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Why Having a Sense of Purpose Is Essential for the Elderly in Sacramento, CA
Why Having a Sense of Purpose Is Essential for the Elderly in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on June 18, 2018

Growing old can have a negative effect on a senior’s mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing, but maintaining a purpose in life can have a positive impact on overall health. Keep your aging loved one involved with family and friends, and encourage doing things that bring him or her joy. Here…

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By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on June 4, 2018

The summer months are the perfect time for your senior loved one to get some fresh air and head outdoors, which could lift his or her mood and provide an opportunity to socialize. Aging skin loses some of its ability to protect itself against skin diseases, and being outdoors in…

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By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on May 21, 2018

Gambling offers seniors a quick thrill, and many fall prey to the tactics used by casinos and other venues that cater to their age group. While your aging loved one may just think gambling is a chance to have a little fun, he or she may be at risk for…

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By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on May 7, 2018

Taking care of your senior loved one may be one of your duties as a family caregiver, but you also need to take care of yourself. Just like you need to get plenty of rest, you also need to exercise. Working out and participating in physical activities could boost your…

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Most Common Reasons Seniors Don't Eat Healthy in Sacramento, CA
Most Common Reasons Seniors Don't Eat Healthy in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on April 16, 2018

Seniors are often encouraged to change their eating habits to promote better health. While your aging loved one may know a healthy diet is critical for his or her wellbeing, he or she may encounter challenges that interfere with the ability to eat well. Being aware of the common reasons…

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5 Tips for Addressing a Senior’s Resistance to Care in Sacramento, CA
5 Tips for Addressing a Senior’s Resistance to Care in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on April 2, 2018

For some seniors, receiving home care feels like they are giving up their independence. As a result, they may lash out and resist the help. Family caregivers need to remain positive and develop ways to ease the process. Here are a few tips that can help you address your senior…

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6 Tips for Finding Enjoyment in Caregiving in Sacramento, CA
6 Tips for Finding Enjoyment in Caregiving in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on March 19, 2018

Taking care of an aging loved one can be an exhausting, stressful, and time-consuming undertaking. There may come a point when you realize you are no longer the happy and motivated person you once were. If this sounds like your situation, it is time to take a fresh look at…

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Gum Disease & Alzheimer's: How Are They Linked? in Sacramento, CA
Gum Disease & Alzheimer's: How Are They Linked? in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on March 5, 2018

For family caregivers tending to seniors with Alzheimer’s, oral care may not take precedence. However, new studies suggest there may be a connection between gum disease and cognitive decline. In fact, gum disease may actually speed up the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.  The Importance of Oral Hygiene Oral hygiene is…

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Herbs & Spices That Alleviate Parkinson's Symptoms in Sacramento CA
Herbs & Spices That Alleviate Parkinson's Symptoms in Sacramento CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on February 19, 2018

Seniors with Parkinson’s commonly take dopamine replacements and other prescription medication designed to alleviate or reduce symptoms. However, conventional treatments and therapies can become quite expensive. Here are a few herbs and spices used as alternative treatments that provide amazing results and are cost effective.  Bacopa The aquatic Bacopa monnieri…

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5 Creative Ways to Prevent Isolation in the Elderly in Sacramento, CA
5 Creative Ways to Prevent Isolation in the Elderly in Sacramento, CA
By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on February 5, 2018

Seniors need to socialize because it keeps their minds active, provides them with an emotional outlet, and prevents feelings of isolation. Here are five creative ways caregivers can help their senior loved ones stay socially active and avoid isolation.  1. Suggest Joining a Book Club Joining local clubs is a…

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