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Dangers of the Summer Sun on Elderly, and How to Protect Yourself from It

Summer is a time that many people look forward to all year long thanks to its warmth, sunshine, and activities that follow. While it is fun in the sun, the sun can lead to some serious health issues that are dangerous to elders. At Freedom Home Care, we want to inform you all about the dangers of sun and provide ways how you and your loved ones can enjoy the summer, while staying safe. Find out below! Hotter months like July and August can cause thousands of heat-related illnesses where seniors are among the most vulnerable. One of the main
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Tips for Feeling Safe When Visiting Businesses as Illinois Enters Phase 3

As Illinois makes its way into phase three of re-opening the state, there are some important tips on how to prevent you and your loved ones from getting sick when going to newly re-opened businesses, restaurants, and stores. We at Freedom Home Care have listed ways you can feel safe when traveling outside. Check it out below! What you need to know before going out: Stay at home if you are feeling sick or have a high temperature Wear a cloth face covering when going inside establishments or running errands Use social distancing by staying at least 6-feet away from
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Are Alzheimer’s and COVID-19 Linked?

With the recent spread of COVID-19, people are starting to ask, is the Alzheimer’s gene tied to a higher risk of getting coronavirus? Our staff at Freedom Home Care has looked into studies discussing it. From the studies that have been conducted, here is what doctors and universities have to say. The APOE ε4 gene variant that gives people a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s has been found to link to COVID-19. A study showed that carrying two copies of the variant, APOE4, could make people two times as likely to develop a severe form of the disease, same which
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How to Celebrate Father’s Day at a Distance

We know just how difficult it might be to not be able to be with your father on father’s day this year. While you might not be able to see him in person, we at Freedom Home Care have put together ways you and your family can celebrate online this year. Celebrating Father’s Day at a Distance Things that you might have done in the past with your dad might not be possible. These things could be golfing, having a BBQ, or going to the movies. With the current pandemic, it’s important to discover new ways of celebrating Father’s Day at
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7 Ways to Thank Your Caregiver for Everything They Do

If you have a caregiver that takes care of you or a loved one, they work tirelessly to help your family. They put you or your family member before themselves. It can be a great idea to thank them for all they do. If you are looking for some ways to thank your caregiver, you can check out some ideas below. Ways to Thank Your Caregiver Thank You Notes – Something as simple as a handwritten thank you note can show your appreciation for all that your caregiver does for you or your loved one. Share a Laugh Together –
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How to Make a Homemade Face Mask

With the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of questions about how to keep yourself safe and prevent the spread of the virus. The CDC has come out to say that people should wear face masks or cloth face coverings to help keep themselves and others safer when they go out. You can learn more about why this is important below, and you can learn how to make a homemade face mask for yourself or your loved ones. According to the Center for Disease Control or CDC, wearing a cloth face mask can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, particularly
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4 Easy Ways to Stay Connected to Your Senior Loved Ones During COVID-19

The world is an unusual and scary place with the COVID-19 pandemic going on. However, it is times like these that we remember what is truly important in life. Truly important things are the people in our lives, the friends, family, and other loved ones that we care so much about. However, many of us are cut off physically from those loved ones during this pandemic. That does not mean that we can’t stay in touch. We can still interact with those we love, even our senior loved ones. 4 ways to stay connected during COVID-19 Call Often – Many
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Nutrition for Seniors

Let’s face it, many of us struggle to eat healthy. Most of us want to feel fit and look good, but we struggle to make the right healthy eating choices, or we may not even know what those choices are. Particularly if you are an older adult, you will have heard all different things about how to eat healthy, and it can be confusing. We want to help make things easier and more understandable with a few healthy eating tips for seniors below. Healthy Eating Tips Eat a Variety of Foods – When people talk about eating healthy, one thing
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How to Monitor Your Caffeine Intake

A delicious hot cup of coffee can be a great way to start the day. It can also be great to grab a cup of coffee with friends and chat about anything and everything. However, while coffee can be delicious, and it can give you a jolt of energy, it is important to monitor your caffeine intake. Below, you can learn more about how to do so. Why should you monitor your caffeine intake? Caffeine can be good for your body in many ways, but too much coffee can pose problems for your health and well-being. Someone who has lots
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Fruits and Veggies May Lower Alzheimer’s

We always hear from doctors and loved ones that we should eat healthy. Eating healthy can help a person avoid sickness and major health problems, and recent evidence suggests that eating healthy can also lower risks of Alzheimer’s. Learn more about this below. Eating your fruits and veggies is not just for improved physical health, but healthy eating can also help your cognitive health because it can lower your risk of getting Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia, which means it involves memory loss and cognitive struggles. This type of health issue gets worse over time so that the
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