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Exercise Tips for Seniors with Parkinson’s

I am sure you have heard the phrase “food is medicine” and this is very true as nutrition is an important healthy habit when developing an effective routine. However, another aspect of your daily habits that can be as good for you as medicine is a physical activity routine. Exercise is good for you physically, mentally and emotionally and should be fun and fulfilling. Nutrition, sleep and a daily exercise routine can all be foundational to a healthy life. Physical Health People often think of the value of exercise being...

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The Benefits of Bright Light Therapy for Seniors

Many seniors suffer from sleep disorders and poor sleep quality. Bright light therapy may be an accessible alternative treatment to regulate healthy sleep patterns. An hour of bright light therapy a day may brighten the mood and improve sleep quality in elderly people. Studies show that bright light therapy, that uses specifically designed light devices, improved symptoms of depression and poor sleep quality in older adults. Circadian Rhythm People who suffer from poor quality of sleep often require treatment to fix their circadian rhythm.  A circadian rhythm is an internal...

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Dementia Care: Validation Therapy

As humans we crave positive connection, we are designed to care about our community and desire the care of our community. Validation is a key factor in human communication, it boosts positive feedback for desired behavior and acts as a verbal treat for doing socially desirable things. It acts in contrast to rejection, which degrades negative behavior to communicate community acceptable guidelines. Validation makes us feel good both biologically as it stimulates the part of our brain which boosts our happy chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine, as well as...

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Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis and Treatment

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be a devastating disease. Over time, patients with this immune-mediated disease  have progressive symptoms and may become disabled. In the elderly population, it is key to understand treatment options and each patient’s prognosis. This article will pick up from our last article on multiple sclerosis and will cover the initial diagnosis of MS, the different types of treatment options, and how to live fully with MS. Diagnosis of MS Multiple sclerosis is extremely difficult to diagnose. So far, there has not been one diagnostic tool found...

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Lifting and Transferring: Tips for Family Caregivers

Seniors with limited mobility will often require assistance from their family caregivers in order to move from one area to another, such as from their bed to a wheelchair or from their wheelchair to their bed. It is very important for family caregivers to know how to correctly lift and transfer their loved ones before they attempt to move them because improper lifting techniques can put seniors and family caregivers at risk for injury. In this article we would like to offer some tips for family caregivers on how they...

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Tips on How to Make a Memory Box for An Elderly Loved One

Seniors often suffer from memory loss, especially if they suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, so a memory box can be a great way to help them keep their memories alive. Family caregivers and other family members can get together to collect things that are important to their elderly loved one and compile a memory box for them. We at Carefect Home Care Services would like to offer some tips on how to make a memory box for your senior loved one. Preparing the Box When creating a memory box...

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Doll Therapy and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects many senior citizens and can be hard for both the patient and their caregiver to deal with, especially as the disease progresses. Researchers have found a new type of therapy called doll therapy that can be very beneficial for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients to engage in. We at Carefect Home Care Services would like to offer some information about doll therapy for family caregivers who are interested in trying this therapy with their loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. Description Doll therapy involves providing a lifelike...

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