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Influenza and pneumonia are especially common in seniors during colder months. Some symptoms are similar to those of the common cold, and can be mistaken for the super flu. We share key signs of pneumonia and influenza, and how to prevent symptoms.
Seniors can sustain falls and and hyperthermia in cold weather. A professional caregiver must provide seniors with relevant supports and aid to protect seniors from harsh winters. We consider how the cold affects seniors, and various tips to keep seniors safe during colder months.
Seniors' protein needs can be met through creating a detailed diet plan. While meat is a great source of protein, alternatives in the form of beans and nuts can be supplemented to help meet their daily needs. We consider key tips for caregivers to help meet seniors' protein needs.
It can be hard to keep a positive attitude as a full-time caregiver. Looming burnout, grief, and fatigue can cause you to feel restless and angry, Caregivers must take time out of their day to participate in self-care and practice self-love. We share key tips to help caregivers stay positive during hard times.
Getting gifts for your elderly loved ones may feel like a daunting task. Seniors cherish gifts that offer sentimental value and bring them closer to their loved ones. We share some of the best Christmas ideas for seniors that will surely bring a smile to their faces this holiday season.
Help your elderly loved ones feel included during the holiday season with senior-friendly winter activities. Cooking with family or knitting with friends are great past times for the elderly during colder months. We share some fun holiday activities for seniors and their loved ones.
As winter arrives, families and professional caregivers must take extra precautions to protect seniors from harsh weather conditions. Everything from icy driveways to chilly winds can cause serious harm if seniors are left unprotected. We share some winter key tips to helps to protect seniors.
Seniors are at risk of developing heart diseases, such as coronary artery disease (CAD), cardiomyopathy, and arrhythmia. Older loved ones must undergo regular screening to detect cardiovascular diseases. We share some of the most common types of cardiovascular diseases in the elderly.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects seniors more during the colder months, when they are required to stay inside the house more. Seniors may begin showing signs of depression and report feeling lonely. We share major signs of the disorder to help families recognize when their aging loved one is need of support.

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