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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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Why It’s Not Right to Leave Older Adults with Dementia Alone in Clarksville, TN
Why It’s Not Right to Leave Older Adults with Dementia Alone in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on April 24, 2019

For seniors with dementia, many factors can impact their safety, including their living environment, the progression of their dementia, and their physical wellbeing. While seniors in the early stages of dementia may remain safe when left alone, those in the later stages of the disease are at higher risk. Here…

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Senior Home Care Financial Help in Clarksville, TN
Senior Home Care Financial Help in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on April 10, 2019

The costs of extended care services can be expensive, so seniors often need to find financial assistance, whether they get the funds from family and friends or outside sources. This includes paying for in-home care as well as other long-term healthcare needs. Continue reading to learn some ways your family…

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Good Family Caregivers Qualities in Clarksville, TN
Good Family Caregivers Qualities in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on March 27, 2019

Accepting the role of family caregiver doesn’t require a degree or background in healthcare. You can assume the position and learn as you go. However, there are some qualities every caregiver should have. Continue reading to learn about the characteristics you should possess if you want to be a good…

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Merits of the MIND Diet for Elderly with Alzheimer’s in Clarksville, TN
Merits of the MIND Diet for Elderly with Alzheimer’s in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on March 13, 2019

The MIND diet is an acronym for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay and is a combination of the DASH and Mediterranean diets. The regimen was created by Martha Clare Morris, a nutritional epidemiologist who was determined to find a way to use food to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. After…

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How to Motivate Your Senior Parent to Eat Healthier in Clarksville, TN
How to Motivate Your Senior Parent to Eat Healthier in Clarksville, TN
By Debbie Nunn, 9:00 am on February 27, 2019

As seniors get older, dietary habits become much more important. Diet is one of the first lines of defense against a wide variety of ailments and health complications. Eating habits also have a major impact on happiness and overall quality of life. Here are a few tips and strategies you…

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