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Cane, Walker, or Scooter – How Can You Tell Which is Best for Your Dad?

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Aug 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Cane, Walker, or Scooter – How Can You Tell Which is Best for Your Dad?
Senior Care in Vestavia Hills AL: Cane, Walker, or Scooter?

Senior Care in Vestavia Hills AL: Your dad has problems getting around both inside and outside the house. You know help is needed, but how do you know which mobility aid is best?

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Helping Seniors Leave a Legacy

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Aug 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Helping Seniors Leave a Legacy
Caregiver in Gardendale AL: Leaving a Legacy

Caregiver in Gardendale AL: August is What Will Be Your Legacy Month, a month to reflect on your life and how it might affect those who come after you. Considering the legacy of a life becomes more important as a person ages.

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No Garden? No Problem! Grow Veggies in Containers

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Aug 15, 2017 | Comments Off on No Garden? No Problem! Grow Veggies in Containers

Elderly Care in Vestavia Hills AL: Starting a container garden just requires some containers, a sunny spot, soil, and seeds or plants. Your parent’s elderly care provider could help by driving your parent to a gardening supply store to pick up everything they need.

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Your Parent is Diabetic – Does that Mean All Sugar is Off Limits?

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Aug 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Your Parent is Diabetic – Does that Mean All Sugar is Off Limits?
Elder Care in Homewood AL: Diabetes and Sugar

Elder Care in Homewood AL: People once believed that consuming too much sugar caused diabetes. It is true that there seems to be a link between drinking sugary beverages and type 2 diabetes, but obesity is the biggest risk factor for the disease.

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Tips for Helping Your Parent Live on a Fixed Income

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Aug 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Tips for Helping Your Parent Live on a Fixed Income
Home Care in Gardendale AL: Living on a Fixed Income

Home Care in Gardendale AL: There are many things you can do to help your parent live within their means, and many of them are very simple. Remember that small savings can add up over the year. Here are some ideas to save your parent some money.

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3 Tips for Picnic Safety with Aging Loved Ones

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jul 25, 2017 | Comments Off on 3 Tips for Picnic Safety with Aging Loved Ones
Caregiver in Vestavia Hills AL: Picnic Safety Tips

Caregiver in Vestavia Hills AL: Not only are picnics a wonderful outdoor excursion that just about any senior can do, they provide a lot of physical and mental health benefits. As long as family caregivers like you follow these 3 basic health and safety tips, your aging loved one can enjoy a picnic week after week.

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Is Your Mom Really Ready for a Cat?

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jul 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Is Your Mom Really Ready for a Cat?
Elderly Care in Birmingham AL: Is Mom Ready for a Cat?

Elderly Care in Birmingham AL: Studies find that owning a pet benefits a senior citizen by providing companionship, but there are negatives, too. Dogs require daily walks outside and must be picked up after when the dog goes to the bathroom. This makes cats the more appealing option for seniors.

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Why Isn’t My Dad Eating Properly?

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jul 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Why Isn’t My Dad Eating Properly?
Senior Care in Pelham AL: Why Isn't My Dad Eating Properly?

Senior Care in Pelham AL: How foods taste depends on both the sense of smell and taste. As you age, your taste bud cells die and do not regenerate as fast as they once did. You also lose some of your sense of smell with old age.

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What Are the Stages of ALS?

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jul 5, 2017 | Comments Off on What Are the Stages of ALS?
Home Care in Trussville AL: The Stages of ALS

Home Care in Trussville AL: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is sometimes better known as Lou Gherig’s disease. It is a disease that affects the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movements.

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What is Sundowning?

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jun 27, 2017 | Comments Off on What is Sundowning?
Caregiver in Pelham AL: What is Sundowning?

Caregiver in Pelham AL: Alzheimer’s patients often show signs of sundowning in the moderate stages of Alzheimer’s. As the sun goes down, the Alzheimer’s patient struggles more with cognitive skills than during the rest of the day.

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