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Effective Ways to Distract Your Loved One Who Has Dementia in Sacramento, CA
Effective Ways to Distract Your Loved One Who Has Dementia in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on November 18, 2019

In addition to impairing memory, dementia can also cause behavioral problems, such as aggression, screaming, excessive crying, and wandering. If these behaviors aren’t effectively interrupted, your senior loved one may become a danger to him or herself and others. Here are some techniques for distracting seniors with dementia so they…

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Readmissions Data of 2019 in Sacramento, CA
Readmissions Data of 2019 in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on November 4, 2019

According to a 2019 America’s Health Rankings analysis of hospital readmissions, nearly 15 percent of all hospital readmissions involve seniors 65 and older who receive Medicare. What’s more alarming is that nearly 50 percent of these readmissions are considered preventable. Below are more 2019 statistics about hospital admissions that could…

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How to Plan Activities for a Senior Loved One Living with Dementia in Sacramento, CA
How to Plan Activities for a Senior Loved One Living with Dementia in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on October 21, 2019

When planning activities for an aging loved one with dementia, you’ll need to consider a few things. If the activity isn’t planned well, an enjoyable outing may turn into a negative experience for both you and your loved one. To ensure enjoyable outings, consider the following activity-planning tips. Monitor Mood…

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Dietary Choices for Older Adults Recovering from Strokes in Sacramento, CA
Dietary Choices for Older Adults Recovering from Strokes in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on October 7, 2019

Recovering from a stroke isn’t a quick or easy process, but survivors can do quite a bit to boost their physical and mental health following one of those cardiovascular events. Sticking to a nutrient-dense diet provides the building blocks they need to repair damaged tissue. Here’s a quick look at…

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Tips for Helping an Aging Loved One Living with Dementia in Sacramento, CA
Tips for Helping an Aging Loved One Living with Dementia in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on September 16, 2019

Caring for a senior loved one with a progressive disorder like dementia can be challenging, but with patience and assistance, the role can be less complicated. Remember to enlist the help of friends and family and maintain a positive outlook. Below are a few ways to make daily life easier…

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How to Handle Seniors with Alzheimer's Who Become Aggressive in Sacramento, CA
How to Handle Seniors with Alzheimer's Who Become Aggressive in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on September 2, 2019

One of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s is aggressive behavior, and there may come a point where your senior loved one seems to become agitated no matter what you do. Even if he or she used to be sweet and caring, this disease can damage the area of the…

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Apps that Aid Communication During Stroke Recovery in Sacramento, CA
Apps that Aid Communication During Stroke Recovery in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on August 19, 2019

Strokes involve changes within the brain that affect how stroke survivors communicate. Following a stroke, aging adults may have difficulty making the right sounds for words or be unable to remember the names of certain objects. These five communication apps all address common issues stroke survivors face, and using them…

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How Are Lower Rates of Rehospitalization Good for Aging Adults in Sacramento, CA
How Are Lower Rates of Rehospitalization Good for Aging Adults in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on August 5, 2019

Studies have shown that seniors, more than any age group, are likely to find themselves readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of a previous stay, and this is especially true for those with heart and lung conditions. Thankfully, doctors and hospital staff have recognized people benefit more from staying…

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Strategies for Preventing a Senior Loved One’s Hospital Readmission in Sacramento, CA
Strategies for Preventing a Senior Loved One’s Hospital Readmission in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on July 15, 2019

Your senior loved one falls into one of the high-risk groups for hospital readmissions. A readmission may occur if your loved one develops a secondary infection or fails to heal properly. In some cases, seniors are readmitted to the hospital after an unrelated event, such as a fall, occurs that…

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Tips for Managing a Combative Aging Adult with Dementia in Sacramento, CA
Tips for Managing a Combative Aging Adult with Dementia in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on July 1, 2019

Aggression is a challenging behavior you may encounter when your senior loved one has dementia. Once your loved one is combative, he or she may attempt physical acts of aggression, such as pushing you away or even throwing objects in your direction. While you may know your loved one isn’t…

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