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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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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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