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Posts by Greg Banks

Ways Seniors Can Get in Better Physical Shape Through Exercise

In his youth, John was once a physically active individual. He played sports, kept up with his weight training, exercised regularly, and had a pretty good diet. As he got older, though, things changed, as they do so often for many of us. A change in diet, even subtly so, lays the groundwork for more changes in the future. Before he realized it, he was considered a ‘senior’ and his physical conditioning was, as he would estimate, atrocious. When he was hospitalized, he knew recovery was going to take longer than it should have, mostly because he had given up on regular exercises.

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A Senior Needing Help May Be Ornery, but It Could Be Due to a Loss of Control: As a Caregiver, This Can Increase Stress

A Senior Needing Help May Be Ornery, but It Could Be Due to a Loss of Control: As a Caregiver, This Can Increase Stress

Jared is not the kind of man who had been accustomed to asking for help. He was a fiercely independent person who took care of his family, was there for his friends whenever they needed help, and was a great shoulder to lean on. In his 80s, he was having extreme difficulty with mobility, doing various tasks around the house, maintaining his home, and even going shopping. He asked an adult child in the area for help, and though he didn’t consider her a caregiver, that’s exactly what she became.

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Forgetfulness Can Be Dangerous for Seniors Beyond Just Getting Lost

Senior Home Safety in Galloway, NJ: Forgetfulness Can Be Dangerous for Seniors Beyond Just Getting Lost

Senior Home Safety in Galloway, NJ: Many times, when people are overwhelmed with stress and anxiety, either due to health issues, financial circumstances, or other factors, they may have a tendency to become more forgetful. They get distracted. Their mind is on other things as opposed to the tasks they’re trying to accomplish at any given time. When this happens, it can pose certain challenges and for elderly men and women and they can become a safety issue.

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Just How Much Does Your Elderly Parent Understand About Home Care Options?

Home Care Options for Seniors in Galloway NJ: Just How Much Does Your Elderly Parent Understand About Home Care Options?

Home Care Options for Seniors in Galloway NJ: Your mother is ‘getting up there in age.’ It’s not easy to witness the challenges she’s facing at this moment. You’ve been doing whatever you can to help, but your time is extremely limited. She’s asking you for more and more assistance but you have to refuse. Still, that doesn’t seem to stop the phone from ringing off the hook. You want to talk about home care options with her, but you just don’t know how that conversation will go over.

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Depression May Affect Recovery and Hospital Readmissions

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Galloway NJ: Depression May Affect Recovery and Hospital Readmissions

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Galloway NJ: When was the last time you experienced depression? Just about everyone will be able to recognize what certain depressive symptoms can feel like. This doesn’t mean every single person in the United States has dealt with clinical depression because that is something else, but depressive symptoms or mild depression can be caused by stress, anxiety, changes in a relationship, the loss of a job, and much more.

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The Argumentative Senior: When Alzheimer’s Affects Everything

The Argumentative Senior: When Alzheimer’s Affects Everything

Alzheimer’s Care Galloway NJ: Some people have a tendency to be argumentative about almost every situation in life. They are argumentative in their teenage years, young adult life, middle-age, and as they approach retirement. Some things never change, but for the average senior who may be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, even if they had a wonderful temperament during life, things can change as a result of the disease.

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Three Warning Signs Dad Doesn’t Take His Safety Seriously Enough

Senior Safety Galloway NJ: Three Warning Signs Dad Doesn’t Take His Safety Seriously Enough

Senior Safety Galloway NJ: As your father has gotten older you’ve worried about his safety. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to take it that seriously, not nearly as much as you do. Sometimes, though, it can be difficult to figure out whether a parent or other family member is taking their health and well-being seriously enough.

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Is Mom Really Okay at Home Alone? Or Would Help Be Better?

Caregiver Stress Galloway NJ: Is Mom Really Okay at Home Alone? Or Would Help Be Better?

Caregiver Stress Galloway NJ: Your elderly mother has been calling you for help more and more frequently. You want to be there for her, so you never think twice about going over there to assist her, either to get something from the store, to do laundry, clean the house, get something down from the attic or up from the basement, or anything else. You certainly haven’t thought of home care options for her, but what you need to evaluate is whether or not she is actually benefiting from your support or if she is still at risk.

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