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Impact of Alzheimer's on the Brain's Memory Systems in Rhode Island
Impact of Alzheimer's on the Brain's Memory Systems in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on January 12, 2018

The impact of Alzheimer’s on the brain can’t be underestimated. This condition impacts all of the brain’s memory systems. Learn why Alzheimer’s affects the mind’s ability to retain information and create new memories.  Normal Aging and Alzheimer’s Most people experience cognitive decline as they age because the processes that keep…

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Mediterranean Diet for the Heart in Rhode Island
Mediterranean Diet for the Heart in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on December 29, 2017

Many seniors need to boost their cardiovascular health. Whether they have high blood pressure or are recovering from a heart attack, diet and exercise are some of the best ways to help the heart. Seniors who aren’t interested in calorie counting and deprivation diets will love the Mediterranean diet, which…

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The Negative Effects of Being a Couch Potato in Rhode Island
The Negative Effects of Being a Couch Potato in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on December 15, 2017

Millions of adults in the United States spend the majority of the day engaged in activities that require little physical effort. When combined with high-fat, high-sugar diets, a sedentary lifestyle eventually causes various health issues. Here are a few reasons seniors should become more active.  1. Stave Off Cognitive Decline…

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Signs of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Rhode Island
Signs of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 24, 2017

Seniors with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may have issues managing daily tasks, but they can live independently. If you notice your senior loved one taking more time to complete tasks or making more mistakes, you should take him or her to see a doctor for treatment immediately. Take a look…

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Technology to Use to Lower Risk of Falling for Elders in Rhode Island
Technology to Use to Lower Risk of Falling for Elders in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 10, 2017

Each year in the United States, 33 percent of adults aged 65 and older experience a fall. Fall injuries typically range from minor to serious, which may require hospitalization and surgical interventions. However, by implementing fall prevention devices, 50 percent or more of these mishaps are preventable. Here are a…

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Safe But Stimulating Activities for Elders with Alzheimer's in Rhode Island
Safe But Stimulating Activities for Elders with Alzheimer's in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on October 27, 2017

Alzheimer’s disease slowly affects a senior’s abilities to the point it eventually becomes necessary to modify daily activities. However, this doesn’t mean your senior loved one can’t still have fun. In fact, many of your loved one’s favorite activities can be modified to fit his or her changing abilities. Consider…

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Life Hacks for Family Caregivers in Rhode Island
Life Hacks for Family Caregivers in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on October 13, 2017

Being a caregiver for a senior loved one can be challenging. When it’s possible, family caregivers should look for smart ways to accomplish their everyday tasks. Here are a few life hacks that can make a caregiver’s life a little bit easier.  Buy a Carabiner Caregivers can’t afford to waste…

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Ways for Caregivers to Recover from Burnout in Rhode Island
Ways for Caregivers to Recover from Burnout in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 29, 2017

Many caregivers become mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. By making a few changes to enhance their life balance, caregiver burnout is an issue they can prevent. Here are a few ways to recover from caregiver burnout.   Reconnect with Yourself After you have experienced caregiver burnout, you may become less…

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6 Effects of Poor Nutrition on Aging Adults in Rhode Island
6 Effects of Poor Nutrition on Aging Adults in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 15, 2017

The body inevitably changes with age, losing bone mass and body tissue. While most seniors experience these things to some degree, the changes of aging are compounded for seniors with poor nutrition. Here are six effects of poor nutrition in the elderly and some ways to alleviate these effects.  1….

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Prevent Dowager's Hump in Rhode Island, TN
Prevent Dowager's Hump in Rhode Island, TN
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 25, 2017

Dowager’s hump is a lump that can form at the base of the neck, and it is particularly common among seniors. Though this sort of hump is not technically painful, it tends to push the neck forward and contribute to shoulder, neck, and upper back discomfort. Since it can be…

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