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Changes in Behavior Occur in Seniors Who Have Dementia in Harrisburg, Pa
By Darlean C., 9:00 am on March 26, 2020
Changes in Behavior Occur in Seniors Who Have Dementia in Harrisburg, Pa

Each year more than three million seniors in the United States are diagnosed with dementia. Those who care for loved ones with dementia may notice different behaviors as the disease progresses. These behavioral changes can be caused by social, psychological, and biological factors. Restlessness Your …

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How to Overcome Challenges for Caregivers in Harrisburg, Pa
By Ron Sniegocki, 9:00 am on March 12, 2020
How to Overcome Challenges for Caregivers in Harrisburg, Pa

Caregiving is rewarding, but it comes with much sacrifice. The challenges caregivers face can be stressful, but with a good plan in place, the role is manageable. Below you’ll find common problems for family caregivers and tips to solve each issue. 1. Poor Organization Poor …

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Vision Issues for Aging Adults in Harrisburg, Pa
By Ron Sniegocki, 9:00 am on February 27, 2020
Vision Issues for Aging Adults in Harrisburg, Pa

According to a recent study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, nearly 70 percent of people who have visual impairments are over the age of 65. While some of those vision problems can easily be mitigated with glasses, seniors should never ignore their eye …

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Why Do Seniors with Parkinson’s Have an Increased Risk of Dementia in Harrisburg, Pa
By Ron Sniegocki, 9:00 am on February 13, 2020
Why Do Seniors with Parkinson’s Have an Increased Risk of Dementia in Harrisburg, Pa

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is considered a nervous system disorder because it primarily affects movement. However, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s common for people with Parkinson’s to experience a decrease in certain cognitive abilities. But does having Parkinson’s disease automatically increase a senior’s risk for …

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Some Best Activities for Seniors in Harrisburg, Pa
By Ron Sniegocki, 9:00 am on January 30, 2020
Some Best Activities for Seniors in Harrisburg, Pa

Numerous studies suggest active older adults are less likely to develop issues with serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of dementia. Thankfully, there are many activities seniors can benefit from in a way that’s comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable. Here’s a rundown …

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Tips to Encourage Independence in Your Elderly Loved One in Harrisburg, Pa
By Ron Sniegocki, 9:00 am on January 16, 2020
Tips to Encourage Independence in Your Elderly Loved One in Harrisburg, Pa

It’s difficult to watch a senior loved one age, especially as he or she begins to need more assistance with daily tasks. Some dependence will naturally be necessary simply because of the way the human body and mind ages. The good news is there are …

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By Ron Sniegocki, 9:00 am on December 26, 2019

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that impacts both motor skills and cognitive abilities. Therefore, exercising the mind is just as important as finding a great physical workout for the body. When looking for brain-stimulating games to add to your senior loved one’s weekly routine, consider …

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wheelchair woman
By Ron Sniegocki, 9:00 am on July 14, 2017
wheelchair woman

If your senior loved one uses a wheelchair, enjoying the outdoors may be challenging for him or her. However, taking the time to enjoy the outdoors not only alleviates boredom, but it can also boost your loved one’s health. A 2012 study published in the …

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The Possibility of Reduced Risk of Cognitive Decline for SuperAgers in Harrisburg, PA
By Ron Sniegocki, 9:00 am on June 30, 2017
The Possibility of Reduced Risk of Cognitive Decline for SuperAgers in Harrisburg, PA

A recent Northwestern University study has revealed more about why some seniors have higher memory function than their peers. The study found that SuperAgers (defined as “people older than 80 with an episodic memory at least as good as that of the average middle-aged adult”) …

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What to Get Your Elderly Dad for Father's Day in Harrisburg, PA
By Ron Sniegocki, 9:00 am on June 16, 2017
What to Get Your Elderly Dad for Father's Day in Harrisburg, PA

With Father’s Day around the corner, many people are in search of the perfect gift. However, shopping for an elderly father can be a challenging task. By this time in their lives, many men have already acquired the material items they want. However, there are …

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