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Our posts feature helpful advice and resources for both caregivers and aging seniors. They may be able to provide you with the answers you’ve been searching for, or point you in the right direction to find them.

Hydration is Especially Important During the Summer

Summer can be a fun and exciting season, but it's crucial to stay hydrated, especially for seniors. As we age, our bodies lose their ability to conserve water, and our sense of thirst becomes less acute. This makes older adults more susceptible to dehydration, which can lead to serious health issues such as heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and urinary tract infections. Are you worried about yourself or a loved one not receiving adequate hydration during the summer months? Experience peace of mind with our team of compassionate and skilled professionals. Together, we can make this summer a time of safety, health, and lasting happiness. Call 623-934-2722 to learn more about Desert Care Management and find out how we help seniors receive the specialized attention they deserve for optimal hydration, health condition management, and overall well-being.

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Summertime Travel with Dementia

The summer season is a great time for vacations and weekend getaways, but for those traveling with a family member who has dementia, it can be challenging. However, by planning ahead and following some essential tips, you can make the trip go smoothly. Discover strategies for traveling with a family member who has dementia and make your next vacation a success.

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What is an Aging Life Care Manager and How Can They Help?

May is Aging Life Care Month, a time to recognize the importance of caring for aging loved ones and the role of Aging Life Care Managers in providing expert guidance and support. As we age, managing our health and well-being can become more complex, but with the help of an Aging Life Care Manager, you can navigate the challenges with ease and ensure that you or your loved one receives the best care possible. Learn how Desert Care Management can assist you and your aging loved ones in creating a personalized care plan that meets your unique needs.

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Nutritional Tips for People Ages 60+

Our bodies go through many subtle but significant transformations as we age, leaving us with a different set of needs and abilities. While some of these changes can take place over time without our notice, others are more obvious. Healthy aging entails multiple aspects, among them eating right, exercising regularly and preventing mental decline. Older adults often experience a decline in nutritional needs and proper nutrition is vital to maintaining good health. Luckily, there are steps you can take to address your nutritional needs as you age.

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Living a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Did you know February is Heart Health Awareness Month? That makes it the perfect time to raise awareness about heart disease, and share tips for a heart healthy lifestyle. In most cases, heart disease is preventable through making simple modifications to daily life.

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Urinary Tract Infections Should Not Be Ignored

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are the most common bacterial infection in older adults, affecting women more often than men. Typically, they can be treated effectively with antibiotics once diagnosed, but particularly in seniors, they are not always identified or treated quickly.

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Gifts for People with Dementia

Giving a gift to a person with dementia doesn’t have to be difficult and there are many items specifically designed for the cognitively impaired. Read on for partial list of items that may be a good choice for your loved one.

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The Holidays with Dementia

The holiday season can be an exciting and joyful time, but can also bring stress, disappointment, or sadness for those with dementia or Alzheimer's and their caregivers. The good news is, while the holidays may look or feel different this year, it's still possible to create special, meaningful memories with your aging loved ones.

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