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Ways Post-it Notes Make Alzheimer's Care Simpler in Douglas County, CO
Ways Post-it Notes Make Alzheimer's Care Simpler in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on July 19, 2017

Providing Alzheimer’s care requires patience and finding new ways to help your loved one manage his or her daily routine. Post-it notes have gained attention recently as an effective Alzheimer’s care tool. Here are a few ways you can incorporate a few sticky notes into an Alzheimer’s caregiving plan. Check for Completed Tasks Some activities of your senior loved one’s routine can be completed independently if you can double-check whether…

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What Family Caregivers Should Bring to a Summer Picnic in Douglas County, CO
What Family Caregivers Should Bring to a Summer Picnic in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on July 5, 2017

Family picnics are fun outings for seniors who want to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with their loved ones. Planning for picnics require a little extra effort from caregivers to ensure senior safety. As you prepare your packing list, add these items to keep your senior loved one comfortable so he or she can enjoy the festivities. 1. Sunscreen Make sure your loved one applies sunscreen at picnics, especially…

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Amazing Upcoming Events for Elderly People in Douglas County, CO
Amazing Upcoming Events for Elderly People in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on June 21, 2017

Douglas County seniors looking for some fun this summer will be excited about the upcoming local events in the city. Planning to go to a local happening can give an older adult something to look forward to and bring happiness into his or her life. Here are five events Douglas County seniors should check out this summer.  1. Easy Breezy Summer Book Club  The Castle Pines Branch of the Douglas…

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Benefits of Playing Bingo in the Senior Years in Douglas County, CO
Benefits of Playing Bingo in the Senior Years in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on June 7, 2017

Bingo has been a favorite activity among seniors for decades, and scientists have recently discovered several benefits this game has to offer. Here are a few reasons families should encourage their senior loved ones to play bingo.  1. Enhances Coordination and Reflexes The aging process can negatively impact a senior’s coordination and reflexes. However, playing bingo and other games requires a certain degree of hand-eye coordination. Once a number is…

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Incredible Illustrators in Their Senior Years in Douglas County, CO
Incredible Illustrators in Their Senior Years in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on May 24, 2017

It seems the age of retirement is no longer applicable for seniors today. Many older adults are choosing to age in place, and some need a helping hand to continue living at home safely and comfortably. Luckily, there is professional non-medical senior care Douglas County seniors can trust and rely on. A number of senior illustrators prove creativity does not necessarily diminish with the passage of time.  1. Albert Uderzo…

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How to Address Late-Onset Food Allergies in the Elderly in Douglas County, CO
How to Address Late-Onset Food Allergies in the Elderly in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on May 10, 2017

Most people assume food allergies only occur in children, but adults can develop this disease as well. Seniors are at risk of food allergies because their immune systems grow weaker with age. Some experts estimate up to 10 percent of seniors have been diagnosed with food allergies. If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with late-onset food allergies, there are some things you can do to help him or…

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Alleviating Stress in the Senior Years in Douglas County, CO
Alleviating Stress in the Senior Years in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on April 19, 2017

Stress can play a major role in life, regardless of a person’s age. For seniors, stress can become overwhelming as they manage finances, loss of independence, loss of family members and friends, and failing health. This is why it is important for older adults and their loved ones to have a number of stress relief mechanisms in place. Caring for a senior loved one can be challenging for families who…

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Easter Activities Seniors Can Enjoy with their Grandkids in Douglas County, CO
Easter Activities Seniors Can Enjoy with their Grandkids in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on April 5, 2017

Spending time with grandchildren is a way for seniors to share memories and pass down traditions. Easter may be one of the holidays your elderly loved one enjoyed as a child. Encourage him or her to share those memories and traditions with the grandkids this year. Here are a few Easter activities to help your loved one bond with the grandkids and receive the companionship he or she needs. 1….

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Why Aging Adults with Dementia Wander? in Douglas County, CO
Why Aging Adults with Dementia Wander? in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on March 22, 2017

Wandering is one of the many symptoms of dementia in aging adults. However, wandering is usually caused by some triggering event that can be managed to prevent seniors from getting lost. It is necessary for caregivers to understand what causes wandering so as to help seniors manage this behavior and lead a healthy life.   Maintaining a high quality of life can be challenging for some seniors, but professional caregivers…

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Health Benefits of Celery for Seniors in Douglas County, CO
Health Benefits of Celery for Seniors in Douglas County, CO
By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on March 8, 2017

The current focus on eating a healthy diet often overlooks some of the simplest foods to add to a senior’s meals. Celery is one such vegetable that doesn’t get enough acclaim. The vegetable holds several health benefits for seniors, and knowing about these benefits may encourage seniors to add more celery to their plates. While a healthy diet promotes longevity in seniors, the importance of professional caregivers cannot be ignored….

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