Author Archives: Sarah Hennen

How to Protect Seniors From Frostbite

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How to Protect Seniors from Frostbite | Vista Prairie Blog

It’s been a bone-chilling winter here in the Midwest, with average temperatures well below zero. Extreme cold can pose serious threats, especially for seniors who account for more than half of cold-related injuries like frostbite. Take a look at our tips on how to keep your loved ones protected this winter season.

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Flu and Cold Prevention for Seniors

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Tips for Caring for Parents with Alzheimer's

Winter is here, and so is the dreadful cold and flu season. Getting a cold or the flu is an unpleasant experience for everyone, but especially effects seniors who may be highly susceptible to illness. Education and preventative measures are key to staying happy and healthy this winter season.

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Summer Sun Safety Tips for Seniors

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Summer Sun Safety Tips for Seniors

By the time summer finally rolls around, you’re antsy to get outdoors and replenish your vitamin D after the long Minnesota winter. Daily doses of sunshine are crucial to mental and physical wellbeing. Exposure to sunlight boosts serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, sleep, memory, and appetite. Sunshine also strengthens your immune system and can lower blood pressure. However, overexposure can be harmful. But as long as you keep a few simple precautions in mind, you can enjoy the summer sunshine carefree.

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Memory Skills: 5 Strategies to Improve Your Memory

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When you’re suffering from memory loss, it can be easy to feel helpless. Whether it’s the name of your neighbor’s dog, what you need from the grocery store, or where you went on family vacation when you were 12, it’s disconcerting to forget something you used to recall effortlessly. At Vista Prairie, we know how troubling those moments can feel. We’ve put together a list of strategies you can use to improve your ability to recall information you gather throughout the day.

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What’s Cooking: Strawberry Shortcake

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There are few things more delicious than sinking your teeth into the cool sweetness of a fresh strawberry on a warm summer evening. Served with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream or just sprinkled with sugar, strawberries are a tasty, summery treat. They’re only in season for a few more short weeks, so now is the time to fill your menu with all things strawberry. Try this recipe for one of our favorite classic strawberry desserts: Strawberry Shortcake. We hope you enjoy!

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