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5 Signs a Senior Loved One Is Misusing Prescriptions in Palm Desert, CA
5 Signs a Senior Loved One Is Misusing Prescriptions in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on April 11, 2018

Prescription medication is prescribed by a doctor, but this does not mean it is always safe. Many prescription medications have a high addiction risk, so seniors who need to use these pills for certain conditions might end up misusing them. Keep an eye out for the following signs of prescription drug abuse in your senior loved one. 1. Unusual Sleeping Patterns Many prescription drugs have either a stimulant or depressant…

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5 Signs Your Elderly Parent's Care Needs Are Changing in Palm Desert, CA
5 Signs Your Elderly Parent's Care Needs Are Changing in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on March 28, 2018

There are many physical and mental conditions that gradually worsen with age, and it can be difficult to notice when you need to make changes to a senior loved one’s care plan. Since the changes are so gradual, you might have difficulty recognizing when your loved one needs more assistance. The following signs indicate your parent’s care requirements need to be updated. 1. Significant Weight Loss Most seniors are prone…

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Nutrition's Essential Role in Senior Home Care in Palm Desert, CA
Nutrition's Essential Role in Senior Home Care in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on March 14, 2018

It’s important for people of all ages to get their daily vitamins and minerals. However, it’s especially crucial for seniors, as their nutritional needs change with age. Learn how caregivers can effectively fulfill their senior loved one’s nutritional requirements.  Changing Nutritional Needs As people age, they undergo several physiological changes. Their nutritional intake should reflect or mitigate the effects of aging on the body. For example, people tend to experience…

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How to Tell If Your Aging Loved One Has Hearing Loss in Palm Desert, CA
How to Tell If Your Aging Loved One Has Hearing Loss in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on February 28, 2018

Age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in adults as they age. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, one-third of adults between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss, and this number jumps to 50 percent after the age of 75. Because hearing loss happens so gradually, it can be difficult to diagnose. Help your senior loved…

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5 Ways Music Helps Aging Adults with Alzheimer's in Palm Desert, CA
5 Ways Music Helps Aging Adults with Alzheimer's in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on February 14, 2018

For a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, the effects of music can be extraordinary. Hearing favorite songs sparks profound physiological changes. Even in the later stages of Alzheimer’s, the capacity to play and enjoy music endures. Here’s what music can do for your loved one. 1. Prolongs Cognition A song can evoke a past emotion, along with the event that created it. The auditory nerve communicates with the amygdala,…

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How to Address Caregiving-Related Depression in Palm Desert, CA
How to Address Caregiving-Related Depression in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on January 24, 2018

Caregivers are highly susceptible to feelings of depression. They perform a difficult job that often leaves them with little time to sleep or meet their own needs. When you feel your emotional health decreasing, you need to start taking care of yourself. Here are a few ways you can manage caregiving-related depression.  Recognize the Signs of Depression The first step is admitting something is wrong. If you don’t realize you’re…

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Ways to Inspire Seniors to Exercise More Often in Palm Desert, CA
Ways to Inspire Seniors to Exercise More Often in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on January 10, 2018

Most seniors know they should exercise. However, knowledge isn’t always enough, and when seniors lack the motivation to take a yoga class or lift some light weights, it’s up to family caregivers to inspire them. Here are five ways you can help your senior loved one stay active.  1. Find a Senior Group Exercise Class Exercise is especially crucial for seniors, as it helps them manage existing illnesses, prevent new…

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Power of Attorney for Seniors in Palm Desert, CA
Power of Attorney for Seniors in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on December 27, 2017

A power of attorney (POA) gives a person the ability to make decisions for a senior loved one who cannot make decisions independently. Along with assigned duties, the person given the authority is also responsible for maintaining documents and records for various aspects of the older family member’s matters. Types of Powers of Attorney Durable Power of Attorney: The appointed individual accepts decision-making ability immediately after signing the document. The…

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Keep Your Brain Active with This Games in Palm Desert, CA
Keep Your Brain Active with This Games in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on December 13, 2017

Keeping the body healthy may be as easy as taking a walk or trying some new exercises, but there are also things older adults can do to keep their brains strong and healthy. Here are six unique ways to keep the brain stimulated well past the age of 65. 1. Play a Game Games are some of the best ways to keep the mind sharp at any age. Whether your…

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When Elderly Can't Care for Their Pets, What to Do? in Palm Desert, CA
When Elderly Can't Care for Their Pets, What to Do? in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on November 29, 2017

Pets can be a valuable source of companionship for seniors, but a time may come when your loved one is no longer capable of taking care of his or her pet. Mental or physical health conditions may make it difficult to regularly feed, exercise, or clean up after an animal, which could lead to unhealthy situations for both the pet owner and the pet. Here are a few ways to…

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