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Main Reasons Older Adults Develop Parkinson’s Disease in Rhode Island
Main Reasons Older Adults Develop Parkinson’s Disease in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on October 11, 2019

Even though the exact causes of Parkinson’s disease are still unknown, some of the world’s leading researchers have been able to identify the primary risk factors. A few of those risk factors are out of our control, but seniors can still do quite a bit to reduce their risk of…

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Activities for Increasing Memory Function in Aging Adults with Dementia in Rhode Island
Activities for Increasing Memory Function in Aging Adults with Dementia in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 27, 2019

Dementia can cause a slow decrease in older adults’ memory as well as their thinking and reasoning skills. The decreased memory could disrupt their daily lives, but there are steps seniors can take to slow the progression of dementia and reduce its symptoms. Below are some activities that provide memory…

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At-Home Respite Care for Seniors Defined in Rhode Island
At-Home Respite Care for Seniors Defined in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 13, 2019

Caregiving can be a demanding job, which is why family caregivers need to remember they’re never alone. They can take advantage of respite care services when family and friends are unable to help out. This option is beneficial for the emotional, mental, and physical health of older adults and their…

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Ways to Approach Caring for a Senior Loved One Who Has Dementia in Rhode Island
Ways to Approach Caring for a Senior Loved One Who Has Dementia in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 30, 2019

Family members intending to act as caregivers for elderly parents with dementia need to become as informed as possible about the symptoms and types of dementia their loved ones are living with. Being prepared eliminates some of the surprises in terms of behaviors caregivers are likely to encounter. There are…

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Fantastic Parkinson’s Brain Games in Rhode Island
Fantastic Parkinson’s Brain Games in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 16, 2019

Parkinson’s symptoms aren’t always restricted to physical challenges such as tremors. Seniors also encounter some issues with their cognitive abilities as the disease begins to generate changes in the brain. Fortunately, you can make home care fun by including these brain games for people with Parkinson’s in your aging loved…

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How Alzheimer’s Affects Different Memory Types in Rhode Island
How Alzheimer’s Affects Different Memory Types in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 26, 2019

The human brain contains billions of neurons that communicate with each other via many different chemical compounds known as neurotransmitters. As adults become older, some of the neurons may shrink or experience damage secondary to free radicals, high blood pressure, or elevated LDL cholesterol. The changes that occur during the…

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Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs Dementia Home Care
Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs Dementia Home Care
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 19, 2019

When caring for an aging loved one with dementia, family caregivers face a variety of challenges, including certain behaviors caused by the disease, which makes it difficult to provide adequate care. The Rhode island dementia care experts at Home Care Assistance have put together an infographic sharing some of the…

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Tips for Boosting Cognitive Function in Stroke Survivors in Rhode Island
Tips for Boosting Cognitive Function in Stroke Survivors in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 12, 2019

Brain activities can exercise the mind and keep senior stroke survivors motivated throughout the recovery process. The cognitive exercises could prevent a recurrent stroke and restore brain functioning. Below are some of the best mind exercises for older adults to practice while on the road to recovery. 1. Cooking New…

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Issues that Often Lead to Rehospitalization for Aging Adults in Rhode Island
Issues that Often Lead to Rehospitalization for Aging Adults in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on June 28, 2019

If your senior loved one was recently released from the hospital, the last thing he or she will likely want to do is go back. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, an estimated 20 percent of seniors over the age of 65 are readmitted…

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How to Speak to a Loved One Who Can't Talk After a Stroke in Rhode Island
How to Speak to a Loved One Who Can't Talk After a Stroke in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on June 14, 2019

Many stroke survivors face difficulty with communication during their recovery. In some cases, they may not be able to speak at first, but they may be able to regain their skills if the damage isn’t severe. You can use these strategies to communicate with a senior loved one who is…

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