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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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How Can Seniors Avoid Depression in Colorado Springs, CO
How Can Seniors Avoid Depression in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 27, 2019

Late-life depression affects approximately 6 million adults 65 and older in the United States, according to WebMD. That being said, it’s perfectly normal for seniors to feel down now and then. But long-term depression can contribute to a wide range of health problems, from insomnia and chronic pain to weight gain or loss. Below, you’ll find some ways to stave off depression in seniors that could come in handy if…

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Steps to Reduce the Risk of Dementia [Infographic]
Steps to Reduce the Risk of Dementia [Infographic]
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 pm on December 20, 2019

The risk of developing dementia increases with age, and seniors need to take some important steps to lower their odds of developing the disease. The Colorado Springs dementia care experts at Home Care Assistance have put together a handy infographic explaining some ways to keep dementia at bay. If you need professional in-home dementia care for your loved one, call us today at to schedule an appointment.

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Tips that Can Help Family Caregivers Remain Healthy in Colorado Springs, CO
Tips that Can Help Family Caregivers Remain Healthy in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 13, 2019

Caring for an aging loved one can take a toll on both your physical and mental health, and you need to take steps to keep yourself strong and healthy while maintaining a positive attitude. Here are some strategies to help you stay healthy while you manage the challenges of caregiving. 1. Eat Well Maintaining proper nutrition is one of the most important things you can do to remain healthy while…

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