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Caring for Someone with Parkinson’s? You’ll Want to Read This Encouraging News!

The consequences of staying active and exercising throughout aging are tremendous, but for those with Parkinson’s, it might truly be a game-changer in the progression of the disease. Several studies are exposing direct links between physical exercise and Parkinson’s, such as the largest clinical study to date, in which patients who exercised no less than 2½ hours per week realized a greater overall wellbeing than those who refrained from exercise. Read More

Learn the Latest Guidelines for Optimal Nutrition for Older Adults

It’s certainly no secret that a wholesome diet is crucial for a healthy body. What many people don’t recognize, however, is that dietary recommendations for adults are altered as we age. Read More

Ensure Good Nutrition for Elderly Parents by Answering These Questions

A mother’s love for her children has no age limit. And parents of all ages want above all else to safeguard their children from problems, which in some cases can mean hiding their own problems. Read More
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Understand and Manage Senior Medications for Heart Disease with These Tips

If you have heart disease, you know it’s vital to take your heart disease meds exactly as prescribed. But what specifically does that mean? Here are a few helpful recommendations for senior medications from Harmony Home Health & Hospice which can help you get the most from your meds: Be aware of which meds you’re taking. Read More

New Year, New Tech Tools for Seniors

During the pandemic, our Salt Lake City in-home care providers discovered firsthand how crucial the role of technology is in the lives of seniors. As we kick off 2021 and face the challenges of a new year, health and well-being are at the forefront of how we consider technology for older adults. Read More
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Depression in Seniors During the Holidays – And How You Can Help

In spite of its reputation for being a season of joy, for quite a few older adults, the holidays are a period of deep despair. Longing for holidays past, sadness over the loss of close friends and family, and aging-related changes to health can intensify throughout the holiday season, and it’s imperative to take steps to help older loved ones avoid the downward slope into depression in seniors. Read More

Is It Alzheimer’s Denial or Anosognosia?

“Why would you think I have dementia? There isn’t a thing wrong with me!” If a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease expresses beliefs like this, you may have thought to yourself that he or she was actually in denial and unwilling to admit to such a challenging diagnosis. Read More

Avoid Hospital Readmissions by Avoiding Dehydration in Seniors

Do you realize…nearly half of all seniors are chronically under-hydrated, based on a recent study conducted at UCLA? Not only that, but older adults over age 65 account for the highest group of hospital admissions because of dehydration. Read More
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Medical Communication Tips for People Taking Care of Elderly Parents

Of all of the many responsibilities a family caregiver encounters when taking care of elderly parents, one of the most difficult is managing health problems. The National Council on Aging reports that almost ¾ of all seniors are identified as having a minimum of two chronic diseases, and they are seeing on average four healthcare specialists. Read More

Meaningful Activities for Older Adults that Promote Purpose and Value

Look online for “activities for older adults” and you’ll probably find a mixture of games, crafts, memory-stimulating puzzles, and of course, the requisite bingo. What you won’t find, unless you really search much deeper, are the purposeful, philanthropic activities that bring meaning to our lives. Read More