23Feb, 2018

Tips On How to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

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Heart disease, heart attacks and strokes are a leading cause of death in many Americans today. The good part about this is that any cardiovascular disease is  always preventable. A lot of the changes you need to make include in your regular diet and lifestyle. According to The New York Times,  Anahad O’Connor writes, “a committee of experts with the American Heart Association came up with a strategic plan to reduce cardiovascular disease in the United States.” Here are just a couple great and easy tips to get your started! […]
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15Feb, 2018

Learn How to Stay Active While Fighting Arthritis

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Arthritis effects every 1 and 5 adults in United States, and more women than men. Having joint pain day in and day out can affect your daily life and decrease the amount of physical activity that you are doing.  When dealing with Arthritis pain most suffers tend to avoid as much activity as they might feel moving those joints can cause more pain and make it worse. The opposite is actually true. Our joints need to move and when they move they are lubricated, which in time helps them benefit […]
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1Feb, 2018

Explore Innovative Medical Alert Systems

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In this day and age, we are always changing and creating new and improved ways of living out our daily lives. Such as tracking your health, keeping you safe at home and being connected to your loved ones every day. With there being so many different resources to feel connected and safe, as we age those resources can become lost in translations to seniors.Maybe not even feeling comfortable with using so many different devices to help you out, can be overwhelming.  A medical alert system is a valuable investment for any […]
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26Jan, 2018

How You Can Start Preventing Alzheimer’s Starting Today

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 In a recent Ted Talk by neurosciences and author of ‘Still Alice’, Lisa Genova talks about one of the major causes of Alzheimer disease. The gradual build-up of amyloid beta plaque in the brains neurotransmitters called the synapse One of the main transmitters of the brain, where we see, think, hear, feel and remember. As mentioned by Lisa Genova, she states that “the way we live can influence the accumulation of amyloid plaques. So, there are things we can do to delay reaching that tipping point”. What scientists believe could […]
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18Jan, 2018

The Benefits of a Caregiver by Your Side

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You may have noticed a change or a decline in your loved one’s health and well being. You think hiring a caregiver would be the best option to assist for the times you are not there. The only problem is and what we as a home care agency have seen are a lot are the seniors not agreeing to the help. This can be a difficult hurdle to jump past for many families, but what many people fail to see are the positives to hiring a caregiver through an agency. […]
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12Jan, 2018

2018 New Year Resolutions for Seniors

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As we come close to completing 2 weeks of the new year, have you begun the plan to bettering yourself this year? You may have thought about it sure and made your resolutions in your head, but let’s face it you never completed your resolutions from 2017, 2016 and dare I say it, 2015. According to Forbes more than 40% of us Americans maybe New Years Resolutions and only 8% of us actually keep it! Reason behind this could be that you set too many or even get derailed by […]
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6Sep, 2017

Helping Your Picky Eater Seniors Maintain a Healthy Diet

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Keeping healthy as one ages can be a daily battle and with juggling doctor appointments and managing new and changing prescriptions, dietary issues are sometimes the last to be addressed. The National Institutes of Health recommend a diet of high quality, nutrient dense foods as the nutritional needs of the elderly change with increasing age. Health problems such diabetes, decreased kidney function and/or cardiovascular disease can mean dietary changes that limit the foods that a senior has been accustomed to eating his entire life. Also certain medications inhibit the absorption […]
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23Aug, 2017

Learn How you Can Lower the Risk of Falling for Seniors

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It would seem natural that as people get older and less active, they also reduce their risk for activity based injuries. After all, most seniors don’t do a lot of risky running, jumping, and climbing that can result in dangerous falls, but they don’t have to. As the body slows down, so too does the ability to control your knees and hips and many seniors face instability even while limiting their activities to walking carefully. Falling is, in fact, the leading cause of injuries in seniors which explains why fall prevention […]
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16Aug, 2017

Benefits of Music therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are difficult conditions that make it hard for people to communicate and participate in many everyday activities. Very often, people who suffer from these illnesses have difficulty with words and verbal communication. Music therapy is often an effective way to reach such people, giving them a non-verbal way to communicate. Both listening to music and playing instruments provide Alzheimer’s and dementia patients with a rewarding and creative outlet. Let’s look at some of the benefits of music therapy for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. How Music Therapy […]
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9Aug, 2017

Digital technology is keeping pace when it comes to improving senior care

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In 2016 the leading edge of the Baby Boomers began celebrating their 70th birthday. More often than not,”Aging in Place” resonates as the anthem of “Boomers”. Technology, specifically digital technology, is a viable means of  preserving continued independence for senior adults, and the list of available helpful gadgets continues to grow. Wearable devices, smart phones,and tablets significantly contribute to the health and well-being of today’s senior adults. This fact is no longer questionable; data-driven analytics help seniors, caregivers and concerned family members closely monitor healthcare issues such as medication management, blood pressure,and diabetes. Seniors are beginning to realize the importance […]
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