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Top 7 Low-Impact Exercises for Seniors in Omaha, NE
Top 7 Low-Impact Exercises for Seniors in Omaha, NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on April 12, 2018

Remaining physically active in the senior years can help older adults stave off cognitive decline and live healthier lives. Family caregivers should encourage their senior loved ones to take up low-impact exercises that don’t strain the body. Here are some low-impact exercises older adults should try.  1. Walking  Walking is a basic exercise that has a significant impact on health, including weight management, bone strength, and circulation. This type of…

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Physical & Mental Impact of Isolation on Seniors in Omaha, NE
Physical & Mental Impact of Isolation on Seniors in Omaha, NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on March 29, 2018

Isolation is an issue many seniors face, and it has a negative impact on their daily lives and their overall health. Caregivers should find out why their senior loved ones isolate themselves from family and friends and develop a strategy to get them socially active again. Failing to combat isolation can take a mental and physical toll on aging adults and lead to the following health issues.  Leads to Memory…

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7 Things to Do While on a Break from Caregiving in Omaha NE
7 Things to Do While on a Break from Caregiving in Omaha NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on March 15, 2018

Every caregiver needs a little downtime. If you don’t take enough time off, you’re more likely to develop caregiver burnout. Here are seven activities you can do while taking a break from your daily caregiving responsibilities.  1. Connect with a Friend For many caregivers, it can be difficult to find time to socialize. While social media and smartphones make staying in touch with friends easier than ever, there’s no replacement…

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5 Ways to Help Seniors Shed Excess Pounds in Omaha, NE
5 Ways to Help Seniors Shed Excess Pounds in Omaha, NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on February 22, 2018

Being overweight is associated with a variety of health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and joint issues. However, it can be challenging for the elderly to lose weight since they are often sedentary and have much lower metabolisms. Seniors who want to lose weight may need a little extra assistance from their family and caregivers. The following tips can help you support your senior loved one as he or she…

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Safety Tips for Senior Drivers in Omaha, NE
Safety Tips for Senior Drivers in Omaha, NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on February 8, 2018

Having the ability to drive makes seniors more self-sufficient and gives them a sense of freedom. To help your aging loved one continue to drive safely, here are a few tips and recommendations. Avoid Driving at Night Night vision is one of the first things impaired by aging, often noticeably diminishing after the age of 50. A senior who drives perfectly well during the day may have difficulty at night…

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How to Address the Early Symptoms of Parkinson's in Omaha NE
How to Address the Early Symptoms of Parkinson's in Omaha NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on January 25, 2018

Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease can be difficult for seniors, but family caregivers can help their aging loved ones adjust to the new challenges. Addressing the symptoms early on can help seniors manage the disease better over time. Take a look at some of the things family caregivers can do to ease the early symptoms of Parkinson’s.  Simplify Communication Methods  In the early stages of the disease, seniors may experience…

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Simple Ways Seniors Can Stay Physically Active in Omaha NE
Simple Ways Seniors Can Stay Physically Active in Omaha NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on January 11, 2018

Exercise is essential for every senior. For older adults who haven’t exercised in a while, developing a sustainable exercise regimen can be challenging. Seniors should consider the following easy ways to get some extra exercise.  1. Walk Whenever Possible Seniors who live within walking distance of stores and shopping centers should try to walk as often as possible. When your loved one does his or her weekly grocery shopping, using…

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How To Tell Your Family You Have Alzheimer's in Omaha NE
How To Tell Your Family You Have Alzheimer's in Omaha NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on December 28, 2017

When a senior loved one receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, it can be difficult to know how to proceed. By sharing the diagnosis, caregivers can broaden their support base, but this act of sharing is easier said than done. Here are a few tips for caregivers who need to open up about an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.  Respect Your Parent’s Wishes Following an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, seniors often need time to process before divulging…

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Tech Devices for Caregivers in Omaha NE
Tech Devices for Caregivers in Omaha NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on December 14, 2017

Most people associate technology usage with teens and young adults, but more and more caregivers are relying on these tools when caring for their elderly loved ones. Technology can be used to support the wellbeing, health, and overall quality of life for seniors. Take a look at some of the ways family caregivers can effectively utilize technology in regards to their caregiving duties.  1. Manage Medications  Regardless of how good…

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Ways for Caregivers to Get Help From Other Family Members in Omaha, NE
Ways for Caregivers to Get Help From Other Family Members in Omaha, NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on November 30, 2017

Caring for a senior loved one can be challenging at times, which puts family caregivers at risk for burnout, among other issues. However, with a little help family caregivers can balance their personal lives and their caregiving duties with less difficulty. Here are some of the ways caregivers can get help from other members of their family.  1. Bring It to Their Attention  Some family members fail to help out…

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