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Alzheimer’s Signs & Symptoms in Portland, ME
Alzheimer’s Signs & Symptoms in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on August 15, 2019

While there isn’t a permanent cure for Alzheimer’s disease, doctors can do quite a bit to minimize and delay some of the worst symptoms of this condition as long as a senior is diagnosed early on. For this reason, it’s important for family caregivers to familiarize themselves with a few of the most common signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Memory…

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What Are the 2019 Rates of Rehospitalization in Portland, ME
What Are the 2019 Rates of Rehospitalization in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on July 25, 2019

With the growing aging population, it’s no wonder hospital readmission rates have become a major concern in recent years. After all, seniors over the age of 65 make up the bulk of people readmitted to the hospital. Currently, many healthcare organizations are conducting research to find out what can be done to enhance the quality of care for everyone who…

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Stimulating Activities for Older Adults with Dementia in Portland, ME
Stimulating Activities for Older Adults with Dementia in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on July 11, 2019

Living an unengaged life is bad for seniors with dementia because it increases the risk of depression, among other health issues. You need to find purposeful ways to keep your senior loved one active and socially engaged. Below you’ll find meaningful activities for a loved one with dementia. 1. Baking Getting your loved one into the kitchen and baking favorite…

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How Does Parkinson’s Affect Seniors’ Social Lives in Portland, ME
How Does Parkinson’s Affect Seniors’ Social Lives in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on June 27, 2019

Compared to younger adults, seniors already have a greater risk of becoming isolated. However, those with Parkinson’s disease experience special challenges that impact their ability to spend meaningful time with others. The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can impact how well your aging loved one can socialize, but there are things you can do to help him or her get out…

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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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