January 16th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized
Has your senior loved one had a stroke? Are you looking for ways to prevent a stroke from occurrence or reoccurrence? While there is no way to completely eliminate a stroke, it is important to see that your elderly loved ones get the best care possible and that they look after themselves. Read on to find out some tips to help you prevent your loved one from suffering the agony and long-lasting health effects of a stroke.
Check That Blood Pressure at the Door!
Blood pressure is a trigger for stokes and as such it must be maintained in order to prevent or lower the patients risk of a stroke. Some good ways to lower blood pressure are to lower your stress levels, reduce your intake of bad foods like salt, cease smoking and get active. Senior citizens are often known to be inactive, due in part to pre-existing health concerns but with help and encouragement they can get active.
Roll Away That Spare Tire!
Obesity or excess weight is a trigger for strokes and can lead to a wide variety of other medical problems. Change your diet and make sure it is varied and includes all of the food groups in the correct moderation. With increased weight loss, your loved one will decrease their stroke risks and might even have a little more energy.
Have One Less Sherry.
Studies show that a drink in moderation (as in one a day) can help decrease the risk of stroke but if you drink too much you run the risk of a stroke. Drink in moderation for a better outlook on life.
Are You a Snorer or Is It Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea, if untreated, can significantly increase the risk of a stroke. If you suspect you or your loved one has sleep apnea, then please do not wait to get it treated. Addressing problems at the earliest stage is the best defense you have against stroke.
The Watchful Eye of Assisted Living
You can help stop unhealthy eating and aid in the fight to quit smoking, but you can’t always be there 24/7. With the help of assisted living, your loved one can be supported and monitored so that in the case of a stroke, there can be a quick action and a positive outcome. Contact us today to learn more about our assisted living options.