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Healthy Activities for Seniors with Parkinson’s in Clarksville, TN
Healthy Activities for Seniors with Parkinson’s in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on November 13, 2019

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that can cause severe disabilities. Staying active helps seniors with Parkinson’s maintain muscle strength and mobility while increasing balance and strength and encouraging a positive mood. Here are some therapeutic activities your senior loved one with Parkinson’s disease can participate in. Art  Creating…

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By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on October 30, 2019

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), people 65 and older represent almost 40 percent of adult hospitalizations. Having to go back to the hospital can be even more problematic for seniors, especially those with underlying health issues. Below are some of the main things families should…

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Effective Treatment Plans for Parkinson’s Caregivers in Clarksville, TN
Effective Treatment Plans for Parkinson’s Caregivers in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on October 16, 2019

Those who care for seniors with Parkinson’s are likely to run into at least a few roadblocks over the years. This unique disease can result in several symptoms that impact physical and mental health, and those issues can make everyday tasks quite challenging. Luckily, with a comprehensive treatment plan in…

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How to Plan Activities for Your Elderly Loved One Living with Dementia in Clarksville, TN
How to Plan Activities for Your Elderly Loved One Living with Dementia in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 pm on September 25, 2019

Keeping a senior loved one with dementia active can boost his or her quality of life and slow the progression of the disease. As a family caregiver, you should find fun and purposeful activities your parent can do that align with his or her cognitive and physical abilities. Below are…

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Major Reasons Seniors Develop Alzheimer’s in 2019 in Clarksville, TN
Major Reasons Seniors Develop Alzheimer’s in 2019 in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on September 11, 2019

Alzheimer’s remains the leading cause of dementia in adults and is the sixth leading cause of death each year. While genetics is responsible for some people who develop the disorder, other factors also come into play, many of which are avoidable. 1. Poor Cardiovascular Health There’s a direct correlation between…

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Hobbies for Elderly Parents with Parkinson’s in Clarksville, TN
Hobbies for Elderly Parents with Parkinson’s in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on August 28, 2019

Although neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s can affect mobility and cognition, it doesn’t prevent seniors from living fulfilling lives. Encourage your aging loved one to take up fun and purposeful activities that enhance his or her mood and reduce symptoms associated with the disease. Below are some ideal hobbies for…

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How Dementia Caregivers Can Find Help in Clarksville, TN
How Dementia Caregivers Can Find Help in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on August 14, 2019

Caring for a senior loved one can be a difficult task. When your loved one lives with a condition such as dementia, providing care isn’t usually something you can do by yourself. There may be days when you feel like you’re alone and not providing adequate care for your loved…

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By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on July 31, 2019

Alzheimer’s isn’t the only type of dementia affecting older adults. There are other issues that can cause dementia, including drinking too much alcohol. The dedicated staff at Clarksville Home Care Assistance has put together an infographic explaining some of the top symptoms related to alcoholic dementia. If your senior loved…

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What Should We Know About Respite Care in Clarksville, TN
What Should We Know About Respite Care in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on July 24, 2019

Respite caregivers come into the homes of older adults to provide the level and extent of care needed. Many families opt to care for their own aging parents. However, when emergencies arise or family caregivers need time off, respite care is a viable option. Here are a few facts families…

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Effects of Parkinson's on Life Expectancy in Clarksville, TN
Effects of Parkinson's on Life Expectancy in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on July 10, 2019

When seniors are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, one of the first things they often want to know is “How long can I live with Parkinson’s?” Since Parkinson’s tends to get progressively worse over time, it’s perfectly understandable for seniors to fear it may shorten their life spans. However, the effect…

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