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Top 5 Skin Cancer Prevention Tips for Seniors in Colorado Springs, CO
Top 5 Skin Cancer Prevention Tips for Seniors in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on April 13, 2018

The odds of developing skin cancer rise for seniors because they have lived longer and had more sun exposure. However, there are ways they can protect their skin and remain in good health. Family caregivers should use the following tips to prevent their aging loved ones from developing skin cancer.  1. Perform Skin Examinations at Home While you are not a doctor, you do have the ability to monitor changes to…

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How to Stay Positive If You're a Family Caregiver in Colorado Springs, CO
How to Stay Positive If You're a Family Caregiver in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on March 30, 2018

Maintaining a positive attitude as a family caregiver can be a challenge, but it’s important for your health and wellbeing. This kind of outlook can ease the stress that goes along with being a caregiver. If you find it challenging to stay positive, keep the following tips in mind.  Start a Gratitude Journal Practicing gratitude can change your entire outlook, especially when it comes to caring for a senior loved…

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6 Part-Time Jobs That Are Ideal for Seniors in Colorado Springs, CO
6 Part-Time Jobs That Are Ideal for Seniors in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on March 16, 2018

A part-time job can be a great way for a senior to get a little extra money. Some seniors may choose part-time jobs based on their past careers, but trying a job in a new field can be equally rewarding. The following part-time jobs are a great choice for an aging adult who wants to be more active and involved. 1. Tutoring Tutoring is great for seniors who want to…

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Driving Safety Strategies for Seniors in Colorado Springs, CO
Driving Safety Strategies for Seniors in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on February 23, 2018

According to the CDC, senior drivers are involved in hundreds of thousands of accidents every year. While some of those collisions are completely out of their control, many are the result of age-related issues such as poor eyesight and slow reflexes. Even though those numbers are staggering, a large percentage of older adults can safely drive well into their senior years if they take a few precautions.  Regularly Test Hearing…

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6 Healthy Hobbies Seniors Should Take Up in Colorado Springs, CO
6 Healthy Hobbies Seniors Should Take Up in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on February 9, 2018

To maintain good health, older adults must stick to a nutritious diet, take on mental challenges, get regular exercise, and be social. There are numerous hobbies seniors might enjoy that enable them to stimulate the brain and get beneficial exercise. Some also provide the chance to socialize with others.  1. Spending Time with a Pet Having a pet to care for enables seniors to feel needed while providing a sense…

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Celebrating Valentine's Day Past Age 65 in Colorado Springs CO
Celebrating Valentine's Day Past Age 65 in Colorado Springs CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on January 26, 2018

Celebrating Valentine’s Day is a tradition for many seniors. This holiday can also be painful if your loved one has lost his or her spouse. Therefore, you should make it a special day that he or she will cherish. Here are some fun activities for seniors to do on Valentine’s Day.  Take a Trip Down Memory Lane Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for seniors to discuss cherished memories that…

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Effects of Alzheimer's on the Brain's Memory Systems in Colorado Springs CO
Effects of Alzheimer's on the Brain's Memory Systems in Colorado Springs CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on January 12, 2018

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that causes memory loss in stages. Each stage of memory loss occurs as a result of physical changes in the brain, which can include plaque formation between nerves and nerve tangles that result in tissue death. The first physical changes include nerve tangles and plaques in the prefrontal cortex and temporal lobe, or the parts of the brain responsible for storing short-term memories. Here are…

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Mediterranean Diet for the Heart in Colorado Springs CO
Mediterranean Diet for the Heart in Colorado Springs CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 29, 2017

Beginning in the 1960s, physicians and researchers became intrigued with the senior population in France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. They found that several older adults lived well beyond their 90th birthday. In fact, the researchers were surprised to find it was not unusual for people to live to be 100 or older. One of the secrets behind their longevity and heart health lies in their diet, which has become…

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The Negative Effects of Being a Couch Potato in Colorado Springs CO
The Negative Effects of Being a Couch Potato in Colorado Springs CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on December 15, 2017

Many people view the golden years as a time for rest and relaxation, but too much relaxation can actually be a bad thing. Seniors who spend all their time sitting or lying down are much more likely to develop serious health conditions. Even taking some slow walks or light swims could be very beneficial for a senior’s wellbeing. Getting up and moving around comes with following advantages. 1. Alleviate Diabetes…

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Signs to Look For When Identifying if a Senior has Mild Cognitive Impairment in Colorado Springs, CO
Signs to Look For When Identifying if a Senior has Mild Cognitive Impairment in Colorado Springs, CO
By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 24, 2017

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) makes routine tasks such as cooking meals and paying bills extremely difficult. It is also a major risk factor for dementia, which is why you need to carefully track any changes to your senior loved one’s cognitive health and emotional stability. Here are five of the most common symptoms of MCI and a few tips that can be used to boost overall brain function.  1. Having…

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