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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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Reasons for Older Adults to Get Involved in Hiking in Palm Desert, CA
Reasons for Older Adults to Get Involved in Hiking in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on November 15, 2017

There are many ways seniors get physical exercise. Some enjoy traditional workout routines and others prefer engaging in activities. Hiking is one activity many seniors enjoy, and it also offers a wealth of benefits. Here are a few reasons older adults should take up hiking.  1. Allows for Flexible Exercise at Convenient Times Going to a gym for workouts requires attending the session at a particular time and following the regimen…

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How to Stimulate Senses in Aging Adults with Dementia in Palm Desert, CA
How to Stimulate Senses in Aging Adults with Dementia in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on October 25, 2017

For seniors living with dementia, sensory stimulation can help them communicate, engage, and recall memories. However, seniors with dementia are often isolated and lack the opportunity to engage the senses. Here are a few things caregivers can do to help seniors reconnect with their senses.  Use Aromatherapy Aromatherapy can alleviate stress, induce sleep, and boost cognitive function. You can use essential oils to activate your loved one’s sense of smell….

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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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