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By Julie Davids PHR, M.O.B, 9:00 am on January 18, 2018

Diabetes is particularly harmful to seniors since it can cause extensive nerve and organ damage if left untreated. Diabetic seniors should monitor their blood sugar regularly and pay close attention to their diet. Food for diabetic seniors needs to be rich in nutrients while being low in sugar. Take a look at some of the beneficial and harmful foods for seniors with diabetes.  Good: Fresh Vegetables Whenever possible, it is a good idea for seniors with diabetes to eat dishes made from fresh vegetables. Vegetables with a lot of color, like tomatoes, beets, carrots, and kale, tend to have particularly high nutritional content. For many older adults, weight loss is an important part of reducing the symptoms of diabetes. Fresh…

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Ways Yoga Makes Seniors Healthier in Oshkosh, WI
Ways Yoga Makes Seniors Healthier in Oshkosh, WI
By Julie Davids PHR, M.O.B, 9:00 am on January 4, 2018

As people age, they may be more likely to develop chronic illnesses and pain. While many medical conditions can be managed by prescription medications, they are not without side effects. It is therefore important to try and implement complementary or alternative therapies such as yoga into an older person’s therapeutic care plan. Here are four ways yoga makes seniors healthier. 1. Facilitates Effective Breathing Patterns Chronic respiratory disease, issues with…

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New Year's Resolution for Seniors in Oshkosh, WI
New Year's Resolution for Seniors in Oshkosh, WI
By Julie Davids PHR, M.O.B, 9:00 am on December 21, 2017

The beginning of the new year is a great time for seniors to start making positive changes that can enhance their quality of life. Family caregivers can help their senior loved ones come up with New Year’s resolutions that benefit their physical, emotional, and mental health. Here are a few ideas to get family caregivers started.  1. Stay Active Every Day Getting some type of physical activity every day helps…

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Helping Aging Adults Stay Warm in the Wintertime in Oshkosh, WI
Helping Aging Adults Stay Warm in the Wintertime in Oshkosh, WI
By Julie Davids PHR, M.O.B, 9:00 am on December 7, 2017

As people get older, changes in metabolism can make it challenging to maintain the correct body temperature. Fortunately, there are many things that can be done to ward off the chill whether your senior loved one is at home or enjoying a day out in the community. Use these tips to help your loved one stay warm throughout the winter months. Schedule a Heater Inspection Your loved one’s home heating…

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5 Ways Perfectionism Can Lead to Caregivers Burning Out in Oshkosh, WI
5 Ways Perfectionism Can Lead to Caregivers Burning Out in Oshkosh, WI
By Julie Davids PHR, M.O.B, 9:00 am on November 23, 2017

Good family caregivers understand things will not always go as planned. If you are a perfectionist, you could face difficulty managing your caregiving duties and likely experience burnout. You need to realize you cannot control everything, and it is best to let certain things go. Here are some of the reasons perfectionism leads to caregiver burnout.  1. Constant Fear  Family caregivers who are perfectionists believe they can help their loved…

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Boosting Emotinal Wellbeing in Older Adults in Oshkosh, WI
Boosting Emotinal Wellbeing in Older Adults in Oshkosh, WI
By Julie Davids PHR, M.O.B, 9:00 am on November 9, 2017

Aging leads to a variety of changes that could put your senior loved one’s emotional wellbeing in jeopardy. Lack of mobility, vision loss, hearing impairment, and difficulty communicating with others could increase your loved one’s risk of anxiety and depression. Here are some of the ways family caregivers can boost their loved one’s emotional wellbeing.  Suggest Brain Games One of the best ways to enhance your loved one’s wellbeing is…

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Planning for Long-Term Home Care in Oshkosh, WI
Planning for Long-Term Home Care in Oshkosh, WI
By Julie Davids PHR, M.O.B, 9:00 am on October 19, 2017

It can be difficult to think about the day your senior loved one will need in-home care. Planning for your loved one’s long-term care could prevent your family from facing various issues down the line. Take a look at some of the steps all family caregivers should take when planning for long-term in-home care.  Research Ahead of Time If you wait until your loved one actually needs in-home care, you…

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7 Foods for Older Adults with Celiac Disease in Oshkosh, WI
7 Foods for Older Adults with Celiac Disease in Oshkosh, WI
By Julie Davids PHR, M.O.B, 9:00 am on October 5, 2017

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes a serious inflammatory reaction when a person eats gluten. The digestive issues that accompany celiac disease can make it difficult for seniors to get the nutrition they need. These seven foods are a great way to give a senior with celiac disease proper nutrition while still meeting dietary requirements. Just make sure to choose unprocessed items because processed, precut, and frozen foods…

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6 Options for a Healthy Breakfast for Aging Adults in Oshkosh, WI
6 Options for a Healthy Breakfast for Aging Adults in Oshkosh, WI
By Julie Davids PHR, M.O.B, 9:00 am on September 21, 2017

Breakfast is an important meal for seniors. They need to have enough fuel and nutrition to enable the body and mind to function properly. Some need breakfast to regulate blood sugar, while others live with different types of anemia, which requires a continual source of protein throughout the day. There are many simple breakfasts seniors might enjoy that are healthy, easy to prepare, and inexpensive.  1. Eggs One egg contains…

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Symptoms of Stroke in Elderly Men and Women in Oshkosh, WI
Symptoms of Stroke in Elderly Men and Women in Oshkosh, WI
By Julie Davids PHR, M.O.B, 9:00 am on September 7, 2017

Both genders are affected by strokes, but the symptoms manifest in different ways. Risk factors and symptoms are gender-specific, and people susceptible to strokes need to know what to watch out for. Here are some of the most common risk factors and signs of strokes in men and women.  Common Risk Factors There are many risk factors both genders have in common. These include diabetes, smoking, and poor dietary habits….

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