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Distinct Challenges of Caring for a Grandparent in Folsom, CA
Distinct Challenges of Caring for a Grandparent in Folsom, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on November 13, 2018

As the senior population continues to increase, a new breed of caregiver is developing: the millennial caregiver caring for a grandparent. In some ways, these young caregivers face the challenges relevant to everyone who takes on the role. In other ways, they face difficulties specific to their generation. Here are five unique challenges of caring for a grandparent. 1. Limited Career Advancement When it comes to school and career-related achievements,…

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By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 30, 2018

The city of Folsom is home to many adults over the age of 65, and there are a variety of factors that could affect their quality of life and their potential need for high-quality home care. Folsom, CA, residents who want to learn more about the local elderly population should check out the following infographic, provided by Home Care Assistance.

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5 Dietary Restrictions for Seniors in Folsom, CA
5 Dietary Restrictions for Seniors in Folsom, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 23, 2018

Healthy eating can provide aging adults with many benefits, ranging from good heart health to strong bones. When it comes to meal prep, family caregivers should educate their loved ones on healthy dietary options, including restrictions suggested by a primary care physician. Take a look at some of the healthy dietary restrictions older adults should consider following. 1. Sodium Heart failure is a chronic condition that worsens over time, and…

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Causes of Hypertension in Elderly Men in Folsom, CA
Causes of Hypertension in Elderly Men in Folsom, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on October 9, 2018

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, aging men are more susceptible to hypertension than senior women. There are many factors that increase the risk, including age and genetics. However, by making lifestyle alterations, older men can greatly reduce their likelihood of developing hypertension and enjoy better health. Here are some of the most common causes of hypertension in senior men. An Unhealthy Diet Regularly consuming foods rich in…

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Why Caregivers Need Regular Exercise in Folsom, CA
Why Caregivers Need Regular Exercise in Folsom, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 25, 2018

Taking care of a senior loved one is a rewarding job, but it can also be stressful and time-consuming. Many caregivers end up neglecting their own health needs. Studies have shown that family caregivers are susceptible to an array of medical conditions, which is why they need to remain physically active. Here are a few reasons caregivers should exercise on a regular basis. 1. Reduce Stress Exercising can reduce your…

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Why Seniors with Dementia Stop Eating & Drinking in Folsom, CA
Why Seniors with Dementia Stop Eating & Drinking in Folsom, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on September 11, 2018

When seniors enter the later stages of dementia, they may have difficulty eating and drinking. There are several reasons seniors start to refuse food as the disease progresses, ranging from loss of appetite to physiological changes. Here are a few reasons seniors with dementia may refuse to eat and drink. Appetite Loss For many older adults with dementia, the unwillingness to eat is caused by lack of appetite. When seniors…

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6 Awesome Group Activities for Older Adults in Folsom, CA
6 Awesome Group Activities for Older Adults in Folsom, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 28, 2018

It’s fairly easy for seniors to become isolated from the rest of the world, which can lead to depression, anxiety, and a decrease in health and independence. Engaging in fun and fulfilling tasks with other individuals is one of the best ways to stave off loneliness. If you’re looking for exciting group activities for your elderly loved one, consider the following suggestions. 1. Book Clubs Books clubs are a good…

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How to Boost Friendship with Isolated Caregivers in Folsom, CA
How to Boost Friendship with Isolated Caregivers in Folsom, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on August 14, 2018

Being a family caregiver is a rewarding job, but it can also be quite frustrating and stressful at times. Caregivers often feel lonely and give up their own social lives and activities. If you know a caregiver who feels isolated, you can do the following things to be a good friend to that individual. Don’t Be Judgmental One of the many reasons your caregiver friend feels isolated may be because…

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Top Caregiving Mistakes to Avoid in Folsom, CA
Top Caregiving Mistakes to Avoid in Folsom, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 24, 2018

For many new caregivers, trial and error is one of the most effective learning methods. As you figure out how to provide care for your senior loved one, you may make a few mistakes and learn from them. Here are a few mistakes you should try not to make when caring for your loved one. Forgetting to Plan Sometimes caregivers are so wrapped up in their daily activities that they…

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6 Things Caregivers Need to Know in Folsom, CA
6 Things Caregivers Need to Know in Folsom, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on July 10, 2018

It’s becoming more and more common for adults to provide care for their aging parents. Before taking on the caregiver role, family members should understand the rigors of the job. Here are six things you need to know before becoming a caregiver. 1. Caregiving Is Often Uncomfortable Many new caregivers aren’t prepared for the uncomfortable aspects of caregiving. In theory, family members understand the day may come when their parents…

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