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Major Differences Between Alzheimer's and Dementia in Montgomery, AL
Major Differences Between Alzheimer's and Dementia in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on July 9, 2018

Many people don’t understand the distinction between Alzheimer’s and dementia. While some believe the two terms are synonymous, dementia refers to several neurodegenerative disorders, while Alzheimer’s refers to a specific disorder. This can be a source of confusion for seniors and their caregivers. Keep reading to find out more about…

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6 Foods That Raise a Senior's Risk of Diabetes in Montgomery, AL
6 Foods That Raise a Senior's Risk of Diabetes in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on June 25, 2018

Diabetes affects many people each year, including seniors. Aging adults are at higher risk of developing diabetes due to inactivity and poor eating habits. Here are some of the foods older adults should avoid eating to decrease their risk of developing diabetes.  1. Cakes, Donuts, and Cookies  Sweet treats lack…

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By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on June 13, 2018

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 was National Senior Health and Wellness Day. The Gardens of Waterford held a “Health Is Wealth” event in honor of the day. They had Mrs. Jennings from the Alabama Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Physical Activity Dept. come in and talk about Go, Slow, and Whoa foods. Mr. Adkins from 2A Fitness also came to give a few chair exercise demonstrations. Mr. Ray showed the residents Rayflex’s Healthy Meal in a Jar. Kristy Butler at Montgomery Home Care Assistance provided an Anti-Inflammatory Trail Mix and bottled water to the residents as a healthy snack in between their nutrition and exercise activities. “Yesterday was a healthy and tasteful event! Thank you so much Mrs. Butler and Home Care Assistance of Montgomery for…

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Understanding the Common Signs of Stroke in Montgomery, AL
Understanding the Common Signs of Stroke in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on June 11, 2018

Seniors who have strokes are at risk of ending up with serious damage to the brain and other issues. Family caregivers should be familiar with the common signs of a stroke that can occur. Knowing what to do in this situation is also important.  The FAST Acronym  The FAST acronym…

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Questions to Ask a Home Care Agency in Montgomery, AL
Questions to Ask a Home Care Agency in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on May 28, 2018

No matter how much time and energy you are willing to devote to your senior loved one’s wellbeing, there will most likely come a point when you need to consider professional assistance. An experienced caregiver can socialize with your loved one and help with daily chores and errands. Here is…

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6 Engaging Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer’s in Montgomery, AL
6 Engaging Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer’s in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on May 14, 2018

Alzheimer’s can prevent seniors from enjoying activities that require planning or reasoning skills. Nonetheless, there are still plenty of activities that may bring them joy while stimulating their creativity, memory, and senses. Here are six activities appropriate for aging adults with Alzheimer’s.  1. Having a Spa Day at Home Sensory…

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Why It's Important for Seniors to Exercise Regularly in Montgomery, AL
Why It's Important for Seniors to Exercise Regularly in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on April 23, 2018

Adopting a regular exercise routine can provide seniors with mental and physical benefits that boost their overall health. Seniors can start off with easy exercises, and once they build their strength and endurance they can incorporate more challenging activities. The objective is to keep the body in good shape and…

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7 Reasons Family Caregivers Should Opt for Respite Care in Montgomery, AL
7 Reasons Family Caregivers Should Opt for Respite Care in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on April 9, 2018

When you assume the role of family caregiver, make sure you know all of the options available to you, including respite care. Respite care is a service that provides your aging senior loved one with care while you are away or when you need to catch up on rest. Here…

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By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on March 26, 2018

As people age, cognitive and visual function often decrease. In addition, mobility issues can arise, raising the risk for accidents or injuries. Fortunately, there are several measures you can employ to promote your aging loved one’s safety at home. Wipe Up Spills Quickly Slip and fall-related injuries are very common…

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6 Warning Signs a Senior Might Have Dementia in Montgomery, AL
6 Warning Signs a Senior Might Have Dementia in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on March 12, 2018

Dementia can be caused by a variety of brain disorders, and no two seniors experience identical symptoms. In addition to impacting memory, these illnesses can also affect emotions and motor skills. With an early and accurate diagnosis of dementia, some older adults can minimize the symptoms. Here are a few…

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