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Delicious and Healthy Soft Foods Meal Preparation for Seniors in Massachusetts
Delicious and Healthy Soft Foods Meal Preparation for Seniors in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on December 7, 2018

If your senior loved one has swallowing difficulties or dental disorders, it’s important to include soft, healthful foods in his or her diet. Your loved one doesn’t have to give up all of the foods he or she loves. Use these tips to create meals of soft foods that include your loved one’s favorites for a healthy, balanced life. Opt for Soft and Moist Foods If your loved one is…

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Strength-Boosting Exercises for Seniors in Massachusetts
Strength-Boosting Exercises for Seniors in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on November 16, 2018

By engaging in regular exercise, older adults become stronger and have better balance, which reduces the risk of falls. If they’re physically fit, seniors can stay independent longer. Here are five leg exercises to help seniors increase strength and mobility. 1. Ankle Circles This exercise is great to warm the muscles in the lower legs before starting a full exercise routine. Ankle circles also increase joint flexibility. The technique can…

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Hpw Drinking Raises Alzheimer's Risk in Massachusetts
Hpw Drinking Raises Alzheimer's Risk in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on November 2, 2018

The exact cause of Alzheimer’s disease may not be understood yet, but doctors do know certain behaviors can increase a senior’s risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. If you have a senior loved one who is worried about developing Alzheimer’s disease, there are a few things you should know about how alcohol influences risks. Heavy Alcohol Consumption Increases Dementia Risks In 2018, The Lancet Public Health published an interesting study that…

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Providing Care to Older Adults with Aphasia in Massachusetts
Providing Care to Older Adults with Aphasia in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on October 19, 2018

Aphasia is the term used to describe a condition that prevents older adults from effectively communicating. They may understand speech but cannot correctly express their thoughts, and they might also have difficulty understanding speech. The disorder develops secondary to many different medical conditions, including strokes. Sometimes the ability to communicate returns, while other times it does not. Family members must learn all they can about their senior loved one’s condition…

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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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