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What are Molecular Roots in Alzheimers in Colorado Springs, CO
What are Molecular Roots in Alzheimers in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on February 3, 2017

Professors and associates at Missouri’s Washington University School of Medicine recently published a study on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the eLife journal. The study focuses on the genetics and molecular science behind AD. Professional caregivers from Colorado Springs Home Care Assistance want to share the key observations of this research paper in the following article.      TREM2, which makes up a large portion of microglia cells in the brain and…

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Awe-Inspiring Senior Adventurers in Colorado Springs, CO
Awe-Inspiring Senior Adventurers in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on January 27, 2017

Seniors who feel they are limited by their age can benefit from hearing inspirational stories of other people their age who have accomplished some amazing feats. Colorado Springs senior care experts have put together a list of 4 elderly explorers who are wonderful examples of how determination and passion for life can keep a person vibrant and active in the golden years. 1. Reinhold Messner  Born in 1944, Messner made…

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AD Dos and Dont's in Colorado Springs, CO
AD Dos and Dont's in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on January 20, 2017

As the cognitive impairment of Alzheimer’s disease progresses, seniors exhibit a wide range of emotions, which can make life as a Colorado Springs dementia or Alzheimer’s caregiver challenging. Anger, confusion, depression, fear and paranoia are some common symptoms that may lead to agitation, aggression or violence. Some strategies are very effective at handling these situations.  Aggressive Behaviors or Speech Do identify the reason for the behavior. Determine if the senior…

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Holistic First Aid Kit in Colorado Springs, CO
Holistic First Aid Kit in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on January 13, 2017

If you are a live-in Colorado Springs caregiver, then you might consider making a holistic first aid kit to keep in your senior loved one’s home. There are many items that you will want to add to the kit over time, but here are some ideas to get you started. Activated Charcoal One of the most useful items that you can put in the kit is activated charcoal that works…

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Tips to Transition Senior From Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO
Tips to Transition Senior From Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on January 6, 2017

One of the most precarious times for seniors is the short period following hospitalization when transitioning to home. It’s imperative for in-home Colorado Springs caregivers to plan ahead for this transition to go smoothly. Work with the doctors and medical team to understand what you can expect during this period and follow the tips below. Medication Management Many seniors receive new medicines while they are in the hospital. Arrange for…

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Promoting Caregiver Wellbeing for 2017 in Colorado Springs, CO
Promoting Caregiver Wellbeing for 2017 in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 30, 2016

Live-in and hourly caregivers in Colorado Springs are always so generous with their time to take care of their senior loved ones. If you are a family caregiver, make sure you take some time to care for yourself to make 2017 a little better for you and your aged loved one.  Eat a Healthy Diet Many caregivers ignore the fact that they are hungry so that they can take care of their senior loved ones. Avoid this habit this year by eating three balanced meals each day. Focus on incorporating…

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Ways to Relieve Arthritis Pain in Seniors This Winter in Colorado Springs, CO
Ways to Relieve Arthritis Pain in Seniors This Winter in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 23, 2016

If you care for a senior with arthritis, then you may hear him or her complain more about it in the wintertime. Changes in barometric pressure causes many people’s arthritis hurt worse during the damp cold winter months. If this is true of a senior that you love, then you may want to have them try some of these home remedies that some Colorado Springs care professionals recommend. Apple Cider Vinegar Drinking apple cider vinegar may help the body get rid of toxins while giving the body the minerals that…

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Desserts for Diabetics Seniors in Colorado Springs
Desserts for Diabetics Seniors in Colorado Springs
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 16, 2016

No Christmas meal would be complete without a beautiful dessert. Though many diabetics think they need to skip out on this holiday decision, there is no need for that to occur when you make this delicious strawberry pie for your elderly loved one. Its beautiful red color will be a welcome addition to your dinner table while its fresh taste will make a beautiful way for your loved one to end the feast. Try this recipe, provided by the Colorado Springs senior care experts at Home Care Assistance. Strawberry Pie…

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5 Seniors Who Are in the Guinness Book of World Records in Colorado Springs, CO
5 Seniors Who Are in the Guinness Book of World Records in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 9, 2016

Senior citizens are simply amazing in the things that they still choose to accomplish with their lives. As recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, here are some senior stories to inspire local seniors and their Colorado Springs, CO, home caregivers. 1. Oldest Person to Get a Tattoo The oldest person to ever get a tattoo was Jack Reynolds who got his first tattoo when he was 104 years old. The tattoo simply reads ‘”Jacko 6.4.1912.’ His daughter and granddaughter got the same tattoo to raise money for hospice…

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Frustration Relief Tips for Dementia Caregivers in Colorado Springs, CO
Frustration Relief Tips for Dementia Caregivers in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 25, 2016

Being an El Paso Alzheimer’s or dementia caregiver for a senior loved one can be one of the most frustrating things you are ever called on to do. While many caregivers feel guilt if they take even a few minutes for themselves, it is vital that they do so regularly. When caregivers do not care for themselves, then frustration levels often build and cause further problems later on. Following are some effective ways for caregivers to manage frustration. Recognize the Signs If you are an El Paso dementia caregiver, it’s…

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