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By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on December 18, 2018

Physical activity is one of the best ways to prevent a stroke or recurrent stroke, which is why older adults need to stay active. Walking is one of the top exercises for senior stroke survivors because it’s low-impact but also provides many mental, emotional, and physical benefits. Here are some…

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Foods that Raise the Risk of Dementia in Orlando, FL
Foods that Raise the Risk of Dementia in Orlando, FL
By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on December 4, 2018

There’s a large variety of healthy foods seniors should add to their daily diet to maintain optimal health. However, there are also foods they should consider avoiding. The effects certain foods have on the body are thought to increase the risk of developing dementia. Here are a few items seniors…

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Ways Family Caregivers Can Lower Stress in Orlando, FL
Ways Family Caregivers Can Lower Stress in Orlando, FL
By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on November 20, 2018

Family caregivers may be at an increased risk for stress, anxiety, and depression. Coupled with a full-time job, maintaining a home, and taking care of children, you may develop stress and anxiety disorders, preventing you from optimally performing your caregiving duties. Here are some stress-prevention strategies that may help you…

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How Decluttering Benefits Seniors in Orlando, FL
How Decluttering Benefits Seniors in Orlando, FL
By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on November 6, 2018

Over the years, it’s easy for belongings to pile up, so it’s no surprise that many seniors end up with a substantial amount of clutter. It might be tempting to ignore this clutter, but taking the time to organize and clean out a house can be beneficial for seniors. Those…

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Things to Observe When Visting a Parent in Orlando, FL
Things to Observe When Visting a Parent in Orlando, FL
By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on October 16, 2018

As seniors age, they may not be able to do the same things they once did. Everything from driving and mobility to vision and hearing may become difficult, but most seniors won’t admit this out of fear of losing their independence, which is why it’s important to pay attention to…

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How to Keep a Parent's Medical Info Organized in Orlando, FL
How to Keep a Parent's Medical Info Organized in Orlando, FL
By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on October 2, 2018

Keeping your loved one’s medical information organized may become more difficult as he or she ages. However, you never know when you may need to pull a critical file for a physician that documents past and present medical conditions. The following five tips can help you manage your loved one’s…

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Selecting a Primary Doctor for Older Adults in Orlando, FL
Selecting a Primary Doctor for Older Adults in Orlando, FL
By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on September 18, 2018

Choosing a physician for your senior parent is one of the most important decisions you can make as a family caregiver, so you need to do it right. To make selecting a primary care physician a little easier, your family can use the following tips. Check Availability Your parent’s health…

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Top 5 Misconceptions About Power of Attorney in Orlando, FL
Top 5 Misconceptions About Power of Attorney in Orlando, FL
By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on September 4, 2018

Power of attorney documents can be useful for making sure your aging parent gets the care he or she needs. In theory, these documents can ensure these needs are met even after your parent is no longer capable of taking care of him or herself. However, there are a lot…

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How to Address Family Conflicts in Caregiving in Orlando, FL
How to Address Family Conflicts in Caregiving in Orlando, FL
By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on August 21, 2018

When aging parents need at-home care, devising an effective caregiving plan is always complex. There are many difficult choices to be made, and navigating the financial, legal, and personal issues can cause familial conflict. Here are six tips for addressing common family caregiving conflicts. 1. Be Understanding Aging parents are…

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Helping Seniors with Weatherization in Orlando, FL
Helping Seniors with Weatherization in Orlando, FL
By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on August 7, 2018

Properly weatherizing a home can reduce heating and cooling costs by thousands of dollars a year, but these projects are time-consuming and expensive, which is why seniors and their families should look for federal, state, and local assistance programs. Many of the weatherization programs are designed specifically for older adults…

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