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5 Ways to Have Fun in the Retirement Years in Phoenix, AZ
5 Ways to Have Fun in the Retirement Years in Phoenix, AZ
By Jeff Hill, 9:00 am on June 18, 2018

Many aging adults spend the last few years of their working lives waiting for retirement. When they’re finally faced with the realities of retirement, from setting their own schedule to filling their days, seniors are often not sure what to do with their free time. Here are five ways to make the most of the retirement years.  1. Keep Learning  By the time they hit retirement age, most people have…

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How to Care for More Than One Elderly Parent in Phoeinx, AZ
How to Care for More Than One Elderly Parent in Phoeinx, AZ
By Jeff Hill, 9:00 am on June 4, 2018

Providing care for one aging loved one can be difficult. When caregivers have multiple loved ones in need of assistance, it certainly doesn’t simplify matters. Here are a few ways to provide care for more than one senior parent.  Consider Alternative Options  Many caregivers try to do everything for their aging parents. When caring for multiple loved ones, family members usually need to delegate some of their responsibilities, which may…

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4 Home Toxins Family Caregivers Should Be Aware Of in Phoenix, AZ
4 Home Toxins Family Caregivers Should Be Aware Of in Phoenix, AZ
By Jeff Hill, 9:00 am on May 21, 2018

Many households are filled with dangerous vapors and contagions. Regularly cleaning your aging loved one’s home will remove some of those toxins, but there could still be lingering contaminants in hidden spaces. Here are four allergens, carcinogens, and germs all caregivers should be aware of and a few steps that can be taken to get rid of them.  1. Radon The idea of having dangerous radioactive materials in a home…

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How to Manage Your Senior Parent's Finances in Phoenix, AZ
How to Manage Your Senior Parent's Finances in Phoenix, AZ
By Jeff Hill, 9:00 am on May 7, 2018

Most elderly people live on fixed incomes, so they have to be a little cautious about how they manage their money. Facing financial concerns can be stressful, so it might be a good idea for you to step in and assist your aging loved one. Use the following tips to help your parent better manage his or her finances. Organize Financial Information The first step you need to take is…

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How to Address Your Loved One's Behavioral Changes in Phoenix, AZ
How to Address Your Loved One's Behavioral Changes in Phoenix, AZ
By Jeff Hill, 9:00 am on April 16, 2018

The mental and emotional aspects of aging can take a toll on seniors and their family caregivers. However, caregivers need to remain calm and understanding at all times. Here are some tips to help family caregivers manage their senior loved one’s behavioral changes.  Determine the Issue  Although behavioral changes are fairly common in aging adults, there could be an underlying cause or trigger for these emotions. For example, your loved…

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6 Tips on Meal Prep for Family Caregivers in Phoenix, AZ
6 Tips on Meal Prep for Family Caregivers in Phoenix, AZ
By Jeff Hill, 9:00 am on April 2, 2018

Caregivers have to juggle many responsibilities, and their busy schedules rarely leave much time for meal prep. However, seniors need nutritious food options and fresh, home-cooked meals to maintain their health. Here are six strategies caregivers can use to optimize their meal prep time.  1. Plan Ahead Eating healthy often requires planning ahead. If you start thinking about what to serve your loved one for dinner at 5pm, you’re more…

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How Is Gum Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s? in Phoenix, AZ
How Is Gum Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s? in Phoenix, AZ
By Jeff Hill, 9:00 am on March 19, 2018

The effects of Alzheimer’s disease may not be reversible, but your senior loved one can take certain measures to slow its progression. Engaging in mental activities, socialization, and regular exercise and eating a healthy diet are some of the ways to mitigate cognitive decline. Your loved one should also focus on oral hygiene because poor gum health can increase the rate of cognitive decline.  The Connection Between Oral Health and…

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5 Fun Ways for Seniors to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Phoenix, AZ
5 Fun Ways for Seniors to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Phoenix, AZ
By Jeff Hill, 9:00 am on March 5, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day can be enjoyed at every age, including during the golden years. Seniors can celebrate this holiday by decorating their homes, preparing holiday-themed meals, and engaging in other fun activities. Here are a few St. Patrick’s Day activities older adults should consider.  1. Cook a St. Patrick’s Day Meal To get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, eating the right food is essential. Your senior loved one can…

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Natural Remedies for Parkinson's Disease in Phoenix AZ
Natural Remedies for Parkinson's Disease in Phoenix AZ
By Jeff Hill, 9:00 am on February 19, 2018

Parkinson’s disease primarily develops due to low dopamine levels. When dopamine-generating neurons in the brain die, the body is unable to produce enough of this essential neurotransmitter. Many Parkinson’s treatments aim to boost dopamine levels, which can mitigate some of the symptoms. While there are plenty of prescription treatments to alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms, some natural remedies are also available.  Turmeric Turmeric contains curcumin, a compound that may have positive benefits…

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6 Mistakes Family Caregivers Should Avoid in Phoenix, AZ
6 Mistakes Family Caregivers Should Avoid in Phoenix, AZ
By Jeff Hill, 9:00 am on February 5, 2018

New family caregivers often encounter many learning experiences during their first year. While many caregiving experiences are positive, there are also some that arise from common mistakes that should be avoided. Be aware of mistakes new caregivers tend to make so you can prevent potential issues down the road. 1. Hiding Information About a Diagnosis Health issues frequently arise during the senior years that may be difficult to accept, and…

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