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Addressing High Blood Pressure in Seniors in Mesa, AZ
Addressing High Blood Pressure in Seniors in Mesa, AZ
By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on March 23, 2020

Approximately 67 percent of adults over the age of 65 live with high blood pressure. Hypertension involves increased pressure within arterial vessels and occurs for various reasons. When left untreated, the condition often leads to heart attack, stroke, or death. There are many different ways seniors can address the problem. 1. Monitor Blood Pressure Regularly Home blood pressure monitors are relatively inexpensive and highly useful for watching the condition. Start…

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Tips Seniors Can Make Grocery Shopping Easier in Mesa, AZ
Tips Seniors Can Make Grocery Shopping Easier in Mesa, AZ
By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on March 16, 2020

Grocery shopping is one of those tasks some people love and others dread. Whether you can’t wait to get out and buy groceries or you prefer to put it off, there are ways to accommodate some of the frustrations seniors face when shopping for groceries. These five shopping tips make getting groceries easier for older adults who may face a few challenges. 1. Go to the Store When It’s Less…

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Can Older Adults Keep Their Bladders Healthy in Mesa, AZ
Can Older Adults Keep Their Bladders Healthy in Mesa, AZ
By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on March 9, 2020

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), some of the changes that affect the bladder with age can contribute to urinary incontinence (UI), urinary tract infections (UTIs), and similar medical problems for older adults. While age-related changes of this nature can’t be stopped altogether, there are some ways seniors can make an effort to maintain and boost their bladder health. Drink Healthy Fluids Water is the best of the…

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Tips for Older Adults to Exercise Safely in Mesa, AZ
Tips for Older Adults to Exercise Safely in Mesa, AZ
By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on March 2, 2020

Exercise is a simple, fun, and effective way for seniors to maintain physical and mental health well into the later years of life. That being said, it’s just as important for older adults to take steps to avoid injuries while doing any type of physical activity. When precautions like the ones discussed below are taken, exercise can be safe and beneficial for most older adults. Warm Up First Stretching helps…

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Effects of Sedentary Lifestyles on Adult's Mental Health in Mesa, AZ
Effects of Sedentary Lifestyles on Adult's Mental Health in Mesa, AZ
By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on February 24, 2020

Exercise is great for the body, but it’s also vital for mental wellbeing. The movements can ease depression and anxiety while keeping the mind sharp. Below are some of the ways a lack of exercise could affect your aging loved one’s mental health and the benefits physical workouts can provide. 1. Increases Stress When stress goes unmanaged, it can affect key areas of the brain that regulate memory as well…

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Items Seniors Can Get at No Cost in Mesa, AZ
Items Seniors Can Get at No Cost in Mesa, AZ
By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on February 17, 2020

Seniors benefit from special services that are available in their communities to help them enjoy greater wellbeing. For seniors who live on limited budgets, finding free amenities can make a big difference in their overall enjoyment of life. Here are a few no-cost items that can boost your loved one’s health and happiness. 1. Limited Cell Phone Service Cell phone service can be expensive for seniors who live on fixed…

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Some Healthy Lunch Choices for Aging Adults in Mesa, AZ
Some Healthy Lunch Choices for Aging Adults in Mesa, AZ
By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on February 10, 2020

Typically, a healthy lunch should provide energy for the rest of the day while providing key nutrients every senior needs. At the same time, most lunches need to be easy to prepare and light enough to avoid tiring seniors out for the rest of the day. Here are some great healthy lunches to make for your senior loved one. Chicken and Vegetable Soup Skip the canned soup that’s loaded with…

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How Do Seniors with Dementia Understand What’s Being Said to Them in Mesa, AZ
How Do Seniors with Dementia Understand What’s Being Said to Them in Mesa, AZ
By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on February 3, 2020

Watching as dementia takes over a senior loved one’s mind can be difficult. While you may long for the days when your loved one could easily respond to your words, you can still rest assured he or she may understand more than he or she lets on. The current belief is that seniors with dementia absolutely can understand others, and they often have periods of lucidity that allow them to…

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How to Help a Senior Loved One with Poor Hygiene in Mesa, AZ
How to Help a Senior Loved One with Poor Hygiene in Mesa, AZ
By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on January 27, 2020

Older adults can sometimes begin to let their personal hygiene go. You should always be concerned if you notice your senior loved one suddenly stops washing his or her hair or bathing, because there’s usually a reason for the sudden lack of self-care. Opening up a dialogue with your loved one helps you get to the heart of the problem so you can find effective strategies for helping him or…

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Why Diabetes Develops in the Golden Years in Mesa, AZ
Why Diabetes Develops in the Golden Years in Mesa, AZ
By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on January 20, 2020

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects nearly 10 percent of the population, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Institute on Aging points out that this condition, which is characterized by an inability to produce or respond to insulin and maintain proper blood sugar levels, is fairly common in seniors. But why do older adults develop diabetes? Here are seven possible reasons. 1….

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