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Tips on Reducing Energy Costs Post-Retirement in Douglas County, CO
Tips on Reducing Energy Costs Post-Retirement in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on January 17, 2018

Seniors who spend most of their time at home might have to pay high utility bills at the end of every month. If your senior loved one is bearing high energy costs, it might be time to consider ways to reduce his or her carbon footprint. Here are a few simple and affordable steps your loved one can take to lower energy costs without making any major changes to his…

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5 Ways Exercise Lowers Alzheimer’s Risk in Douglas County, CO
5 Ways Exercise Lowers Alzheimer’s Risk in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on January 3, 2018

Seniors need to remain physically active to maintain a healthy weight. Exercise has also been shown to reduce the risk of developing a variety of medical conditions, and research suggests that engaging in exercise reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by up to 50 percent. Here are a few ways exercise lowers Alzheimer’s risk. 1. Lowers APOE-Related Risk  Some people have a gene variant known as APOE epsilon4, and seniors…

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Healthy Diet Plan for Alzheimer's Disease in Douglas County, CO
Healthy Diet Plan for Alzheimer's Disease in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on December 20, 2017

Seniors with Alzheimer’s may not remember to eat, and at times they may not seem to have much of an appetite. However, the right diet provides a combination of nutrients that can enhance brain health and inhibit further neuronal damage. The Mediterranean Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) and DASH diets include a selection of specific foods proven to benefit the brain. These diets offer a wide choice of food groups…

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5 Engaging Hobbies for Elderly with Parkinson's in Douglas County, CO
5 Engaging Hobbies for Elderly with Parkinson's in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on December 6, 2017

Your senior loved one may not be able to enjoy his or her usual activities after a Parkinson’s diagnosis. Finding hobbies that keep your loved one active can encourage a stronger social network while fighting the muscle degeneration that occurs as the disease progresses. Here are a few hobbies your loved one can enjoy while living with Parkinson’s disease.  1. Playing Video Games Using gaming consoles with motion-detecting controllers is…

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Why Should Aging Adults Try to Become Centenarians? in Douglas County, CO
Why Should Aging Adults Try to Become Centenarians? in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on November 22, 2017

Enjoying a long life is a goal many people strive for. However, seniors have additional reasons to keep working toward reaching their 100th birthday. To make healthy lifestyle choices that promote longevity, seniors should consider these benefits of becoming centenarians. Prevent Illness and Injuries Seniors who are working toward becoming centenarians need to set goals to maintain their health. On days when it’s difficult to stay motivated to eat right…

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Reducing the Emotional Stress of Caregiving in Douglas County, CO
Reducing the Emotional Stress of Caregiving in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on November 8, 2017

Caregiving can be a physically and emotionally difficult task. Caring for a senior loved one could cause you to experience a great deal of negative emotions. To avoid being overwhelmed by feelings of anger, frustration, and sadness, you may need to develop some emotional management skills. Use these seven tips to overcome the unpleasant emotions you may face while caring for a loved one. 1. Talk to Your Senior Loved…

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What Actions Should Elderly Take After a Huge Health Episode? in Douglas County, CO
What Actions Should Elderly Take After a Huge Health Episode? in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on October 18, 2017

Seniors and their families may experience a wide variety of emotions after a major health scare. Some feel hopeless or apprehensive while others become determined to prevent future episodes. Regardless of the severity of the health scare, seniors should make some lifestyle changes to boost their health and manage any emotional issues they are facing.  Diagnose Underlying Illnesses Some of the most common age-related health conditions are caused by a…

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6 Nutritious but Delicious Snacks for Seniors in Douglas County, CO
6 Nutritious but Delicious Snacks for Seniors in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on October 4, 2017

It’s time to dust off the Halloween costumes and fill the home with festive snacks and treats. Make sure to trade in the unhealthy candies and treats that could damage your senior loved one’s health. Instead, help your loved one make some of these tasty and healthy Halloween snacks this year.  1. Frankenstein Fruit  This tasty treat can be made using green and purple grapes, low-fat sour cream, and black…

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8 Secrets to Remain Healthy for Elderly Women in Douglas County, CO
8 Secrets to Remain Healthy for Elderly Women in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on September 20, 2017

Aging affects men and women differently. While men are more likely to have heart attacks, women are more likely to contract osteoporosis. This is why it’s important for senior women to make lifestyle choices that combat the conditions associated with female aging. Here are 8 ways for senior women to stay healthy as they age.  1. Consume More Calcium and Vitamin D Due to hormonal changes caused by menopause, women’s…

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Seniors with Inspiring Life Stories in Douglas County, CO
Seniors with Inspiring Life Stories in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on September 6, 2017

Seniors are never too old to live to its fullest. Older adults all over the world are doing incredible things regardless of age. Here are 7 aging adults whose stories are sure to inspire and motivate other seniors. 1. Flo Meiler By the age of 80, most seniors start to slow down. Not Flo Meiler, the great-grandmother and track and field star. She started training for track and field at…

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