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Best Smartphone Apps for Elders in Palm Desert, CA
Best Smartphone Apps for Elders in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on October 11, 2017

Seniors are becoming more tech-savvy, and app developers are noticing. There are plenty of apps designed especially for seniors, helping them with everyday tasks, mental acuity, and much more. Here are seven of the best apps for aging adults.  1. Pillboxie Many seniors have to take pills, but sticking to a prescription schedule can be challenging. With Pillboxie, seniors can input all their medications, color-code them, and set timed alerts….

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Tips for Eating and Drinking Properly with Dentures in Palm Desert, CA
Tips for Eating and Drinking Properly with Dentures in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on September 27, 2017

Seniors with dentures don’t have to give up their favorite foods and beverages. Dentures don’t perfectly replicate the feeling of natural teeth. However, with time and practice most seniors should be able to follow a normal diet. Here are a few tips for eating and drinking correctly with dentures.  1. Start Small Denture users should always cut their food into small bites. This makes the food easier to chew, and…

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Adapting a Mediterranean Diet to Avoid Dementia in Palm Desert, CA
Adapting a Mediterranean Diet to Avoid Dementia in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on September 13, 2017

Mediterranean cultures follow a plant-based diet filled with fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, and nuts. This diet has numerous health benefits, as it can promote strong bones, lower blood pressure, and boost heart health. It may also reduce the risk of dementia. Learn more about this diet and how it can benefit your senior loved one.  What Is the Mediterranean Diet? When people think of Mediterranean cuisine, they likely think…

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Senior Scare to Exercise in Palm Desert, CA
Senior Scare to Exercise in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on August 23, 2017

There are many reasons seniors may become afraid to exercise. For instance, experiencing a major fall-related injury can cause even the most avid runner to suddenly put away his or her running shoes. Alternatively, seniors may be afraid of overexerting their hearts or getting hurt on an exercise machine. While fear is a normal human response, you can ease your aging loved one’s worries with these tips for helping him…

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Advice for Creating an Autobiography in the Golden Years in Palm Desert, CA
Advice for Creating an Autobiography in the Golden Years in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on August 9, 2017

For seniors, writing an autobiography can be an invaluable endeavor. It can help them understand their past, provide a therapeutic outlet, and keep their minds sharp. Here are five tips to help seniors write their life stories.  1. Start Small If seniors start by trying to condense their entire lives, they may have a difficult time beginning. Instead, they can start writing sketches about specific topics. They can write 500…

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The Risk Factors for Caregiver Burnout in Palm Desert, CA
The Risk Factors for Caregiver Burnout in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 26, 2017

Being a family caregiver can be a challenging job, but there are many benefits. For instance, you get the opportunity to care for your senior loved one and build a stronger bond. However, some challenges can be overwhelming and lead to caregiver burnout. Here are some of the common causes of caregiver burnout.  Lack of Help  Taking on more than you can handle may lead to caregiver burnout. You need…

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Brain-Boosting Board Games for Aging Adults in Palm Desert, CA
Brain-Boosting Board Games for Aging Adults in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 12, 2017

Board games were first designed as entertainment, but that isn’t all they are good for. Studies show board games can delay age-related cognitive decline and minimize a senior’s risk of dementia. They also help seniors socialize with one another and reinforce their relationships. These five board games provide your elderly loved one with the chance to revisit old memories, boost his or her brain health, interact with friends, and have…

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Poetry is a Great Resource for Aging Adults with Dementia in Palm Desert, CA
Poetry is a Great Resource for Aging Adults with Dementia in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on June 28, 2017

Cognitive decline is a difficult reality for many senior citizens. The term dementia refers to a general loss of memory and cognitive function affecting an individual’s ability to recall facts, names, words, and personal memories. There are several types of dementia, one of the more commonly mentioned being Alzheimer’s disease. Research is ongoing in hopes of curing this debilitating condition. However, individuals with dementia are often under-stimulated and easily overwhelmed…

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Important Traits to Look for in a Professional Caregiver in Palm Desert, CA
Important Traits to Look for in a Professional Caregiver in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on June 14, 2017

A caregiver does more than look after your senior loved one’s needs. He or she will also become a part of the family. The bond your loved one builds with a caregiver could be a contributing factor to his or her overall health. Therefore, you want to choose an individual with great personal characteristics. Here are some of the traits all professional caregivers should possess.  1. Empathy  Seniors experience many…

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Easy Makeover Tips for Aging Women in Palm Desert, CA
Easy Makeover Tips for Aging Women in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on May 31, 2017

To feel their best, older women need to look their best. Keeping up with new makeup and fashion trends can be challenging, but this doesn’t mean senior women should settle for old styles. Here are a few quick and easy makeover tips for your elderly loved one.  1. Don’t Skimp on Skin Care Many women start ignoring daily skin care habits such as cleaning, exfoliating, and moisturizing in their golden…

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