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exercises for a wheelchair-bound senior in home care
exercises for a wheelchair-bound senior in home care
By Debbie Nunn, 5:13 pm on March 30, 2020

If someone were to tell you to exercise more, what would you think of? Your mind probably jumps to running, walking, or just generally moving around, which seems easy enough. But unfortunately for seniors who are wheelchair bound, this is not usually possible. Wheelchair bound seniors are restricted from certain…

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Common Mental Health Conditions in Older Adults in Clarksville, TN
Common Mental Health Conditions in Older Adults in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:35 am on March 28, 2020

By now, there isn’t a single person who hasn’t heard about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, and people everywhere are starting to panic. But we’re to tell you to stay calm! Panicking is the last thing you should do. You and your senior loved one can remain healthy and safe during…

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By Debbie Nunn, 9:33 am on March 15, 2020

If someone were to tell you to exercise more, what would you think of? Your mind probably jumps to running, walking, or just generally moving around, which seems easy enough. But unfortunately for seniors who are wheelchair bound, this is not usually possible. Wheelchair bound seniors are restricted from certain…

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Psychosocial Challenges Seniors Commonly Face in Clarksville, TN
Psychosocial Challenges Seniors Commonly Face in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on January 29, 2020

As adults become older, they face a number of major life changes that can affect them psychologically and socially. Whether life factors affect a senior negatively or positively depends on the individual. Here are some of the most common psychosocial aspects of aging. Retirement Retirement is often viewed as a…

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How to Keep an Elderly Brain Active in Clarksville, TN
How to Keep an Elderly Brain Active in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on January 15, 2020

Cognitive impairment isn’t part of the natural aging process. However, to maintain optimal brain function, older adults must routinely exercise their mental abilities. There are a number of ways to keep cognitive ability healthy regardless of age. 1. Exercise The brain cannot function properly without being supplied with sufficient oxygen…

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Tips for Family Caregivers to Maintain Their Health in Clarksville, TN
Tips for Family Caregivers to Maintain Their Health in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on December 25, 2019

Your senior loved one’s health may be one of your biggest priorities right now, but you also need to remember your loved one depends on you being healthy enough to help throughout the day. As a family caregiver, you’re at a higher risk of getting sick or injured simply from…

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Amazing New Year’s Activities Your Elderly Loved One Can Participate In in Clarksville, TN
Amazing New Year’s Activities Your Elderly Loved One Can Participate In in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on December 11, 2019

New Year’s Eve is a time when older adults get the chance to reflect upon the past twelve months while spending time with their family and friends. This year, you can make your senior loved one’s holiday even more special by planning some fun activities that help him or her…

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Factors that Cause Seniors to Be Rehospitalized in Clarksville, TN
Factors that Cause Seniors to Be Rehospitalized in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on November 27, 2019

It’s not pleasant for an older adult to have to return to the hospital, especially since most senior readmissions occur within 30 days of release. Repeated hospitalizations can be just as stressful for family members who provide some type of care for a cherished older loved one, which is why…

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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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