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Older woman holding son's hand while discussing dementia treatment at home in Nashville, TN
Older woman holding son's hand while discussing dementia treatment at home in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:22 am on September 5, 2018

Sudden mental confusion and irrational behavior are possible indicators of either delirium or dementia, making it pretty easy for caregivers to mix up the two illnesses. However, dementia and delirium are two very different health issues, making it vitally important for caregivers and clinical staff to recognize the differences. Delirium is a life-threatening issue requiring immediate care that often affects…

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Older woman in pink sweater staying active outdoors in Nashville, TN
Older woman in pink sweater staying active outdoors in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 7:18 am on August 30, 2018

Staying active is vital to good health, regardless of age. Everyone needs a regular physical activity for adequate balance, strength, and cardiovascular health. Regular exercise can also reduce the threat of chronic diseases. Older adults can enhance their health and vitality by increasing physical activity levels. Remember that it’s important to start slowly and gradually increase intensity. Walking is Always…

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Smiling senior hugging daughter in Nashville, TN
Smiling senior hugging daughter in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 7:38 am on August 8, 2018

Can You Change Parents’ Habits? If you’re worried about your elderly parents’ unhealthy habits, you’re not alone. If you notice they’re slowing down, not as active anymore physically or socially, or maybe not taking meals regularly, you’ll want to help them out. You know you love them and care about them, but sometimes you just can’t seem to get through…

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Tired nurse in dark lighting in Nashville, TN
Tired nurse in dark lighting in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 11:54 am on July 26, 2018

What is caregiver burnout and how can it be prevented? Work-related burnout has been widely studied, but there hasn’t been much research specific to caregiver burnout. It’s now appearing to be more than just stressful, but possibly damaging to the brain without the proper precautions. Caregiver Burnout Work-related stress and burnout has been well-studied over the past several years, but…

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Older couple dancing in front of a white background in Nashville, TN
Older couple dancing in front of a white background in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 3:09 pm on July 14, 2018

  “We never outlive our need or capacity to be useful.” —Richard Watts Have you thought about the importance of love and connection when it comes to your life vitality? Imagine if your doctor gave you a prescription for good health and the script simply stated: “Keep yourself surrounded by people you love and consistently make new friendships. Maintain your…

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Effective Exercises for Seniors with Arthritis in Nashville, TN
Effective Exercises for Seniors with Arthritis in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on May 25, 2018

Exercise is important for older adults with arthritis because it can reduce joint pain and increase flexibility and muscle strength. It is important for seniors with this condition to participate in low-impact exercises that don’t put too much pressure on the joints. Here are some exercises seniors with arthritis should try.  Cycling  When your elderly loved one is diagnosed with…

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5 Quick & Healthy Breakfast Meals for Seniors in Nashville, TN
5 Quick & Healthy Breakfast Meals for Seniors in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on May 11, 2018

The American Academy of Family Physicians reports that approximately 60 percent of seniors living at home are either malnourished or have an increased risk of malnutrition. There are many ways seniors can start the day healthy by enjoying simple but nutritious breakfasts. The meals need not involve expensive ingredients and are foods commonly found in homes. Here are five simple and…

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Advantages of Gardening Past Age 65 in Nashville, TN
Advantages of Gardening Past Age 65 in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on April 27, 2018

Gardening has many benefits for seniors. While people of all ages enjoy cultivating plants, seniors receive special benefits that go far beyond taking in the beauty of flowers. As you explore potential hobbies for your aging loved one, consider the following advantages of gardening. Boosts the Immune System Soil contains special bacteria called Mycobacterium vaccae. Though older adults should avoid…

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5 Tips for Helping Seniors Prevent Skin Cancer in Nashville, TN
5 Tips for Helping Seniors Prevent Skin Cancer in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on April 13, 2018

Sunshine is refreshing, and seniors need small amounts of time in the sun to lift their spirits and to help their bodies generate nutrients. While a stroll through the park on a warm, sunny day is bound to get your senior loved one in a good mood, you should also avoid exposing him or her to one of the biggest…

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How to Maintain a Positive Attitude as a Caregiver in Nashville, TN
How to Maintain a Positive Attitude as a Caregiver in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on March 30, 2018

A positive mindset can help people overcome challenges. However, caregivers often find it difficult to keep negativity from creeping in when they are constantly being inundated with opinions from others and a lengthening list of responsibilities. While you should expect a few ups and downs every now and then, you need to take action if you feel overburdened the majority…

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