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By Darlene Ortiz, 8:00 am on June 8, 2015

A silent stroke is when the blood suddenly stops flowing to the brain. In many cases, the senior is completely unaware that anything has even taken place because there are so few outward symptoms when a silent stroke is occurring. It is also possible to experience a silent stroke while…

By Darlene Ortiz, 8:00 am on May 25, 2015

Although some seniors must pay special attention to the diet due to high blood pressure or digestive problems, that does not mean they cannot enjoy a delicious meal. Salt can often be replaced with delicious herbs that add flavor and additional health benefits. The in-home caregivers from Home Care Assistance…

By Darlene Ortiz, 8:00 am on May 18, 2015

Since the benefits of regular meditation are so great, an increasing number of seniors are becoming interested in the practice. As with any new activity, meditating may seem daunting at first, but it’s actually quite simple, and anyone can do it. Here are a few tips from Jefferson County in-home…

By Darlene Ortiz, 8:00 am on May 11, 2015

The actual process of filing taxes isn’t always fun, but the tax return at the end of the season often makes up for the headaches. If your have an aging parent or loved one who received a tax return this year, encourage them to use it in a smart and…

By Darlene Ortiz, 8:00 am on May 4, 2015

When a parent, grandparent, or family member is diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you want to do everything in your power to ensure his or her safety, health, happiness, and quality of life. Fortunately, there are many resources, ranging from online support groups to in-home care in Jefferson County, to help you…

By Darlene Ortiz, 8:00 am on April 27, 2015

More than 36 million older adults experience some degree of hearing loss. In fact, it is one of the most common conditions affecting seniors. If you provide home care for an aging parent or love one, and his or her doctor has recommended a hearing aid, learn about the different…

By Darlene Ortiz, 8:00 am on April 20, 2015

As men and women grow older, the importance of following up with a medical professional after being discharged from the hospital or receiving a treatment cannot be overlooked. If you have an aging parent or loved one who has a number of follow-up appointments in the upcoming weeks or months,…

By Darlene Ortiz, 8:00 am on April 13, 2015

Not being able or wanting to eat foods is common among seniors with Alzheimer’s. For instance, a senior may not get vital vitamins and nutrients because a sensory or motor issue impedes their ability to eat independently. A senior might also be experiencing a lack of appetite as the result…

By Darlene Ortiz, 9:54 pm on April 6, 2015

In 15 years, research shows that about one in four adults within the state of Colorado will be over the age of 60. The Strategic Planning Group on Aging in Colorado has recognized this drastic demographic shift, and is currently creating a comprehensive action plan that outlines how the state…

By Darlene Ortiz, 8:00 am on March 30, 2015

Being the primary caregiver for a senior loved one is an enormous responsibility. If you are facing this important task alone, you are probably doing everything in your power to keep your aging loved one happy and healthy. Because you’re so busy taking care of someone else, you might be…