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3 Home Maintenance Tasks to Do in the Spring – and 3 You Shouldn’t Do

Is your senior loved one excited to tackle spring cleaning? If so, you can help them clean and de-clutter their home safely and effectively this spring. Read on as Griswold Home Care of Clarkston, provider of home assistance for seniors, shares the do’s and don’ts of spring cleaning for seniors. DO: Organize the Wardrobe Cleaning…

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Tips to Create an Elderly-Accessible Garden

Gardening provides numerous physical and mental health benefits for seniors. But if your elderly loved one has mobility issues, they might feel like gardening is unsafe or too difficult for them. The good news is that gardening can be done safely no matter your age or level of mobility! Here are a few things you…

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Why Older Adults Are at Greater Risk for Drug Interactions

More than 50% of senior citizens take more than five medications or supplements at a time, according to a report by the University of Chicago Medical Center. Because seniors are taking more medications than ever before, the risk of harmful drug interactions has also increased. In today’s post, Griswold Home Care of Clarkston, your local…

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3 Tasty Ways to Add More Fruits and Veggies to Your Diet

It’s not hard to understand why most Americans don’t eat enough fruits and veggies (the recommended amount is seven portions per day). Who wants to eat spinach and kale when you could enjoy a heaping bowl of pasta bolognaise or a pizza? Everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are good for you, but incorporating them…

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Holiday Grief: How to Enjoy the Holidays After Losing a Spouse

The holidays are an incredibly emotional time for anyone dealing with loss. If your senior loved one has recently become a widow or widower, you are probably struggling with how to help them find joy in the season – or even just get through it. In today’s post, Griswold Home Care of Clarkston, your trusted…

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Holiday Travel Tips for Seniors

For an elderly person, travel brings a host of challenges that are amplified at the holidays. A senior who is traveling to visit loved ones during the holiday season may feel so overwhelmed by the upcoming trip that what should be a joyful occasion instead becomes clouded by anxiety and stress. If you have an…

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How to Talk to a Senior Parent About Downsizing

For many seniors, the mere thought of moving out of the home they’ve lived in for decades into a smaller living space evokes complicated emotions. As the adult child of an elderly parent, you may find it difficult to broach this subject with your loved one—even though you know it’s a topic that needs to…

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Be Aware of Physical Conditions That Lead to Falls

  Falls Prevention Awareness Day is observed on – naturally – the first day of fall. On September 22, seniors and their families are encouraged to consider the ways in which they might make their lifestyles and homes safer from falls. Easy fixes around the house, including better lighting and no-slip mats, can reduce everyday…

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6 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers are beginning to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, its causes and its possible cures. But as with most diseases, early detection is still key to effective treatment. It’s important to stay vigilant for the earliest indicators of Alzheimer’s, which include: Memory Loss That Causes Disruptions to Daily Life While it’s typical to sometimes forget…

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