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Top Holiday Dinner Options for Healthy Seniors in Palm Beach, FL
Top Holiday Dinner Options for Healthy Seniors in Palm Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on December 12, 2017

Due to medications, age, and medical conditions, many seniors are only able to eat a small amount of food, which implies their meals should be rich in nutrition. However, many typical Christmas dishes lack nutrition and are high in sugar, fat, and sodium. Make this Christmas special and elegant with these nutritious and delicious meal options. 1. Butternut Squash Soup Serving a bowl of warm butternut squash soup at the…

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Identifying the Early Symptoms of Alzheimer's in Palm Beach, FL
Identifying the Early Symptoms of Alzheimer's in Palm Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on November 28, 2017

Memory loss is the most well-known early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, but it’s not the only one. It’s important for caregivers to understand the symptoms of this condition so they can watch for the warning signs and help their senior loved ones stave off cognitive decline. Here are some of the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.  Disruptive Memory Loss Some loss of memory is normal as people age. However, if…

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5 Reasons Older Adults Should Strive for Longer Living in Palm Beach, FL
5 Reasons Older Adults Should Strive for Longer Living in Palm Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on November 14, 2017

Thanks to modern technology and medication, seniors are living longer than ever. However, seniors shouldn’t just strive to live long. They should also strive to live well. Here are 5 reasons seniors should work toward living long, healthy lives.  1. Take Advantage of Modern Medicine Being 80, 90, or 100 is now easier than ever, and studies suggest the rate of aging is alterable. Healthy living has ensured today’s seniors…

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5 Lifestyle Changes for Seniors to Make After a Health Scare in Palm Beach, FL
5 Lifestyle Changes for Seniors to Make After a Health Scare in Palm Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on October 24, 2017

Making lifestyle changes is often necessary for aging adults, especially after a serious health scare. These five lifestyle changes can help your elderly loved one maintain his or her health and live life to the fullest during the golden years. 1. Stop Using Tobacco Tobacco use has been linked to a variety of health conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and respiratory diseases like COPD. All forms of tobacco pose a…

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The Risk of Depression's Connection to Lewy Body Dementia in Palm Beach, FL
The Risk of Depression's Connection to Lewy Body Dementia in Palm Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on October 10, 2017

Lewy body dementia causes several symptoms such as hallucinations, memory loss, delusions, rigid muscles, and hunched posture. Seniors with Lewy body dementia are often prescribed antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs. An early diagnosis is imperative, as it can curb some of the behavioral issues associated with the disease, such as depression. Causes of Lewy Body Dementia Lewy body dementia is caused when the protein alpha-synuclein folds into neurons incorrectly. These misshapen…

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5 Prominent Reasons to Read in the Golden Years in Palm Beach, FL
5 Prominent Reasons to Read in the Golden Years in Palm Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on September 26, 2017

Reading books has been one of the world’s favorite pastimes for centuries, but there is more to this hobby than having fun. Each age group can reap several benefits from reading, especially senior citizens. Thanks to advances in technology, large print books, and special reading lights, issues like poor eyesight or access to reading material are no longer a concern. Encourage your loved one to pick up a book or…

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Typical Stroke Symptoms for Both Genders in Palm Beach, FL
Typical Stroke Symptoms for Both Genders in Palm Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on September 12, 2017

The most common stroke symptoms are shared among men and women, but women also experience a range of less common symptoms. Knowing what to look for can help you take quick action if your senior loved one has a stroke. Paralysis and Muscle Weakness Strokes usually affect muscle function on one side of the body and cause weakness, stiffness, paralysis, and reduced coordination. Paralysis occurs in both men and women,…

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Prevent Fatigue in Elders in Palm Beach, FL
Prevent Fatigue in Elders in Palm Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on August 22, 2017

Many seniors experience fatigue, but it isn’t an inevitable part of aging. With a few lifestyle changes, seniors who feel perpetually tired can regain some of their lost energy. Here a few ways seniors can reduce their risk of fatigue.  Drink More Water Since fatigue is often caused by dehydration, seniors should strive to drink 64 ounces of water a day. This is the recommended daily water intake, and it’s…

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Perfect Places to Visit in the Retirement Years in Palm Beach, FL
Perfect Places to Visit in the Retirement Years in Palm Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on August 8, 2017

Traveling can be an excellent way to spend time after retirement, and it allows seniors to explore new cultures and expand their horizons. Some seniors assume most popular travel destinations are not ideal for them, but there are some places they can enjoy. These seven travel destinations are ideal for seniors. 1. Palm Springs, California Since it is in the United States, even seniors with limited mobility can visit Palm…

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Why Aging Adults Should Add Acai to Their Diets in Palm Beach, CA
Why Aging Adults Should Add Acai to Their Diets in Palm Beach, CA
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on July 25, 2017

Acai berries are one of the most popular superfoods available, and they offer several benefits for seniors. Here are a few reasons you should consider adding acai berries to your elderly loved one’s diet. 1. Increase Energy  If your senior loved one needs a natural energy boost, acai may be the answer. Because the berries are packed with several healthy vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, they can lead to an increase…

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