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Role of Fiber in Senior Health and Wellness

Role of Fiber in Senior Health and Wellness | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

 

Fiber, a complex carbohydrate, is especially beneficial for seniors and can help regulate digestion and alleviate stomach pain. 

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6 Upgrades That Can Make Aging in Place Easier for seniors

6 Upgrades That Can Make Aging in Place Easier for seniors | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

A few upgrades can make aging in place a safe and comfortable choice for seniors who wish to remain independent in the comfort of home. 

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4 Exercises for Elderly That Promote Deep Sleep

4 Exercises for Elderly That Promote Deep Sleep | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

Some seniors have trouble falling and staying asleep, but regular physical activity can help. Give these 4 exercises a try and sleep better tonight. 

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3 Surprising Ways Caregivers Can Improve Mood

3 Surprising Ways Caregivers Can Improve Mood | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

 

Providing care for an aging relative can be taxing, but these 3 surprising things can help you maintain a positive mindset and immediately improve mood. 

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My Loved One Was Diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Now What?

My Loved One Was Diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Now What? | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

After a Parkinson's diagnosis, many seniors and their loved ones are unsure what comes next. Here are 3 things to do in the days immediately after. 

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How to tell if an Aging Parent or Loved One is stressed?

How to tell if an Aging Parent or Loved One is stressed? | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

 

Left untreated, stress can cause significant damage to a senior's health, wellness and quality of life. Find out some common warning signs. 

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Dementia Caregivers & Feelings of Denial

Dementia Caregivers & Feelings of Denial | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

 

Family members often experience many emotions after a loved one receives a dementia diagnosis. One of the most common emotions is denial. 

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Highly Recommended Exercises for Elderly Adults

Highly Recommended Exercises for Elderly Adults | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

 

Find out which exercises are recommended by senior care specialists thanks to the endless physical and cognitive benefits they provide. 

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Know the Warning Signs of Senior Stroke

Know the Warning Signs of Senior Stroke | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

As a caregiver of an aging parent or loved one, it is important to know the warning signs of a stroke to ensure treatment as soon as possible. 

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Helping a Senior Live Well with Parkinson’s disease

Helping a Senior Live Well with Parkinson’s disease | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

While your loved one with Parkinson's will encounter many changes and challenges, there are ways that you can help them enjoy life at home.

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Spring Gardening Tips for Aging Adults

Spring Gardening Tips for Aging Adults | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

 

If your aging loved one loves to garden, check out these tips and ensure they are able to tend their spring plants safely and comfortably. 

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HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act Information

HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act Information | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

 

The HOPE (Health Outcomes, Planning and Education) Act provides seniors with Alzheimer's and their families with resources to plan for care. 

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Lowering Elderly Cholesterol

Lowering Elderly Cholesterol | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

In honor of American Heart Month, Home Care Assistance shares some simple ways that seniors can lower cholesterol and enjoy better health.

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Are Sleep Aids Safe for Seniors?

Are Sleep Aids Safe for Seniors? | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

 

Although sleep disorders are common among the senior population, sleeping aids might not be the safest way to address the issue. 

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Managing Difficult Dementia Outbursts

Managing Difficult Dementia Outbursts | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

Outbursts are relatively common in seniors with mid-to-late stage dementia. Use the following to better manage this challenging symptom. 

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Ways to Ease Arthritis Symptoms

Ways to Ease Arthritis Symptoms | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

 

Arthritis can make everyday activities challenging. Here are 5 ways to ease arthritis symptoms and lessen overall joint pain. 

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Tips for Living an Active Life with COPD

Tips for Living an Active Life with COPD | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

Staying active after developing COPD can be challenging, but it can be done. Use the following tips to help your senior loved one remain active. 

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Stages of Grief Following a Chronic Diagnosis

Stages of Grief Following a Chronic Diagnosis | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

 

If a senior loved one has recently been diagnosed with an age-related condition or disorder, they may be going through stages of grief. 

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Diabetes Care: Diet Tips for Older Adults

Diabetes Care: Diet Tips for Older Adults | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

 

If you or an aging loved one are living with diabetes, these diet tips can help to promote overall health and keep your diabetes in check. 

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Tax Information Regarding Private Hire Caregivers

Tax Information Regarding Private Hire Caregivers | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

If you've hired a caregiver privately, you are likely a household employer, meaning you have other tax obligations and requirements to meet. 

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Senior Wellness: How to Age with a Positive Outlook

Senior Wellness: How to Age with a Positive Outlook | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

 

Having a positive outlook on life can provide numerous emotional benefits, and can actually help promote physical health for seniors as well. 

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Food and Drug Interactions Every Family Caregiver Should Know

Food and Drug Interactions Every Family Caregiver Should Know | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

If you provide care for an aging loved one, being aware of common food and drug interactions can help you ensure his or her health and safety. 

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What is Tinnitus and How Does it Affect Seniors?

What is Tinnitus and How Does it Affect Seniors? | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

 

Inner ear noises, ringing in the ears and buzzing and whistling are symptoms of tinnitus, a problem affecting roughly 50 million Americans. 

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Senior Care: 5 Questions to Ask the Doctor

Senior Care: 5 Questions to Ask the Doctor | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

 

It can be easy to forget questions at a regular medical appointment. This list can ensure the right questions are asked for optimal health. 

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How to assess a senior’s Need during a Visit?

How to assess a senior’s Need during a Visit? | Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma | Scoop.it

In spring, you may be visiting more with family for Easter, Mother's Day and other holidays. Use the time wisely to check on parents' health. 

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