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Ways the MIND Diet Can Benefit Aging Adults in Colorado Springs, CO
Ways the MIND Diet Can Benefit Aging Adults in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on February 22, 2019

The MIND diet was developed by a nutritional epidemiologist named Martha Clare Morris who wanted to establish an eating plan to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in older adults. MIND is an acronym for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. Meals predominantly consist of dark leafy green vegetables, other vegetables, berries, legumes, nuts, and whole grains along with fish and poultry. Olive oil and wine are also recommended. Seniors who adopt…

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Seeking Happiness in the Golden Years in Colorado Springs, CO
Seeking Happiness in the Golden Years in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on February 8, 2019

While seniors are more susceptible to chronic illnesses as they enter the golden years, they can still maintain a productive and enjoyable existence. Many seniors believe financial stability is the key to being happy. However, other factors may be even more important to an older person’s contentment. Here are some simple ways your senior loved one can enjoy a happy life. Volunteer Giving back to the community by volunteering brings…

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Simple Modern Inventions That Help the Elderly in Colorado Springs, CO
Simple Modern Inventions That Help the Elderly in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on January 25, 2019

For centuries, people have been taking advantage of modern inventions that can make life a little easier, including seniors. Many of these inventions allow aging adults to navigate through their homes and communities without putting their health in jeopardy. Here are some simple modern inventions that continue to be helpful for seniors. 1. Voice Control Remotes Instead of changing the channel on the television manually, your elderly loved one can…

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Serious Fall Injuries in Seniors in Colorado Springs, CO
Serious Fall Injuries in Seniors in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on January 11, 2019

For younger people, slipping and falling is a rare event that normally doesn’t cause many problems beyond a skinned knee. However, falls can result in serious health concerns for seniors because their bones are more fragile and they tend to heal at a slower rate. It’s important for seniors to try to avoid falls because any accident can lead to these five serious injuries. Broken Bones One of the most…

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Causes of Mobility Loss in the Elderly in Colorado Springs, CO
Causes of Mobility Loss in the Elderly in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 28, 2018

One of the most frequent complaints among seniors is that it’s no longer easy to move around. Helping your senior loved one remain as mobile as possible is important because seniors who lose mobility may have difficulty remaining independent. There are a few common causes for mobility loss, but fortunately, some of them are preventable or treatable. Peripheral Neuropathy Peripheral neuropathy is a condition typically associated with diabetes that affects…

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Foods Seniors Should Avoid in Parkinson's in Colorado Springs, CO
Foods Seniors Should Avoid in Parkinson's in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 14, 2018

Almost one million American adults live with Parkinson’s disease. Researchers continue to try to determine the underlying causes of the neurodegenerative disorder. However, as of yet, the progress of learning new information remains limited. There are several foods seniors with Parkinson’s can add to their diet for nutritional benefit. However, there are also some foods they should avoid. 1. Dairy Products Dairy products are thought to encourage free radicals that…

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Common Challenges in Senior Care in Colorado Springs, CO
Common Challenges in Senior Care in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 23, 2018

Many younger adults are taking on a caregiver role for their grandparents. Whether your grandparent raised you or you’re just the right person for the job, being aware of the following unique challenges could help you manage your caregiving duties better. Handling Family Disagreements It’s amazing how many people suddenly have opinions about your grandparent’s care once they know you’ve agreed to handle the job. While it may be tempting…

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5 Tips for Older Adults Who Can't Drive in Colorado Springs, CO
5 Tips for Older Adults Who Can't Drive in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 9, 2018

Aging doesn’t necessarily make it unsafe to drive, but seniors with conditions like degenerating eyesight, arthritic hands, or dementia may not be able to safely operate a motor vehicle anymore. However, it’s still important for seniors to be able to get out of the house for doctor’s appointments, errands, and social visits. Here are a few great alternatives for transportation if your senior loved one is no longer able to…

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Helping Seniors See Their Doctors in Colorado Springs, CO
Helping Seniors See Their Doctors in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 26, 2018

Going to the doctor isn’t something most people put at the top of their list of favorite things to do. However, seniors must make regular visits to the doctor to keep up their physical health. Whether your aging loved one refuses to get a symptom checked out or balks at even going for an annual exam, you can use these strategies to encourage him or her to see a physician….

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6 Reasons Older Adults Want Companionship in Colorado Springs, CO
6 Reasons Older Adults Want Companionship in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 12, 2018

Aging adults have a higher risk of depression as they get older. Medical conditions and cognitive decline can also affect quality of life in their senior years. Having other people to spend time with can reduce these risks and boost emotional and mental wellbeing in different ways. Here are some reasons seniors need companionship and how it helps them maintain a high quality of life. 1. Maintain Healthy Habits Being with…

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