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Tips to Inspire a Family Caregiver in Colorado Springs, CO
Tips to Inspire a Family Caregiver in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on May 15, 2020

Family caregivers choose to live their lives trying to help their senior loved ones stay healthy. The best family caregivers are self-motivated, compassionate, and full of a desire to help others. While these personality traits help them go above and beyond in their duties, they’re still susceptible to having a few challenging moments. Keeping a family caregiver inspired is one thing you can do to contribute to his or her…

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Signs Your Elderly Parent May Need Overnight Care in Colorado Springs, CO
Signs Your Elderly Parent May Need Overnight Care in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on April 24, 2020

The level of care seniors need can often change as they age. While some seniors may be fine with just having caregivers stop by every day to help out around the house, others may not be safe when left home alone at night. Here are some common signs you may need to start thinking about overnight care for your senior loved one.  1. Recent Medical Procedures If your loved one…

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Protecting Seniors from Germs:Coronavirus Prevention in Colorado Springs, CO
Protecting Seniors from Germs:Coronavirus Prevention in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on April 10, 2020

It’s even more essential to be diligent about germ mitigation now that coronavirus is part of our daily lives. It’s equally important to take steps to protect yourself from germs if you regularly interact with an older loved one, since seniors are considered the top at-risk group for this new virus. Today, we’re going to offer some tips you and your elderly family member can keep in mind to minimize…

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Potential Effects of Parkinson’s Disease on Eyesight in Colorado Springs, CO
Potential Effects of Parkinson’s Disease on Eyesight in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on March 27, 2020

Parkinson’s disease has a profound effect on just about every part of the body. The eyes are complex organs that require precise muscle movements and communication between the nerves and the brain for proper vision. Parkinson’s-related changes in how the brain communicates with other body parts can also cause problems with the ability to see clearly. Seniors may also have vision problems caused by medication side effects and other issues…

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How Is Mental Health Affected by the Aging Process in Colorado Springs, CO
How Is Mental Health Affected by the Aging Process in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on March 13, 2020

One of the most common side effects of the aging process is a decrease in mental faculties. While many adults remain sharp and quick-witted well into their senior years, most are going to experience at least some problems with their memory and reasoning skills. Luckily, these types of issues can sometimes be delayed or avoided entirely with proper lifestyle changes. Natural Cognitive Decline Even though recent studies have revealed the…

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Strategies for Boosting Intellectual Wellness in the Senior Years in Colorado Springs, CO
Strategies for Boosting Intellectual Wellness in the Senior Years in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on February 28, 2020

Seniors can increase their intellectual wellness in a variety of ways, such as taking up hobbies and maintaining social connections. Mental wellness can boost your senior loved one’s cognitive health and allow him or her to learn new things. It also promotes creativity and boosts self-confidence. Continue reading to learn about the importance of intellectual wellness in seniors and how to increase it. Play Musical Instruments Merely listening to music…

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Measuring Inactivity Issues in Seniors [Infographic]
Measuring Inactivity Issues in Seniors [Infographic]
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on February 21, 2020

It’s not uncommon for people to start being more sedentary in the senior years. However, being inactive can lead to several serious health issues, so older adults need to fit in plenty of physical activity each day. The following infographic explain a few of the most common issues with inactivity in seniors. Even aging adults who are active may need assistance with daily exercise, which is a good time to…

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Fundamental Activities of Daily Living for Aging Adults in Colorado Springs, CO
Fundamental Activities of Daily Living for Aging Adults in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on February 14, 2020

There are seven main activities of daily living that must be addressed when seniors age in place. Healthy older adults who are at the beginning of their senior years may need only a small amount of support to help them manage their daily activities. However, your elderly loved one may gradually need more assistance with these important parts of the day as he or she ages or experiences health changes….

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Motivations for Older Adults to Exercise in Colorado Springs, CO
Motivations for Older Adults to Exercise in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 pm on January 31, 2020

Your senior loved one’s physician may have talked to your parent on more than one occasion about the importance of exercise, but your loved one may still feel unmotivated to get up and work out. Although exercise routines may need to be modified to fit individual abilities, seniors still need to follow regular regimens that include movement throughout the day. Swimming, walking, and yoga are all great forms of exercise…

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Some Common Mental Health Issues Older Adults Face in Colorado Springs, CO
Some Common Mental Health Issues Older Adults Face in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 pm on January 17, 2020

According to the World Health Organization, nearly 15 percent of all seniors live with mental health disorders. When those types of disorders remain untreated, they can severely impact an individual’s physical health and overall quality of life. Here’s a quick glimpse at a few of the most common mental health disorders the elderly may face and some steps that can be taken to address those conditions.  Depression A fairly high…

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