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Stress Management Tips for Seniors from Nashville, TN
Stress Management Tips for Seniors from Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on September 10, 2015

As a leading provider of elder care in Nashville, we understand better than most the challenges of caring for an aging parent or relative. Although caring for an elderly loved one is certainly a labor of love, it can also be quite stressful. Here are a few simple methods you can employ to manage your stress and improve morale. Take…

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Helping Seniors Through Parkinson's Disease in Nashville, TN
Helping Seniors Through Parkinson's Disease in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on September 3, 2015

Approximately 40 percent of Parkinson’s patients experience “off” periods when medications to control motor functioning aren’t as effective. According to Nashville elder care professionals, it’s during these periods that seniors don’t respond well to medications like levodopa and dopamine agonists that otherwise work very well at controlling muscle stiffness, tremors and slow movement. The following treatments often minimize “off” periods…

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Tips for Nashville Seniors to Quit Smoking
Tips for Nashville Seniors to Quit Smoking
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on August 27, 2015

Giving up cigarettes is challenging at any age, and some seniors feels as though it’s too late for them simply because they’ve been smoking for so long. If you or your senior loved one are trying to quit smoking, use the following strategies to stay on track. 1. Identify smoking triggers. A trigger is an action that prompts you to…

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Everything You Need to Know about Osteoarthritis
Everything You Need to Know about Osteoarthritis
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on August 20, 2015

Although there are more than 100 types of arthritis, the most common occurring type in the elderly is called osteoarthritis, which affects the joints and cartilage in the hands, spine, knees, and hips. The best way to help your senior loved one manage his or her OA is to have a basic understanding of the causes, symptoms, and possible treatments….

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Immunizations Every Senior in Nashville, TN Needs
Immunizations Every Senior in Nashville, TN Needs
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on August 13, 2015

A an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be far-reaching in terms of how it affects not only the person receiving the diagnosis, but their family members and friends. Nashville senior care professionals find that some families choose to keep the initial diagnosis secret for one or more of the following reasons: Fear of How Others Will React Your loved one may insist…

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Manage Both Care giving and Work Efficiently in Nashville, TN
Manage Both Care giving and Work Efficiently in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on August 6, 2015

Millions of Americans act as the primary caregiver for an aging parent or relative and struggle with balancing responsibilities at home with full-time work. Not surprisingly, many caregivers wind up physically and emotionally drained. Although it’s no easy task, there are ways to manage both roles efficiently. Set Priorities Make a list of priorities for both home and work in…

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