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6 Healthy Hobbies Seniors Should Take Up in Colorado Springs, CO
6 Healthy Hobbies Seniors Should Take Up in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on February 9, 2018

To maintain good health, older adults must stick to a nutritious diet, take on mental challenges, get regular exercise, and be social. There are numerous hobbies seniors might enjoy that enable them to stimulate the brain and get beneficial exercise. Some also provide the chance to socialize with others.  1. Spending Time with a Pet Having a pet to care for enables seniors to feel needed while providing a sense…

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Celebrating Valentine's Day Past Age 65 in Colorado Springs CO
Celebrating Valentine's Day Past Age 65 in Colorado Springs CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on January 26, 2018

Celebrating Valentine’s Day is a tradition for many seniors. This holiday can also be painful if your loved one has lost his or her spouse. Therefore, you should make it a special day that he or she will cherish. Here are some fun activities for seniors to do on Valentine’s Day.  Take a Trip Down Memory Lane Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for seniors to discuss cherished memories that…

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Effects of Alzheimer's on the Brain's Memory Systems in Colorado Springs CO
Effects of Alzheimer's on the Brain's Memory Systems in Colorado Springs CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on January 12, 2018

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that causes memory loss in stages. Each stage of memory loss occurs as a result of physical changes in the brain, which can include plaque formation between nerves and nerve tangles that result in tissue death. The first physical changes include nerve tangles and plaques in the prefrontal cortex and temporal lobe, or the parts of the brain responsible for storing short-term memories. Here are…

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Mediterranean Diet for the Heart in Colorado Springs CO
Mediterranean Diet for the Heart in Colorado Springs CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 29, 2017

Beginning in the 1960s, physicians and researchers became intrigued with the senior population in France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. They found that several older adults lived well beyond their 90th birthday. In fact, the researchers were surprised to find it was not unusual for people to live to be 100 or older. One of the secrets behind their longevity and heart health lies in their diet, which has become…

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The Negative Effects of Being a Couch Potato in Colorado Springs CO
The Negative Effects of Being a Couch Potato in Colorado Springs CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 15, 2017

Many people view the golden years as a time for rest and relaxation, but too much relaxation can actually be a bad thing. Seniors who spend all their time sitting or lying down are much more likely to develop serious health conditions. Even taking some slow walks or light swims could be very beneficial for a senior’s wellbeing. Getting up and moving around comes with following advantages. 1. Alleviate Diabetes…

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Signs to Look For When Identifying if a Senior has Mild Cognitive Impairment in Colorado Springs, CO
Signs to Look For When Identifying if a Senior has Mild Cognitive Impairment in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 24, 2017

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) makes routine tasks such as cooking meals and paying bills extremely difficult. It is also a major risk factor for dementia, which is why you need to carefully track any changes to your senior loved one’s cognitive health and emotional stability. Here are five of the most common symptoms of MCI and a few tips that can be used to boost overall brain function.  1. Having…

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Technologies Utilized to Prevent Falls in the Elderly in Colorado Springs, CO
Technologies Utilized to Prevent Falls in the Elderly in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 10, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 percent of falls experienced by senior citizens cause fractures or traumatic brain injuries. Hospitals report nearly three million seniors require emergency room treatment each year after falls, and more than 800,000 require hospitalization and surgical intervention. The concern of fall frequency in the elderly has influenced the introduction of different types of preventative technology. If you want to reduce your aging…

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6 Safe and Engaging Activities for Elders with Alzheimer's in Colorado Springs, CO
6 Safe and Engaging Activities for Elders with Alzheimer's in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 27, 2017

It is important for your senior loved one to continue doing the activities he or she enjoyed before being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. To make these activities safer and more enjoyable, make sure to customize each activity to your loved one’s abilities. Take a look at some of the activities that are both safe and mentally engaging for seniors with Alzheimer’s.  1. Performing Household Chores  Sweeping the patio, folding the…

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Life Hacks Family Caregivers Use to Gain Efficiency in Colorado Springs, CO
Life Hacks Family Caregivers Use to Gain Efficiency in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 13, 2017

Caregiving life hacks can ease the strain of many common challenges you encounter each day. In fact, some of the simplest solutions may involve little more than ordinary objects you already have around the house. As you assess your current caregiving strategies, use these tips to get more control over your daily routine. Make Grocery Shopping Easier Shopping for your senior loved one may present challenges such as not knowing…

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How to Recover from Being Burnt Out as a Caregiver in Colorado Springs, CO
How to Recover from Being Burnt Out as a Caregiver in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on September 29, 2017

As a caregiver, you may often hear warnings about burnout. Caregiver burnout sometimes builds up so slowly that you might not notice it is happening. Although there are many symptoms associated with caregiver burnout, feeling as though you lack energy or no longer enjoy those special moments are sure signs it is time to take a break. When caregiver burnout symptoms strike, use these strategies to take action and recuperate…

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