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Foods for Seniors with No Appetite in Colorado Springs, CO
Foods for Seniors with No Appetite in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on September 14, 2018

Older adults experience a lack of appetite for a variety of reasons. They might become too depressed to eat, or chronic illnesses, medications, or treatments may pose a problem. However, unless seniors continue consuming nutritious foods, their health may further deteriorate. There are several foods family members can offer their senior loved ones to tempt them to eat. 1. Milkshakes Milkshakes can be made in a variety of flavors. Add…

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Awesome Group Activities for Elderly People in Colorado Springs, CO
Awesome Group Activities for Elderly People in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on August 31, 2018

When you get a group of seniors together, you can bet you’re in for a good time. Use these ideas as inspiration to give your senior loved one and his or her friends a group event to remember. 1. Slumber Party Sleepovers are a fun group activity your loved one can do with family members or friends, and you can keep this event interesting by mixing up the guest list….

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Why Should Older Adults Switch to the MIND Diet in Colorado Springs, CO
Why Should Older Adults Switch to the MIND Diet in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on August 17, 2018

One of the biggest fears among older adults is being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another condition that impacts the brain. These issues can lead to cognitive decline, and eventually seniors may lose their independence as well as their ability to perform daily tasks. Seniors with issues like Alzheimer’s disease may also lose their memory and ability to recognize loved ones. While there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease,…

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Things No One Told You About Being a Caregiver in Colorado Springs, CO
Things No One Told You About Being a Caregiver in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on July 27, 2018

Like many family caregivers, you were probably thrust into your role with very little guidance regarding what to expect. While you might have received some advice from others who have been in your shoes, you might have never heard the following six things all caregivers should know about their new role. 1. You May Feel Conflicting Emotions Everyone loves to talk about how much time they enjoy spending with their…

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How to Ward Off Diabetes in the Golden Years in Colorado Springs, CO
How to Ward Off Diabetes in the Golden Years in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on July 13, 2018

Diabetes disproportionately affects older adults, and recent studies have shown that around 25 percent of the senior population currently has this metabolic disease. Even though diabetes can be devastating, it is often reversible with proper diet and a few lifestyle changes. Here are a few tips older adults can use to avoid this serious health condition.  Perform Regular Blood Tests Seniors may not be able to come up with a…

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How to Recover from Being Burnt Out as a Caregiver in Colorado Springs, CO
How to Recover from Being Burnt Out as a Caregiver in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on June 29, 2018

Caregiving can be demanding and challenging, but there are also rewarding times. Before you take on the responsibilities of a family caregiver, you should know as much about the role as possible instead of assuming what the daily duties entail. Here are some assumptions family caregivers should never make. You’ll Receive Help Receiving help is ideal, but it is not always the case. Friends and family, especially siblings, may commit…

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6 Tips for Enhancing Back Health in the Senior Years in Colorado Springs, CO
6 Tips for Enhancing Back Health in the Senior Years in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on June 15, 2018

Many seniors experience back pain, poor posture, or spinal stiffness. There are many ways they can increase their back mobility, ranging from exercises to lifestyle changes. Here are six tips for boosting back health in the senior years.  1. Perform Lower Back Exercises  Many seniors experience pain in the lower back muscles because these muscles are needed for physical tasks like lifting objects and standing up. When seniors are too…

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Easy Exercises for Aging Adults with Arthritis in Colorado Springs, CO
Easy Exercises for Aging Adults with Arthritis in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on May 25, 2018

Seniors with arthritis often experience pain when performing everyday activities, which may cause them to feel frustrated. It’s important for older adults to understand that doing the right exercises could relieve their pain, strengthen their muscles, and increase their mobility. The following exercises are ideal for older adults with arthritis.  Aquatic Exercises  Walking in place or doing aerobics in the pool can reduce your senior loved one’s joint and arthritis…

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5 Easy Yet Nourishing Breakfast Ideas for Aging Adults in Colorado Springs, CO
5 Easy Yet Nourishing Breakfast Ideas for Aging Adults in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on May 11, 2018

A healthy breakfast sets seniors up for a well-balanced day. However, seniors sometimes need a little encouragement to eat a meal shortly after they wake up. These five breakfast ideas are simple enough to be prepared within minutes, and they contain vital nutrients your aging loved one needs to maintain his or her wellbeing. 1. Overnight Oats A bowl of oatmeal is always a satisfying breakfast, and seniors can increase…

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Top Reasons for Aging Adults to Take Up Gardening in Colorado Springs, CO
Top Reasons for Aging Adults to Take Up Gardening in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on April 27, 2018

The senior years are the perfect time to take up new hobbies, and gardening is one activity every older adult can learn. Whether they choose to keep a few small containers of flowers or go all out by planting a vegetable garden in the backyard, seniors can enjoy several benefits from spending time in nature. Here are a few reasons to encourage a senior to take up gardening. Eat a…

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