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Books Written for Older Adults with Dementia in Newcastle, SW
Books Written for Older Adults with Dementia in Newcastle, SW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on August 3, 2017

Even in its advanced stages, dementia may not destroy the ability to read. In fact, reading aloud to your loved one or encouraging him or her to read independently can preserve cognitive function and slow the progression of the disease. The following books are written and presented in a manner that is interesting to seniors with dementia while remaining respectful….

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Ways to Help Older Adults Avoid Hoarding in Newcastle, SW
Ways to Help Older Adults Avoid Hoarding in Newcastle, SW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on July 20, 2017

There are many reasons seniors develop a habit of hoarding. It can be a result of dementia, a traumatic event, or a variety of other situations. If your senior loved one has developed Diogenes syndrome, also known as senile squalor syndrome, there are several things you can do to curb hoarding behaviours.  Watch for the Characteristics of Elderly Hoarding Elderly…

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Reasons Ageing Adults Get the Free Flu Vaccine in Newcastle, SW
Reasons Ageing Adults Get the Free Flu Vaccine in Newcastle, SW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on July 6, 2017

For seniors, the flu vaccine is an important way to prevent illness. People over the age of 65 living in Australia receive a free influenza vaccine, and they should take advantage of the National Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program. Getting vaccinated for the flu is just one way seniors can manage their health. Seniors who want to remain healthy as they…

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Lifestyles That Can Lead to Diabetes in Newcastle, SW
Lifestyles That Can Lead to Diabetes in Newcastle, SW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on June 22, 2017

When people eat, their bodies turn the food into glucose. Insulin then transports this glucose to the cells, where it is transformed into the energy people need in day-to-day life. However, when people have diabetes, this process is hampered by insulin that isn’t functioning properly. Many seniors are at risk for diabetes, but thankfully there are ways to prevent it. …

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Foods Seniors Should Remove from Their Diets in Newcastle, SW
Foods Seniors Should Remove from Their Diets in Newcastle, SW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on June 8, 2017

Many foods are convenient, considered a treat, or consumed as comfort foods. However, some of these foods can be unhealthy for older adults. Seniors who want to enjoy a high quality of life should consider removing unhealthy foods from their diets. If your elderly loved one needs help maintaining a high quality of life while ageing in place, reach out…

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Food Allergies Common in Ageing Adults in Newcastle, SW
Food Allergies Common in Ageing Adults in Newcastle, SW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on May 18, 2017

Food allergies can develop in adults between the ages of 18 to 86. When the allergies occur in older adults, the symptoms tend to be severe. There are certain foods commonly associated with allergic reactions. 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…

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New Tips on Boosting Heart Health in the Senior Years in Newcastle, SW
New Tips on Boosting Heart Health in the Senior Years in Newcastle, SW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on May 4, 2017

The right diet and lifestyle choices help the heart function at its best, and there are many ways seniors can ensure their hearts remain healthy. If your ageing loved one needs help managing everyday tasks or encouragement to adopt healthier lifestyle choices, turn to Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of home care in Newcastle. Our professional caregivers are available…

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Main Causes of Dementia in the Elderly in Newcastle, SW
Main Causes of Dementia in the Elderly in Newcastle, SW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on April 20, 2017

Dementia is an age-related disease that results from biological changes or mechanical injuries that take place in a senior’s body. Even though genetic issues have been linked with various forms of dementia, it is difficult to predict who will develop the condition and who will not. Although dementia is fairly common among ageing adults, it is not the only disease…

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Things Families Should Ask an In-Home Caregiver in Newcastle, SW
Things Families Should Ask an In-Home Caregiver in Newcastle, SW
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on April 6, 2017

There may come a time when you need to hire an in-home caregiver to provide care for your senior loved one. It might be for just a few hours during the week so you can take care of errands and personal needs, or it might be a full-time commitment. Either way, you may be worried about hiring the right person…

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Delay the Onset of Alzheimer’s in Seniors in Newcastle
Delay the Onset of Alzheimer’s in Seniors in Newcastle
By Kerrie Burns, 9:00 am on March 30, 2017

When it comes to senior health concerns, Alzheimer’s disease is near the top. The disease can lead to memory loss and can change a senior’s way of thinking and behaving. These changes in a senior’s behaviour can make it challenging for caregivers to care for him or her.   Caring for a senior loved one can be challenging for families…

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