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Ways Seniors Can Prevent Insurance Scams in Milwaukee, WI
Ways Seniors Can Prevent Insurance Scams in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on March 24, 2017

The elderly are vulnerable to scammers who can use their natural concerns about money and family to talk them into unnecessary or even non-existent insurance program. Seniors and their caregivers should take scam prevention seriously. As your loved one works on post-retirement planning, these five strategies can help him or her avoid some of the most common insurance scams. Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many…

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Alzheimer's-Related Tau Damage May Be Treatable With A Drug in Milwaukee, WI
Alzheimer's-Related Tau Damage May Be Treatable With A Drug in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on March 10, 2017

Alzheimer’s is a complex disease that can be caused by a variety of internal and external factors. One factor is a unique protein known as tau, which some researchers believe is partially responsible for many dementia-related disorders. A recent study conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine has revealed a certain drug might be able to lower tau levels and prevent permanent brain damage in seniors with Alzheimer’s.  Seniors…

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Family Caregivers Planning for Legal Issues in Milwaukee, WI
Family Caregivers Planning for Legal Issues in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on February 24, 2017

Some seniors have spent their lives amassing riches. If you’re working as a family caregiver, it is important to make sure your loved one’s last wishes are carried out according to his or her will. The expert staff from a professional Milwaukee home care agency discusses the following legal issues caregivers may have to consider. Durable Power of Attorney Seniors need to name someone as their durable power of attorney….

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Natural Remedies For SAD in Milwaukee, WI
Natural Remedies For SAD in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on February 17, 2017

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a set of emotions up to 20 percent of people experience in the winter. It usually leaves people feeling depressed and drowsy all the time. People who live in colder climates are much more likely to experience SAD. If your senior loved one has SAD, here are a few natural remedies, suggested by Milwaukee elder care professionals, you can consider for him or her. 1….

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Tips for Seniors To Increase Arm Strength in Milwaukee, WI
Tips for Seniors To Increase Arm Strength in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on February 10, 2017

As they progress in age, seniors may experience weakened arms due to loss of muscles. As a caregiver, you can assist your senior loved one in performing one or more of the following arm-strengthening activities, as suggested by the Milwaukee senior care experts at Home Care Assistance. 1. Gardening Pulling the water hose, hoeing out the weeds, and picking ripe fruit and vegetables all require different arm muscles. Seniors often…

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Vegetables Good for Memory in Milwaukee, WI
Vegetables Good for Memory in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on February 3, 2017

Vegetables contain a number of essential nutrients and vitamins to keep seniors physically fit and boost their memory. If you’re a family caregiver for a senior, here is a list of a few vegetables, provided by Milwaukee senior home care experts, you may want to consider adding to his or her diet.  1. Beets Beets can be prepared in different ways, including pickled and roasted. Eating beets is a great…

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Senior University Graduates in Milwaukee, WI
Senior University Graduates in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on January 27, 2017

You have probably heard all your life that you are never too old to learn. Some seniors have never given up on their quest to finish college. Below are five seniors who have earned their degrees after the age of 90 and continue to inspire both seniors and their Milwaukee in-home care professionals. 1. Nola Ochs Nola Ochs took her first college course in 1930 at the tender age of…

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Maintaining AD Routine in Milwaukee, WI
Maintaining AD Routine in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on January 20, 2017

A strict weekly schedule often helps seniors with Alzheimer’s adjust to the world a little easier. While it can be difficult to implement, both Milwaukee Alzheimer’s home caregivers and their senior loved ones will enjoy the benefits of implementing a routine schedule.  Sleep Better One of the most significant changes that many Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in Milwaukee notice when they maintain a routine schedule is that their senior loved…

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Delicious Oatmeal Recipes in Milwaukee, WI
Delicious Oatmeal Recipes in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on January 13, 2017

January is National Oatmeal Month, which means people will be focusing on eating healthy to accomplish their New Year’s resolutions. Oatmeal tastes great and can be fixed in so many different ways. Eating oatmeal may help lower blood pressure, control blood sugar and reduce bad cholesterol levels. Eating oatmeal in the morning also helps you feel full longer, so you are not tempted to grab an unhealthy snack later in…

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Visually Impaired Seniors Activities in Milwaukee, WI
Visually Impaired Seniors Activities in Milwaukee, WI
By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on January 6, 2017

Seniors with vision problems often find that it is hard to find activities that they enjoy. Here are some suggestions that Milwaukee at-home caregivers can pass along to the seniors that they look after.  1. Pottery Many seniors enjoy creating pottery even when they have poor vision. If the senior does not have a kiln, then look for at-home options that can be baked in your loved one’s oven. Glazes…

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