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By AH New Jersey, 9:00 am on July 15, 2024

Coconut oil provides aging adults with many benefits, including alleviating mental and physical conditions and boosting cognitive abilities. Adding coconut oil to your senior loved one’s diet may even slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. This oil is considered a heart-healthy superfood that’s free of cholesterol and trans fats. Here are some of the benefits of …

By AH New Jersey, 9:00 am on July 1, 2024

Caregivers have to juggle many responsibilities, and their busy schedules rarely leave much time for meal prep. However, seniors need nutritious food options and fresh, home-cooked meals to maintain their health. Here are six strategies caregivers can use to optimize their meal prep time.   1. Plan Ahead Eating healthy often requires planning ahead. If …

By AH New Jersey, 9:00 am on June 17, 2024

Learning how to care for an elderly stroke survivor at home can present both challenges and rewards. The difficulties an older adult may face can vary greatly depending on the severity of the stroke. To provide your senior loved one with the best care at home, consider the following tips. Promote Recovery  It’s important that …

By AH New Jersey, 9:00 am on May 20, 2024

regular care for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, here are some daily care tips that could make your efforts more productive and effective.    1. Be Consistent with Daily Routines Seniors with dementia tend to be less anxious if they have consistent schedules. As the condition advances, you may …

By AH New Jersey, 9:00 am on May 6, 2024

Going in and out of the hospital within short periods can have detrimental physical and psychological effects on elderly people. Discharge planners, physicians, nurses, and therapy professionals need to develop multidisciplinary discharge plans to ensure seniors don’t get readmitted shortly after discharge. Here are five effects of hospital readmissions on elderly individuals.  1. Concerns about …

By AH New Jersey, 9:00 am on April 19, 2024

When planning activities for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to keep his or her mental capabilities and personal preferences in mind. Ideally, you should focus on activities that are enjoyable and beneficial in some way. Here are seven activities that can achieve both of these goals for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease.  …

By AH New Jersey, 9:00 am on April 17, 2024

Family caregivers often keep working through their daily schedules without taking the time to rest. Caring for a senior loved one comes with many responsibilities, and it’s easy to overlook just how much doing things such as laundry and housecleaning can add up. These five reasons for why caregivers need breaks highlights the importance of …

By AH New Jersey, 9:00 am on April 15, 2024

Medical statistics suggest approximately 6,600 new cases of Parkinson’s are diagnosed annually. An estimated 96 percent of the cases involve adults over the age of 50. In addition to the physical symptoms the neurodegenerative disease causes, Parkinson’s affects finances and quality of life. Thousands of people care for family members living with the disorder, and …