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By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on April 14, 2016

Avocados have been gaining popularity in the U.S. in recent years. Not only are they creamy and flavorful treats, but also they are nutrient-dense and contain more than a dozen vitamins and minerals. According to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, avocados can also fight cholesterol…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on April 7, 2016

The age-related brain degeneration that occurs during Alzheimer’s disease can be extremely challenging for Oshkosh Alzheimer’s caregivers to witness. Though many researchers are working on discovering a cure for the condition, it is impossible to treat Alzheimer’s without understanding why it occurs in the first place. Some new research by…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on March 31, 2016

According to a researcher at Umeå University in Sweden, attitude can make a big difference when it comes to aging. In a study published in Nordic Psychology, Dr. Fredrik Snellman suggests that a more positive attitude toward aging may help Oshkosh at-home care providers and their loved ones live longer,…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on March 24, 2016

When seniors have pets living at home, it can be of great benefit to them. Studies show that animals can significantly enhance the health and wellbeing of their owners. Seniors living in retirement homes or those who have elder care in Oshkosh are among those who reap the greatest benefits…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on March 17, 2016

Spring is in the air, and unfortunately, so are seasonal allergies. Pollen, mold, and smog can bring on runny noses, sneezing fits, and itchy eyes, and sometimes those symptoms can be exacerbated among seniors. Here are a few tips for Oshkosh hourly caregivers looking to help seniors conquer the season…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on March 10, 2016

The elderly often experience loss of muscle tone and control and dementia causes changes in judgment. The combination of physical and neurological impairments creates cause for concern among Oshkosh caregivers and warrants a full evaluation of home safety. Read on for some practical ways to make the home setting a…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on February 25, 2016

There are numerous benefits of playing games for seniors, especially for those who have dementia. In addition to being a great source of fun and easing the agitation brought on by the disease, games help keep senior brains active. The following games mentally stimulate seniors, help slow the progression of…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on February 18, 2016

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis is difficult for everyone involved. For seniors, it can be even more difficult because they may not have easy access to groups that could help them accept and adapt to their diagnosis. This is where online cancer outreach can make a huge difference. There are…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on February 11, 2016

Garlic belongs to the allium family that includes leeks, onions, and shallots. It is commonly found in most regions of the world and has long been used as a seasoning in cooking and even as medicine. Documentation indicates that garlic was a common food and medicinal resource dating back to…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on February 4, 2016

When we age, we often develop emotional, mental, and physical disorders that can’t always be remedied with traditional medicines. Some seniors may prefer holistic medications, while others will look to programs like music therapy. If you’re curious about the health benefits of music therapy for seniors, Oshkosh caregivers will explain…