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Why Should Seniors Quit Meat in North Houston, TX
Why Should Seniors Quit Meat in North Houston, TX
By Ilse du Bernard, 9:00 am on August 8, 2018

The foods seniors eat can impact their vision, hearing, heart and bone health, and weight. It’s important for older adults to avoid red meat and other unhealthy foods. Here are some of the reasons your elderly loved one should consider quitting red meat. 1. Promote Longevity Your loved one can…

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Making Lonely Seniors Happy in North Houston, TX
Making Lonely Seniors Happy in North Houston, TX
By Ilse du Bernard, 9:00 am on July 18, 2018

Many seniors who live alone lack regular social contact that helps them feel connected. If your senior loved one seems lonely, you can use the following tips to cheer him or her up.  Send a Card  Your loved one will surely feel happy when he or she discovers a surprise…

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6 Nutritious Salad Options for Seniors in North Houston, TX
6 Nutritious Salad Options for Seniors in North Houston, TX
By Ilse du Bernard, 9:00 am on July 4, 2018

Seniors who eat salads almost daily can reap many health benefits. Eating salads is also an easy way to add fruits and vegetables to the diet. The following delicious and nutritious salad options would make great light meals for seniors. 1. Roasted Pear & Pecan Salad  Pecans are abundant in…

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Tips for Ensuring Senior Safety in the Summertime in North Houston, TX
Tips for Ensuring Senior Safety in the Summertime in North Houston, TX
By Ilse du Bernard, 9:00 am on June 20, 2018

As the temperatures rise, seniors are at greater risk for heat stroke, dehydration, and other health concerns. Caregivers should strive to keep their senior loved ones cool, hydrated, and healthy during the hot summer months. Here are a few ways to protect seniors from the harsh summer weather.  Increase Water…

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5 Father’s Day Activities You Can Do with Your Senior Dad in North Houston, TX
5 Father’s Day Activities You Can Do with Your Senior Dad in North Houston, TX
By Ilse du Bernard, 9:00 am on June 6, 2018

Celebrating Father’s Day with your aging dad could enhance his mood and boost his overall health. To make this day special, you can plan fun adventures for your father. Here are some activities family caregivers should encourage their fathers to try.  1. Attend a Game  Your dad may enjoy going…

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5 Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet for Seniors in North Houston, TX
5 Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet for Seniors in North Houston, TX
By Ilse du Bernard, 9:00 am on May 23, 2018

Researchers wanted to know why aging adults in the Mediterranean region lived longer than seniors in other areas of the world, and they found that diet played a major role. The Mediterranean diet promotes healthy food choices, doesn’t require counting calories, and offers the following health benefits for older adults. …

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Tips on Reducing an Older Adult’s Stroke Risk in North Houston, TX
Tips on Reducing an Older Adult’s Stroke Risk in North Houston, TX
By Ilse du Bernard, 9:00 am on May 9, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 795,000 people have strokes each year. Strokes claim the lives of 140,000 American citizens annually. Many risk factors increase the likelihood of having a stroke, including age, gender and genetics. However, there are many ways seniors can reduce their…

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What to Keep in Mind When Planning Your Parent's Care in North Houston, TX
What to Keep in Mind When Planning Your Parent's Care in North Houston, TX
By Ilse du Bernard, 9:00 am on April 18, 2018

Many older adults require care as they advance in age. Although talking to your parent about his or her long-term needs may be difficult, it is always best to begin this discussion early enough so he or she can provide input before serious health issues arise. Keep the following things…

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6 Household Tasks You Can Help Your Elderly Parent With in North Houston, TX
6 Household Tasks You Can Help Your Elderly Parent With in North Houston, TX
By Ilse du Bernard, 9:00 am on April 4, 2018

A senior who suddenly begins to skimp on housekeeping tasks may be experiencing age-related challenges. Whether your aging loved one is recovering from a short-term injury or has a long-term health condition such as arthritis, offering help around the house may be necessary for his or her wellbeing. Here are…

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How to Make the Home More Age-Friendly in North Houston, TX
How to Make the Home More Age-Friendly in North Houston, TX
By Ilse du Bernard, 9:00 am on March 21, 2018

Seniors who live in their own homes instead of moving to an assisted living facility often enjoy a higher quality of life. Aging in place helps seniors maintain their emotional, mental, and physical health. To help their senior loved ones age comfortably in place, family members should consider the following…

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