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Why Is It Important for Family Caregivers to Exercise Regularly?

Why Regular Exercise Is Important for Seniors in Omaha, NE
Why Regular Exercise Is Important for Seniors in Omaha, NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on September 13, 2018

Family caregivers often spend so much of their time helping their senior loved ones exercise that they forget about their own need for physical activity. Use the following benefits of regular exercise to serve as motivation for planning your next workout. Reduce the Risk of Sprains and Strains Your role as a family caregiver is physically demanding. Whether you’re lifting your loved one from one place to another or bending…

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Importance of Aging in Place in Omaha, NE
Importance of Aging in Place in Omaha, NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on August 30, 2018

At some point, seniors must make a choice about their living situation. While many options exist for older adults today, the biggest decision typically comes down to whether or not it’s worth it to stay in their current home. Naturally, seniors should always be involved in this decision, and knowing the following benefits of aging in place can help your family talk to your aging loved one about his or…

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How to Be a Better Friend to an Isolated Caregiver in Omaha, NE
How to Be a Better Friend to an Isolated Caregiver in Omaha, NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on August 16, 2018

Taking care of a senior loved one often means spending the majority of waking hours with no companionship outside of the person in your care. The nature of the duty creates a sense of isolation and possibly loneliness. Individuals who have caregivers as friends can alleviate the self-imposed isolation in several ways. 1. Lend an Ear Sometimes caregivers merely appreciate having someone to talk to. If your friend is caring…

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Reducing Wandering in Older Adults with Dementia in Omaha, NE
Reducing Wandering in Older Adults with Dementia in Omaha, NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on July 26, 2018

Wandering is one of the most common symptoms seniors with dementia experience, and it’s also one of the most dangerous. While away from home, a senior may not remember his or her name, address, or other important contact information, making it difficult to be returned home safely. However, family caregivers can use the tips below to prevent aging loved ones with dementia from wandering. Schedule Activities Accordingly Wandering typically takes…

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5 Mistakes Caregivers Should Never Make in Omaha, NE
5 Mistakes Caregivers Should Never Make in Omaha, NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on July 12, 2018

If you are one of the estimated 65 million people in the United States who is caring for a senior loved one, you know caregiving is full of both rewards and challenges. As you continue to care for your senior loved one, you will learn tricks and tips to make the journey easier. Avoiding the following five mistakes can help you become a better caregiver and help your loved one…

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How to Emotionally Support Your Senior Parent in Omaha NE
How to Emotionally Support Your Senior Parent in Omaha NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on June 28, 2018

Aging isn’t always easy. Many older adults face challenges such as a decrease in physical and mental health, loss of independence, loss of loved ones, feelings of disengagement, financial insecurity, and fear of the future. If your parent has reached the golden years, one of the best things you can do is provide emotional support to combat these feelings. Talk and Listen  The number one way to provide emotional support…

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5 Risks of a Sedentary Lifestyle Past Age 65 in Omaha, NE
5 Risks of a Sedentary Lifestyle Past Age 65 in Omaha, NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on June 14, 2018

A sedentary lifestyle can be unhealthy for anyone at any age, but for seniors over 65 it can be especially problematic. Studies have shown that older people who spend too much time sitting are at an increased risk for many health conditions in the future. Seniors are also more prone to staying seated for numerous reasons, such as retirement, physical pain, depression, and simply slowing down. Having a family caregiver…

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How to Help Your Aging Parent Downsize in Omaha, NE
How to Help Your Aging Parent Downsize in Omaha, NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on May 31, 2018

After living a full life, many seniors end up accumulating a lot of possessions, which can become cause for concern if they need to move to a smaller home or can no longer clean up such a vast amount of belongings. Many seniors have difficulty downsizing because it is physically demanding and may require getting rid of cherished items. You can help your aging parent downsize by following these tips. …

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5 Ways to Care for Seniors without Sacrificing Independence in Omaha, NE
5 Ways to Care for Seniors without Sacrificing Independence in Omaha, NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on May 17, 2018

Being a family caregiver will require you to assist your aging loved one with daily activities. However, excluding your loved one from helping could cause him or her to lose independence, which could have a negative impact on his or her overall health. Here are some of the ways you can care for your loved one without taking away his or her independence.  1. Keep Your Loved One Involved in…

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How Music Can Enhance an Older Adult's Wellbeing in Omaha, NE
How Music Can Enhance an Older Adult's Wellbeing in Omaha, NE
By Lee Nyberg, 9:00 am on April 26, 2018

Music is therapeutic in several ways. Depending on the type, it can ease symptoms of dementia, anxiety, lethargy, depression, insomnia, chronic pain, and Parkinson’s disease. Here’s how music can boost your senior loved one’s wellbeing. Baroque Music Energizes If your loved one is lethargic, play baroque music. Resembling classical music, this genre sparks creativity, elevates mood, and speeds the completion of tedious work. You’ll find lovely baroque compositions on YouTube. Look…

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