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Why Seniors with Diabetes Should Avoid Alcohol in Colorado Springs, CO
Why Seniors with Diabetes Should Avoid Alcohol in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 20, 2015

Diabetics are fully aware of how different beverages and foods affect blood sugar. However, they may not be as knowledgeable concerning the effects alcohol has on their blood sugar levels. Alcohol consumption can put diabetics in a dangerous situation for a variety of reasons, and Colorado Springs live-in home care providers can explain why. Blood Sugar Fluctuations Blood sugar levels may rise or fall dramatically depending on the type of alcoholic beverage consumed. The liver prioritizes metabolizing alcohol in lieu of releasing important glucose, which can cause severe fluctuations of…

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Can Obesity Increase a Senior's Risk of Cancer in Colorado Springs, CO
Can Obesity Increase a Senior's Risk of Cancer in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 13, 2015

Obese people have a greater risk of developing numerous diseases including arthritis, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. With that in mind, researchers also believe that obesity may contribute to malignant cell growth associated with several forms of cancer. Seniors who struggle with obesity are particularly susceptible to cancer not only because of their weight, but because they have had prolonged exposure to other environmental or congenital factors linked to the disease. Home care providers in Colorado Springs encourage families to learn more about this correlation and what their senior loved ones…

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Outreach and Support for Caregivers in Colorado Springs, CO
Outreach and Support for Caregivers in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 6, 2015

If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you know what effect that diagnosis has on families, particularly family caregivers. Caring for a senior with AD is rewarding, but it can become emotional and difficult without the right assistance. Support groups give family caregivers a way to connect with others who understand the disease, can help them learn new coping strategies, and provide them with a strong support system. Colorado Springs Home Care Assistance recommends the following outreach services for family caregivers. Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups The Alzheimer’s…

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The Difference Between Dementia and Depression in Colorado Springs, CO
The Difference Between Dementia and Depression in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 30, 2015

Both dementia and depression are serious conditions, and sometimes it’s easy to mistake one for the other. However, treatments for the two conditions differ drastically, so it is important to understand each condition and how to tell them apart. Home Care Assistance of Colorado Springs can help family members understand these differences so they can better assist their loved ones. What Is Dementia?  Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a set of symptoms that manifest as cognitive decline and memory loss. Generally, a senior’s memory declines enough that he…

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How the Elderly Benefit from Home Care in El Paso County, CO
How the Elderly Benefit from Home Care in El Paso County, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 23, 2015

If your elderly loved one doesn’t require extensive medical care, home is the ideal location for him or her to thrive, and  Colorado Springs home care providers like Home Care Assistance offer as-needed care for seniors in the comfort of home. Being at home with familiar surroundings can improve emotional, psychological and physical health and allows your loved one to age with dignity and respect. Here are some additional benefits for seniors who receive at-home care. Independence Almost 90 percent of elderly people prefer to stay in their own home….

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Potential Factors That Cause Alzheimer's Disease in Colorado Springs, CO
Potential Factors That Cause Alzheimer's Disease in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 16, 2015

Healthcare providers and researchers categorize Alzheimer’s as a progressive disease that gradually deteriorates all aspects of an individual’s mental and physical health due to the deterioration of brain cells. The factors contributing to the development of the disease are complex and varied, but Colorado Springs Home Care Assistance hopes the following information will provide insight for family members and their senior loved ones. Genetics Researchers have identified genes that put individuals at a greater risk for developing Alzheimer’s. The APOE-e4 gene is related to the beta-amyloid protein development that contributes…

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What to Ask a Potential Home Care Provider in Colorado Springs, CO
What to Ask a Potential Home Care Provider in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 9, 2015

Convincing your elderly loved one that he or she should allow someone to come into his or her home to assist with daily activities can be unpleasant. Your loved one may resist and state that he or she is more than capable of caring for himself or herself. It is understandable that your loved one wants to remain independent. However, there are a few ways to approach the subject delicately and with pleasant results. Tread Lightly First, approach the subject lightly. Tell your loved one that there are things you…

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