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Caring for an Older Adults with Dementia in Portland, ME
Caring for an Older Adults with Dementia in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on June 13, 2019

In the United States, it’s estimated that 43.5 million families care for senior loved ones at home. Many of these families care for older adults with dementia. Caregivers who take care of loved ones with dementia have different challenges than other families. Use these tips to better care for your loved one as a family. 1. Prioritize Caring for someone…

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How to Slow Down the Aging Process with Exercise in Portland, ME
How to Slow Down the Aging Process with Exercise in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on May 30, 2019

Many seniors don’t want to bother with exercising because they think it’s only necessary for people who want to look like fitness models. However, exercise is beneficial for people of all ages and lifestyles, and it’s particularly helpful for seniors because those who exercise can end up feeling several years younger. Exercising cannot entirely halt aging, but it can address…

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Snacks for Older Adults That Are Great for Heart Health in Portland, ME
Snacks for Older Adults That Are Great for Heart Health in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on May 16, 2019

According to the CDC, just over six million people are living with some form of heart failure, and many of those people are over the age of 65. Sticking to a healthy diet probably won’t reverse heart disease, but it can greatly enhance a senior’s cardiovascular health. Here’s a quick glimpse at seven heart-healthy foods all older adults should consider…

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Helping Seniors with Multiple Health Issues in Portland, ME
Helping Seniors with Multiple Health Issues in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on April 25, 2019

Multiple health issues can complicate a senior’s care plan. Health conditions such as diabetes and arthritis influence each other, and they also require families to engage in some serious discussions about how to manage each one. These five strategies can help you give your senior loved one the care he or she needs to be as healthy as possible while…

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Can a Person with Parkinson’s Have a Normal Life Span in Portland, ME
Can a Person with Parkinson’s Have a Normal Life Span in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on April 11, 2019

When people are first diagnosed with Parkinson’s, their initial thought may be whether or not the disease will kill them. Parkinson’s disease is often misunderstood, so many seniors worry that a Parkinson’s diagnosis means death is just a few years away. The reality of Parkinson’s disease is actually a lot more reassuring. Here are some things to know about how…

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How to Address Dementia-Related Hallucinations in Older Adults in Portland, ME
How to Address Dementia-Related Hallucinations in Older Adults in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on March 28, 2019

Hallucinations are one of the more confusing symptoms of dementia seniors may experience. In most cases, a hallucination will be visual, such as seeing people or animals that aren’t there. However, your senior loved one may also have auditory hallucinations or think he or she smells or tastes something that isn’t real. When your loved one hallucinates, you can use…

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By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on March 21, 2019

Many younger adults and their elderly counterparts face a variety of challenges when it comes to managing their healthcare, especially paying their medical bills. The same challenges often apply to paying for an aging loved one’s home care. Portland, ME, residents who would like to know about some important statistics related to paying for healthcare should take a look at…

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Motivations for Elderly People to Leave the House in Portland, ME
Motivations for Elderly People to Leave the House in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on March 14, 2019

Having a senior loved one who is a homebody poses a few challenges for helping him or her stay healthy. While you know your loved one needs to get outside a little each day, he or she may need some encouragement. Make sure to share these six benefits of getting some outside time to help your loved one see the…

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How MIND Diet Can Boost Elderly Health in Portland, ME
How MIND Diet Can Boost Elderly Health in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on February 28, 2019

The MIND diet was developed at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago with the goal of protecting and strengthening the brain. This diet doesn’t have a lot of set guidelines, but it’s similar to the Mediterranean and DASH diets, encouraging people to eat a diet high in whole grains, vegetables, berries, nuts, fish, beans, olive oil, and poultry while avoiding…

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Are Lyft and Uber Safe for the Elderly in Portland, ME
Are Lyft and Uber Safe for the Elderly in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on February 14, 2019

Uber and other ride-sharing programs are an asset for people who need a temporary source of transportation to get them from one place to another. However, they do have some drawbacks, since many older adults are nervous about getting into a car with a stranger. As you help your aging loved one explore transportation options, keep these safety tips in…

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