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Reasons to Take Up Hiking in the Golden Years in Dayton, OH
Reasons to Take Up Hiking in the Golden Years in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on November 15, 2017

As seniors age, they may begin to withdraw from regular exercise and physical activity, which could have a negative impact on their mental, physical, and emotional health. However, hiking is a fun physical activity that can boost their health and quality of life. Here are some of the reasons seniors should take up hiking.  1. Increases Circulation  Poor circulation is an issue many seniors experience due to inactivity, which can…

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Providing Sensory Stimuation for Older Adults with Dementia in Dayton, OH
Providing Sensory Stimuation for Older Adults with Dementia in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on October 25, 2017

Sensory stimulation provides many health benefits for seniors with dementia, including decreased agitation, better sleeping patterns, and less restlessness. It is important for caregivers to do everything possible to boost quality of life for seniors living with this disease. Take a look at how you can provide sensory stimulation for your elderly loved one if he or she has dementia.  Encourage Dancing Many aspects of daily living provide seniors with…

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7 Amazing Smartphone Apps Elders Can Utilize in Dayton, OH
7 Amazing Smartphone Apps Elders Can Utilize in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on October 11, 2017

Though smartphones are often associated with the young and technologically-inclined crowd, people of all ages use them. More and more smartphone apps are being created specifically for seniors. Apps are a great way to keep track of health, communicate with loved ones, and stimulate the brain. These seven apps are particularly useful for seniors. 1. Lumosity Lumosity is a fun app intended to lower Alzheimer’s risks in seniors. This brain…

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Tips for Eating and Drinking Correctly with Dentures in Dayton, OH
Tips for Eating and Drinking Correctly with Dentures in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on September 27, 2017

Dentures replace missing teeth, so they have a very important role in helping seniors chew food properly. Eating and drinking with dentures is much easier than trying to eat without teeth, but it does come with some unique challenges. If your senior loved one has dentures, follow this advice to make mealtimes easier. 1. Take It Slow Many new denture wearers become frustrated because it is difficult to chew, and…

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Using a Mediterranean Diet to Lower Dementia Risk in Dayton, OH
Using a Mediterranean Diet to Lower Dementia Risk in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on September 13, 2017

Healthy eating habits can boost memory and lower the risk of dementia. If your senior loved one follows the Mediterranean diet, he or she could protect the way his or her brain functions. Here are some of the ways the Mediterranean diet can preserve memory and help seniors slow the progression of cognitive decline.  Includes Leafy Greens  Kale, spinach, and collard or mustard greens are just a few of the…

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Senior Scare to Exercise in Dayton, OH
Senior Scare to Exercise in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on August 23, 2017

Most people realize exercising is important to maintaining mental and physical health, but trying to stay in shape during the senior years can be challenging. Not only do a large percentage of seniors have limited mobility and balance, but many of them also completely lose interest in maintaining their health. If you think your senior loved one might be fearful of exercising, spend some time coming up with a comprehensive…

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Advice for Older Adults Who Want to Write an Autobiography in Dayton, OH
Advice for Older Adults Who Want to Write an Autobiography in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on August 9, 2017

An autobiography is one of the best ways to pass stories and experiences to the next generation, but this style of writing can be quite challenging. Many writers have a difficult time being honest about their past while still creating an engaging story for their readers. For those who have recently considered writing an autobiography, here are a few tips that may make this process smooth and stress-free.  1. Think…

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The Major Causes of Caregiver Burnout in Dayton, OH
The Major Causes of Caregiver Burnout in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on July 26, 2017

Caregiver burnout is a serious concern for anyone who cares for an aging or ill loved one. While every caregiver chooses to take on the role in hopes of making their loved one’s life better, the stress of being a caregiver can take a serious toll on their physical and emotional health. Being aware of the main causes of burnout can help you prevent this common condition. Failing to Take…

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Mentally Stimulating Board Games for the Elderly in Dayton, OH
Mentally Stimulating Board Games for the Elderly in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on July 12, 2017

Board games not only allow seniors the opportunity to spend time with others, regularly playing board games can also give them a brain boost. A 2013 study published in British Medical Journal Open found that seniors who regularly played board games had a reduced risk of developing dementia. Try playing one of these games with your senior loved one to strengthen his or her brain and have fun with each…

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Mind's Eye Poetry: Helping Elderly People with Dementia in Dayton, OH
Mind's Eye Poetry: Helping Elderly People with Dementia in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on June 28, 2017

The Mind’s Eye Poetry workshop was started in 2013 with the mission of using poetry as a way for people to connect, celebrate life, stimulate memory, and empower seniors living with dementia. After losing both of her parents to Alzheimer’s disease, Mind’s Eye founder Molly Middleton Meyer invented the workshop as an alternative to treatment methods dependent on medications and lacking in creative stimulation.  When seniors develop Alzheimer’s disease, family…

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