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Identifying the Early Signs of Alzheimer's in Oklahoma
Identifying the Early Signs of Alzheimer's in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on November 20, 2017

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that gradually causes memory and cognitive issues. In the early stages, it can be difficult to distinguish Alzheimer’s from age-related memory loss, but it is important to recognize the disease as soon as possible. A quick diagnosis can help your family find useful treatment methods and plan for the future. If you provide care for a senior loved one, you should be on the…

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5 Strategies to Avoid Hospital Readmissions in Oklahoma
5 Strategies to Avoid Hospital Readmissions in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on November 6, 2017

Many seniors prefer to heal at home instead of staying in the hospital. However, older adults who go home before they have fully healed could face serious complications that lead to readmission. Here are some tips family caregivers can use to reduce their loved one’s chances of being readmitted to a hospital.  1. Be Prepared Family caregivers should speak with doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff to learn what could…

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6 Healthy Meals to Serve Vegetarian Aging Adults in Oklahoma
6 Healthy Meals to Serve Vegetarian Aging Adults in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on October 16, 2017

Many seniors choose to eat a vegetarian diet for health or ethical reasons, so it is important to know how to prepare food for them. Some vegetarians run the risk of being malnourished, so caregivers need to find meals that contain healthy proteins, fats, and nutrients. These six meals are all vegetarian friendly, and they contain specific benefits that make the dishes particularly healthy for seniors. 1. Indian Rice and…

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How to Properly Deal with an Elder's Resistance to Bathing in Oklahoma
How to Properly Deal with an Elder's Resistance to Bathing in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on October 2, 2017

The senior years bring changes in preferences, and bathing battles are a common challenge many caregivers face. There are often logical reasons such as embarrassment or a fear of falling that are underlying causes for the behavior. When your loved one balks at the mere mention of a bath or shower, use these tips to encourage better personal hygiene. Consider a New Schedule Take a look at your loved one’s…

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Reasons Aging Adults Should Read Regularly in Oklahoma
Reasons Aging Adults Should Read Regularly in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on September 18, 2017

Reading used to be a common pastime for people of all ages, but many seniors have switched to television as their main form of entertainment. Elderly people should consider taking up reading because this hobby has a variety of benefits. There are plenty of large print books and audiobooks available, so seniors can read even if they have impaired vision. Taking more time to read has many advantages. Learn Something…

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Treating Hand Ailments in Seniors in Oklahoma
Treating Hand Ailments in Seniors in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on September 4, 2017

Many seniors live with hand ailments. Whether they have joint stiffness caused by arthritis or an unpleasant rash, there are many treatments available. Here are a few ways to treat some of the hand ailments that commonly affect seniors.  1. Hand Exercises Seniors with stiff joints may want to start their exercise session by warming their hands with a hot pack. This increases the elasticity of the joints, making them…

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Activities for Retirees in Oklahoma
Activities for Retirees in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on August 21, 2017

Retirement is a great opportunity for senior couples to spend time together and try new experiences. However, the transition to retirement isn’t always easy, and some seniors need help navigating this new period. Here are six great activities senior couples can enjoy together.  1. Take a Cooking Class Cooking classes are a fun, relaxing way for seniors to learn a handy new skill. Couples can take classes in a wide…

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Ways to Prepare for National Senior Citizens Day in Oklahoma
Ways to Prepare for National Senior Citizens Day in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on August 7, 2017

National Senior Citizens Day is coming up, which means it is time to get ready to celebrate with the older adults in your life. Whether your loved one lives near or far away, there are many fun ways to honor him or her on this special day. As the holiday draws near, use these ideas to jump-start your celebration plans. Host a Senior Potluck Gather the whole family to show…

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Ways to Cheer Up Seniors Who Are Lonely in Oklahoma
Ways to Cheer Up Seniors Who Are Lonely in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on July 17, 2017

No one likes to feel lonely, yet many seniors experience this emotion. Living alone at home after retirement can create a situation where seniors are more likely to feel depressed. Here are a few ways family caregivers can cheer up their lonely senior loved ones. Perform a Random Act of Kindness Several age-related health conditions can make it difficult to perform simple tasks. Staring at an overgrown lawn or worrying…

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Signs of Hoarding to Watch for in Aging Adults in Oklahoma
Signs of Hoarding to Watch for in Aging Adults in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on July 3, 2017

Hoarding is a mental disorder that can affect people of all ages. Recognizing the early signs of hoarding is the most effective way to prevent consequences of the disorder. Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which can be mitigated with the help of professional in-home caregivers who provide high-quality at-home senior care. Oklahoma families trust in Home Care Assistance to help their elderly loved…

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