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How Families Can Care for Seniors with Parkinson’s in Amarillo, TX
How Families Can Care for Seniors with Parkinson’s in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on November 29, 2019

Tremors, balance issues, slowed movement, and swallowing difficulties are some of the common symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Issues like these can present challenges when caring for an elderly loved one with this nervous system disorder. The good news is you can care effectively for your loved one in…

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Components of a Great Meal Plan for Alzheimer’s in Amarillo, TX
Components of a Great Meal Plan for Alzheimer’s in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on November 15, 2019

A nutritious diet for seniors is typically made up of good fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, proteins, and other nutrients. These elements are necessary for older adults with Alzheimer’s because they keep the brain healthy and slow the progression of the disease. Continue reading to learn what a healthy meal plan…

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How to Manage an Aggressive Senior Living with Alzheimer’s in Amarillo, TX
How to Manage an Aggressive Senior Living with Alzheimer’s in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on October 25, 2019

Combative behavior is typical in older adults with Alzheimer’s, especially those in the later stages of the disease. Family caregivers must remember that the effects of the condition are causing their loved ones to lash out and focus their attention on finding ways to manage the aggression. Continue reading to…

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How Seniors Can Lower the Risk of Rehospitalization in Amarillo, TX
How Seniors Can Lower the Risk of Rehospitalization in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on October 11, 2019

Most seniors are happy to avoid hospital readmissions as much as possible. However, when aging adults with complicated medical conditions are discharged from the hospital, they often get readmitted soon after. Here are some strategies for lowering your aging loved one’s risk for hospital readmissions. 1. Attend Follow-Up Appointments Seniors…

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Main Causes of 30-Day Rehospitalizations in Amarillo, TX
Main Causes of 30-Day Rehospitalizations in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on September 27, 2019

The majority of hospital readmissions involve seniors who experience complications or a new health condition within 30 days of being discharged from the hospital. While this can sometimes be linked to people being released too early, most readmissions are due to reasons families can prevent. Here are the top reasons…

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Foods Aging Adults Stroke Survivors Should Eat in Amarillo, TX
Foods Aging Adults Stroke Survivors Should Eat in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on September 13, 2019

The foods seniors eat play a vital role in the stroke recovery process, as they can affect blood pressure, body weight, and stress levels. As a family caregiver, you need to develop a proper diet plan for your aging loved one based on the doctor’s recommendations. Below are some healthy…

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How to Provide Home Care for an Aging Adult with Dementia in Amarillo, TX
How to Provide Home Care for an Aging Adult with Dementia in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on August 30, 2019

Dementia doesn’t mean your loved one can no longer live at home. Seniors with dementia tend to fare better in familiar environments. Your loved one’s new diagnosis may require making a few changes in his or her lifestyle, but it’s possible to continue to help your parent live happily at…

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Symptoms Your Aging Loved One Has Alzheimer’s in Amarillo, TX
Symptoms Your Aging Loved One Has Alzheimer’s in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on August 16, 2019

The damage Alzheimer’s does to the brain generally appears in the form of early warning signs. These symptoms could include forgetfulness, anger, paranoia, and more. Below are some of the most common signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s family caregivers should never ignore. 1. Memory Loss & Confusion Memory loss is…

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Planing Activities for an Elderly Loved One with Dementia in Amarillo, TX
Planing Activities for an Elderly Loved One with Dementia in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on July 26, 2019

Living with dementia doesn’t prevent seniors from enjoying meaningful tasks, hobbies, and projects. Helping seniors achieve a healthy quality of life can be done by planning purposeful activities that keep older adults mentally stimulated, physically active, and socially engaged. Below are some tips family caregivers can use when planning activities…

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7 Easy Exercises to Increase Activity in Seniors [Infographic]
7 Easy Exercises to Increase Activity in Seniors [Infographic]
By Kim May, 9:00 am on July 19, 2019

Exercise is vital at any age, but even more so in the senior years. The friendly staff at Amarillo Home Care Assistance has put together this infographic detailing the importance of exercise for older adults and some simple physical activities they can try. If your senior loved one needs assistance…

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