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5 Awesome Fall Field Trips for Older Adults in Massachusetts
5 Awesome Fall Field Trips for Older Adults in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on October 5, 2018

As the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to change colors, many seniors feel like getting out of the house. October is National Field Trip Month, so this is the perfect time to take your senior loved one on an exciting trip. A field trip can provide your loved one with mental stimulation and social interaction, but you need to plan carefully for any mobility issues or other challenges…

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Providing Long-Distance Care in Massachusetts
Providing Long-Distance Care in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on September 21, 2018

Just because you live in a different city or state doesn’t mean you can’t care for your aging loved one. You might not be able to make meals every day or carry out weekly errands, but you can enhance his or her overall quality of life with a little bit of hard work and an excellent caregiving network. Here are a few tips to help you provide amazing long-distance care…

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How Can Seniors Benefit from a Plant-Based Diet in Massachusetts
How Can Seniors Benefit from a Plant-Based Diet in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on September 7, 2018

Seniors looking for a way to stay healthy need to find a diet that promotes better health. There are plenty of different healthy diets available, and one that is becoming increasingly popular is a plant-based diet, which focuses on whole foods made from plants, minimizes processed foods, and cuts out animal-based items. Many seniors are switching to a plant-based diet for the following six reasons. 1. Promotes Healthy Digestion A…

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How to Address Theft Accusations from a Parent with Dementia in Massachusetts
How to Address Theft Accusations from a Parent with Dementia in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on August 24, 2018

Dementia can lead to many unexpected behavioral changes, from aggression to withdrawal. However, perhaps the most painful for family caregivers are the accusations. People with dementia may accuse family members of trying to steal from them, being an imposter, or trying to harm them. Ahead, learn how to handle hurtful accusations from a senior loved one with dementia. Don’t Take It Personally Many caregivers have difficulty brushing off unfounded accusations….

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How to Help Seniors Prevent Insomnia in Massachusetts
How to Help Seniors Prevent Insomnia in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on August 10, 2018

Insomnia often strikes for the first time in the senior years. While you should always check for a physical cause for insomnia such as the hormone-related changes that accompany menopause, you may not find an obvious reason for those restless nights. Implement the following six strategies to help your aging loved one get the sleep he or she needs to thrive. 1. Find the Right Time for Exercise One of…

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Myths About Aging That Aren’t True in Wellesley, Massachusetts
Myths About Aging That Aren’t True in Wellesley, Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on July 20, 2018

When you examine the way seniors are portrayed in pop culture, you may notice there are stereotypes. In TV, movies, books, and other media, seniors are often portrayed as grumpy, irritable, frail, pessimistic, and hard of hearing which has cemented a specific image of aging in the collective consciousness. Ahead, learn why some of the most prevalent myths about seniors are actually false. Poor Health Is Inevitable Many people believe…

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5 Signs a Senior Is Malnourished in Wellesley, MA
5 Signs a Senior Is Malnourished in Wellesley, MA
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on July 6, 2018

You must act immediately if you believe your aging parent is malnourished. When left untreated, this condition increases the risk of health complications ranging from heart disease to osteoporosis. Here is a closer look at five signs of malnourishment and a few tips for seniors who are having difficulty getting enough nutrients.  1. Sudden Changes in Weight Many people are surprised to hear malnourishment doesn’t always result in weight loss….

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5 Things You Should Consider Before Giving Up Caregiving in Massachusetts
5 Things You Should Consider Before Giving Up Caregiving in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on June 22, 2018

There are times in life when quitting may be necessary to preserve your wellbeing, such as ending a bad relationship. However, you may have mixed feelings about whether or not it is best to quit your role as a family caregiver. Before you give up on caregiving, think about these five things that may help you determine if finding another caregiver is the best decision.  1. Assess Your Current State…

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How to Enhance a Senior's Memory in Wellesley, MA
How to Enhance a Senior's Memory in Wellesley, MA
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on June 8, 2018

Seniors who stave off memory loss can boost their overall health and their odds of living independently for longer. To enhance his or her memory, your aging loved one will need to stay mentally and physically active. Here are some of the things you can do to boost your loved one’s memory.  Encourage Good Sleeping Habits  Seniors who get at least seven to nine hours of sleep each night can…

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How to Ward Off Restless Legs Syndrome in Seniors in Massachusetts
How to Ward Off Restless Legs Syndrome in Seniors in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on May 18, 2018

Adults over the age of 65 are susceptible to many health conditions, including restless legs syndrome. This health issue can lead to other issues such as insomnia and depression. Here are some of the ways you can help your elderly loved one prevent restless legs syndrome.  Encourage Moderate Exercise  Older adults with restless legs syndrome can use exercise to ease its symptoms. Seniors don’t need to take on a strenuous…

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