, seniors are often considered a high-risk group when it comes to nearly any type of surgery. Therefore, it’s understandable for both older adults and family caregivers to have concerns if surgery is a possibility. While every situation is different, there are some instances when surgery is generally considered unsafe for seniors. Chronic Health Issues Aren’t Managed Well According to…

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What are the Causes of Frequent Fatigue in Aging Adults in Portland, ME
What are the Causes of Frequent Fatigue in Aging Adults in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on June 25, 2020

Seniors battling fatigue may assume it’s a natural consequence of aging. In fact, if seniors regularly experience fatigue, even after a good night’s sleep or a restorative nap, it may be cause for concern. Ahead, learn more about the signs of fatigue in seniors, the possible causes of fatigue, and what seniors and their caregivers can do to boost energy…

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How to Maintain a Healthy Body in the Golden Years in Portland, ME
How to Maintain a Healthy Body in the Golden Years in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on June 11, 2020

It’s never too late to adopt the kind of lifestyle habits that can contribute to better health and wellbeing during the senior years. The good news is a shift to a healthier lifestyle can happen gradually and in a way that’s comfortable enough to encourage long-term positive changes. Here are six specific ways seniors can maintain healthy bodies while aging….

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Why Are Ride-Sharing Services Safe for Seniors to Use in Portland, ME
Why Are Ride-Sharing Services Safe for Seniors to Use in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on May 28, 2020

Ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are well suited to seniors for many reasons. However, you’re likely wary of this transportation option because of reported passenger abuse and sexual assault by drivers. Here are some of the pros of ride-sharing and how to ensure your aging loved one’s safety. Uber vs. Lyft Presently, the two largest ride-sharing providers are…

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Tips for Seniors to Age with Positivity in Portland, ME
Tips for Seniors to Age with Positivity in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on May 14, 2020

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh surveyed more than 3,000 seniors. They discovered that, for the most part, older adults today are happier than what was common in previous generations. While this is certainly good news, seniors still face some challenges that can make it difficult to see the sunny side of things. If you have an older adult in…

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Can Age-Related Cognitive Decline Be Managed in Portland, ME
Can Age-Related Cognitive Decline Be Managed in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on April 30, 2020

Age-related cognitive decline may start around the age of 50 or sometime during mid-life. However, according to the National Institutes of Health, it often occurs later, around the age of 70 or so. If this is what you’re noticing in your senior loved one, make sure he or she has been properly evaluated to rule out dementia and other issues….

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What are the Approaches to Reducing COVID-19 Threat for Aging Adults in Portland, ME
What are the Approaches to Reducing COVID-19 Threat for Aging Adults in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on April 16, 2020

Immune changes and other health conditions are often to blame when it comes to severe coronavirus infections among older adults. Many seniors are living with underlying conditions like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, which makes it difficult to fight off the respiratory virus. Below are steps family caregivers can take to reduce coronavirus risk in their elderly loved ones. 1….

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Common Behavioral Changes in Aging Adults with Dementia in Portland, ME
Common Behavioral Changes in Aging Adults with Dementia in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on March 26, 2020

As dementia progresses and seniors lose neurons in their brains, they may act differently. The changes older adults experience due to the neurological disorder can be difficult for family members to handle. Take a look at some of the most common behavioral changes seniors with dementia experience and what family caregivers can do to address each problem. Agitation Seniors with…

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Solutions for 8 Problems Caregivers Often Encounter in Portland, ME
Solutions for 8 Problems Caregivers Often Encounter in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on March 12, 2020

In the United States, roughly 40 million unpaid caregivers assist adults 65 and over, according to the Pew Research Center. Oftentimes, the recipients of this care are relatives. If you’re a family caregiver, there are some potential problems you may face at one time or another. Today, we’re going to discuss eight of these common challenges and offer solutions for…

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