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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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Puzzles for Senior Stroke Survivors in Clarksville, TN
Puzzles for Senior Stroke Survivors in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on June 26, 2019

After a stroke, most seniors find themselves with some loss of their cognitive functions. Speech difficulties, language confusion, memory loss, and mobility limitations caused by a stroke can lead to isolation and prevent engagement. However, doing puzzles can stimulate the brain, keep seniors social, and stave off depression. Below you’ll…

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How to Talk to a Loved One with Dementia in Clarksville, TN
How to Talk to a Loved One with Dementia in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on June 12, 2019

If you’re a caregiver for a senior loved one with dementia, communication can be difficult because your loved one may find it challenging to find the words to express him or herself and to understand what’s being said to him or her. Use these tips to communicate with your loved…

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How Assist an Older Loved One with Grooming in Clarksville, TN
How Assist an Older Loved One with Grooming in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on May 29, 2019

Good hygiene can help adults age gracefully and prevent various health issues in the senior years. Family caregivers need to find ways to make grooming an enjoyable experience for their aging loved ones. Using the tips below could make the grooming process go a little more smoothly. 1. Make a…

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Tips to Manage Difficult Conversations with an Elderly Parent in Clarksville, TN
Tips to Manage Difficult Conversations with an Elderly Parent in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on May 15, 2019

The aging process can include difficult transitions for older adults, leading to meaningful conversations with family caregivers and medical providers. Some of the discussions could include home care, an unwelcome diagnosis, downsizing, and driving privileges. As a family caregiver, you can use the following tips to handle difficult conversations with…

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