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Effects of Parkinson’s Disease on Eyesight in Rhode Island
Effects of Parkinson’s Disease on Eyesight in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on March 27, 2020

Growing older often means a greater risk of experiencing certain vision problems, such as cataracts and age-related retina damage (macular degeneration). Typically, these changes have nothing to do with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and can affect any older adult. However, there are some vision issues specifically related to this condition. Five…

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How Can the Aging Process Affect Mental Health in Older Adults in Rhode Island
How Can the Aging Process Affect Mental Health in Older Adults in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on March 13, 2020

When you think about aging, your first thought might be about how it makes someone feel physically. Older adults do tend to begin to experience more physical problems as they age, but they can also develop mental health changes that need to be addressed in their care plans. Understanding more…

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Ways for Older Adults to Boost Intellectual Wellness in Rhode Island
Ways for Older Adults to Boost Intellectual Wellness in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on February 28, 2020

Recent research suggests the brain is capable of forming new connections and growing new cells well into the later years of life. There’s also plenty of research suggesting brain-related stimulation can contribute to a longer, healthier, happier, and more productive life. Here are some intellectual wellness tips you can recommend…

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Most Essential Activities of Daily Living for Elderly People in Rhode Island
Most Essential Activities of Daily Living for Elderly People in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on February 14, 2020

If you’re caring for an older loved one, there are certain activities that will likely be on your to-do list every day. These are collectively referred to as activities of daily living (ADLs), which refers to commonly performed tasks involving older adults needing some level of care. Today, we’re going…

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What are the Reasons for Seniors to Exercise as They Age in Rhode Island
What are the Reasons for Seniors to Exercise as They Age in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on January 31, 2020

During the senior years, it may be tempting to become sedentary. Older adults may stop working out if they feel like their health no longer matters, or they may complain that exercising causes pain. However, exercise is important for staying healthy and strong. The following reasons may motivate your senior…

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Mental Health Issues Seniors Face Most Frequently in Rhode Island
Mental Health Issues Seniors Face Most Frequently in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on January 17, 2020

The physical body isn’t the only thing affected by age. The mind can be equally impacted during the later years of life. There isn’t a single most common mental disorder in elderly people, and stats can vary depending on the sources cited. That being said, depression and anxiety-related disorders tend…

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Can You Stave Off Depression in Older Adults in Rhode Island
Can You Stave Off Depression in Older Adults in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on December 27, 2019

Although depression is common in older adults, it’s not simply a normal part of the aging process. Failing to prevent depression could increase the risk of heart disease, arthritis, obesity, and other conditions that impact quality of life. With a proper care plan, understanding, and a little research, you can…

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Family Caregivers: Tips for Staying Healthy in Rhode Island
Family Caregivers: Tips for Staying Healthy in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on December 13, 2019

1. Eat Right Diet is a key factor in maintaining good health and overall wellbeing, not only for your loved one but for you as well. Caregivers may get into the habit of managing the stress they sometimes experience by turning to high-calorie comfort foods or sugary snacks. However, you’ll…

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At-Home Dementia Caregivers Strategies in Rhode Island
At-Home Dementia Caregivers Strategies in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 29, 2019

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that about 15 million Americans are caring for senior loved ones with dementia. It’s a task done out of love that can have both wonderful rewards and unexpected challenges. Because dementia-related conditions are often progressive in nature, it’s important to have a good idea of how…

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Major Reasons for Developing Alzheimer According To 2019 Research in Rhode Island
Major Reasons for Developing Alzheimer According To 2019 Research in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 15, 2019

The exact cause of Alzheimer’s isn’t completely understood. Genetic predisposition and family history may play a role in its development, as can the accumulation of certain types of plaques and proteins in the brain. Here are some suspected causes of Alzheimer’s in 2019. Lack of Deep Sleep If your senior…

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