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8 Ways for Aging Adults to Boost Health in Arkansas
8 Ways for Aging Adults to Boost Health in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on September 28, 2017

Being healthy is mostly associated with maintaining a nutritious diet and regular exercise routine. Oftentimes, the positive changes in health that come from maintaining healthy habits are gained over the long term. However, seniors can receive an instant health boost by making just a few simple changes to their lifestyles. 1. Take a Deep Breath Seniors should take a break from a busy day for some deep breathing exercises. A quick and effective stress management activity is to inhale, hold the breath, and then exhale, all for a slow count of five. Deep breathing can have an immediate effect on…

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Reducing the Risk of Falls in Aging Adults in Arkansas
Reducing the Risk of Falls in Aging Adults in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on September 14, 2017

The older your senior loved one becomes, the more likely he or she is to fall during normal everyday activity. Falling can lead to issues such as broken bones, deep wounds, and life-threatening head injuries. Reduce your loved one’s risk of falling, both at home and while out in public, with these easy tips.  Buy a New Wardrobe  It may sound extravagant, but your loved one’s wardrobe could be his or her number one reason for falling. Baggy pants, long dresses and skirts, slippery shoes, shoes with heels, and socks without grippers can cause a senior to trip and fall,…

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Health Care for Seniors in Arkansas
Health Care for Seniors in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on August 24, 2017

Finding the right caregiver for your senior loved one can take some time, but the process ensures peace of mind when you finally find the perfect person. These traits can narrow your choices in the search for an ideal caregiver. 1. Professional Experience The right caregiver should provide professional care at all times, even on difficult days, or if your senior loved has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. An experienced caregiver is typically the best choice, but don’t overlook someone with slightly less experience if he or she has other traits that are necessary to provide compassionate, professional care. A trial period…

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Steps to Take If Your Elderly Loved One Has a Stroke in Arkansas
Steps to Take If Your Elderly Loved One Has a Stroke in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on August 10, 2017

Seniors are at risk of strokes due to inactivity, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and other health conditions. As a family caregiver, you should know what to do in case your loved one has a stroke. Here are some things to remember in the event your elderly loved one experiences a stroke.  Know the Symptoms  If you know the signs of a stroke, you will be able to recognize when it happens. Your loved one may suddenly begin to have trouble with vision or difficulty speaking. Another symptom to look out for is a weakness on one side of…

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Walking Trails for Older Adults in Arkansas
Walking Trails for Older Adults in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on July 27, 2017

Older adults in Arkansas can boost their physical health through outdoor activities such as exploring walking trails. Walking in nature may also help seniors increase their energy levels and reduce their likelihood of experiencing depression. Seniors may find the following trails in Arkansas appealing and easy to walk. 1. Tollantusky Trail  This 1.5-mile paved loop trail in Conway is easy to follow and is open throughout the year. The trail allows seniors to walk through the woodlands along an edge where they can see beautiful views of the Arkansas River. If a senior needs a break, there are resting stops…

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Food Choices That Raise Bad Cholesterol Levels in Arkansas
Food Choices That Raise Bad Cholesterol Levels in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on July 13, 2017

Even though many bodily processes rely on cholesterol, it’s possible to consume too much of it. Different types of food boost cholesterol levels, which increases the risk of nerve damage, heart attacks, gallstones, and brain damage. For seniors who are trying to watch their cholesterol levels, here are eight foods that should be avoided.  1. Pasta Unless your loved one has made the pasta and knows exactly what is in it, he or she should avoid this dish. Boxed pasta and pasta dishes from restaurants are almost always packed with saturated fats and cholesterol. When making pasta, dairy should be…

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Ways to Help Aging Adults Stave Off Cancer in Arkansas
Ways to Help Aging Adults Stave Off Cancer in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on June 29, 2017

Aging can put your senior loved one at risk of developing serious health conditions, including cancer. However, your loved one can make a few lifestyle changes to stave off this disease. Here are some of the things you can do to help your loved one prevent cancer.  Limit Exposure to the Sun  Each year, many seniors are diagnosed with skin cancer, which is one of the most common types of cancer. However, this disease is preventable. Help your loved one reduce the risk of skin cancer by limiting his or her exposure to the sun. Be sure your loved one…

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Unhealthy Habits Seniors Should Quit in Arkansas
Unhealthy Habits Seniors Should Quit in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on June 15, 2017

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle becomes increasingly important with age. However, breaking bad habits can be difficult for some seniors. Here are eight unhealthy habits seniors should quit if they want to enhance their quality of life.  1. Smoking Using cigarettes or other tobacco products is particularly harmful for seniors, as it can increase their risk of lung disease, strokes, heart attacks, and cancer. For seniors who have been smoking for decades, giving up on cigarettes can be challenging. They’ll need all the support they can get from family members, doctors, and caregivers, and they should consider joining a support group…

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Excercises for the Elderly That Are Simple in Arkansas
Excercises for the Elderly That Are Simple in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on May 25, 2017

Older adults should maintain some form of physical activity to prevent cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, diabetes, and other health conditions. Regular exercise helps reduce the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis, and it can also enhance cognitive health. Seniors who want to remain healthy as they age can benefit in a variety of ways when they receive professional home care. Hot Springs, AR, Home Care Assistance is here to help your loved one accomplish daily tasks, prevent illness, and focus on living a healthier and more fulfilling life. Here are 8 simple exercises your aging loved one can…

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Reasons Why Families Should Opt for Respite Care in Arkansas
Reasons Why Families Should Opt for Respite Care in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on May 11, 2017

Many families today are choosing to help their loved ones age in place. However, caregiving duties can be overwhelming at times, and they could lead to caregiver burnout if a backup plan isn’t in place. Caring for a senior loved one can be challenging for families who don’t have expertise or professional training in home care, but this challenge doesn’t have to be faced alone. Family caregivers can turn to Conway Home Care Assistance for the help they need. We provide high-quality live-in and respite care as well as comprehensive Alzheimer’s, dementia, stroke, and Parkinson’s care. Here are six ways…

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