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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…

By Darlene Ortiz, 8:00 am on March 23, 2015

The link between the body and the mind is a strong connection that can be harnessed to produce positive physical responses. Many people have found that practicing and fine-tuning specific exercises can help alleviate problems associated with: The immune system Pain Insomnia Anxiety As a Jefferson County home care provider…

By Darlene Ortiz, 8:00 am on March 16, 2015

If someone you love has Parkinson’s disease, then you likely understand the number of symptoms and the ways in which these symptoms can impact day-to-day life. Chronic pain is among one of the chief complaints, and dental pain is certainly no exception. Today, the Jefferson County elder care specialists from…

By Darlene Ortiz, 8:00 am on March 9, 2015

When hiring a caregiver for an aging parent or loved one, families are often focused on the skills of the caregiver, his or her work experience, personality and availability. What most people rarely think about are the tax obligations of hiring a private caregiver privately. Families who do not hire…

By Darlene Ortiz, 8:00 am on February 23, 2015

Potassium is an essential macronutrient that helps support many vital functions in the body. It plays a major role in the synthesis of proteins, supporting the skeletal system, electrolyte balance and the electrical activity in the heart. In fact, a recent study has shown that one of the most important…

By Darlene Ortiz, 8:00 am on February 16, 2015

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which ranks as the fourth most common cause of death in the United States, can be difficult to definitively diagnose. The disease, which is characterized by the progressive onset of dementia, causes an individual to exhibit a number of symptoms ranging from confusion and forgetfulness to changes…

By Darlene Ortiz, 8:00 am on February 9, 2015

Who wants to wake up every morning with nothing to do and no place to go? When adults reach retirement age and beyond, having a sense of purpose is a necessary component to enable them to lead happy, healthy lives. In fact, studies show that being responsible for something outside…

By Darlene Ortiz, 5:34 pm on February 2, 2015

February isn’t just for lovers. It’s also the time to love your heart because it is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular conditions, including heart disease and high blood pressure, is the #1 killer of men and women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While…