For many, the winter season is a time of joy and family togetherness. But if you are older and living alone, there is need for a extra cheerfulness and friendship. Do you have an older relative who celebrates at this time of year and may need some extra companionship right now?
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First, ask why you are stressed. Stress factors can affect memory, too. Lack of sufficient sleep can impact memory.
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Ella Baily is fulfilling her bucket list:
“Having been alive for precisely a century, this 100-year-old…Read More
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"There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers." – Rosalyn Carter
By 2030 there are projected to be 70 million people over 65 in…Read More
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There is no known cure or proven way to prevent Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Research does suggest, though, that a person who plays music may help delay symptoms of dementia and help the brain resist this damage as they age.
The Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Journal reports on research by…Read More
As people start to move a little slower, take a while in recollecting their thoughts, and watch technology pass them by, are we really bound by these myths? Here are some rewritten "myths" to replace the old ones.
Time to stop…Read More
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Show her pictures of people who will be visiting and talk about them. You could do this…Read More
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After a disaster is over, recovery comes with a wide range of emotions. If you are caring for someone who is recovering from an accident, a hospital visit, or catastrophic news of an unexpected type, the simple role of being a caregiver can turn quite difficult.
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Some folks know what they like and they like what they know. They like being at home and don't want to leave. Is this the case for you, or for your parents?
The question is: how do you help to enable them to stay at home as long as possible?
Today, as we hear of celebrities with Parkinson's, like Michal J. Fox, coming out of retirement and going back to a new television show, we can feel the hope of new cures and new research. If we discover new cures, then early diagnosis becomes even more important.
One of the projects begun last year is well underway to develop an early system of diagnosis for Parkinsons. Dr. Max Little and other researchers at MIT began the Parkinson’s Voice Initiative last year and easily met…Read More
We know that taking on a new role of being a primary caregiver for an elderly or sick individual is difficult. Basically, around the clock, you are now thinking of someone else and not yourself. The person you are supporting has needs that come…Read More
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Are you in your fifties or older and in need of new friends? Sometimes we move for jobs or family situations, and there we are, beginning in a new city or state. Did you relocate? What do you do first?
Having a Strong Social Network Improves Overall…Read More
Added by Jaleh Neshat on September 28, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments
Remember how you used to laugh so easily as a child. As you age you can also lose that joy. Keep happy and keep smiling. Here are some questions to get you thinking about changes you could make to help you be a little happier.
Take our little quiz and see if any of these answers fit or give you…Read More
1. Is the company responsive, informative and professional?
2. Are the caregivers screened, bonded and insured?
3. Does the…Read More
Remember, “An Apple a Day”? Now its 7 a day!
If you knew a few simple things you could do, could add to your life, to help you live healthier, would you? We’re not talking here about what to leave out or things you must deprive yourself of. This is just a simple list. Add them if you wish. Check with your doctor of course and about your allergies. We just think they could help maintain your health if you add them to your daily or weekly plans.
On July 30, 2013 Medicare turned 48. Signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 as part of his Great Society platform, it brought health insurance to the other half of the older adults who could not afford or access health insurance services.
Home Care…Read More
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It seems there are studies almost every year that continue to support these claims. Techniques are taught at more than 200 hospitals around the country to…Read More
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August is National Eye Exam Month!
Rather than presuming elderly eyesight deterioration is a must for your senior family member, make sure you all…
Added by Jaleh Neshat on August 24, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Have you or an elderly family member experienced any of these common conditions associated with poor sleep: dementia, restless leg syndrome, snoring and sleep apnea? This new publication may offer you some valuable ideas for changing a problem pattern.
“Home Care Assistance knows the…Read More
We are more than our bodies. Why think that just keeping a body healthy and functioning is enough as we age? We spent our lives stimulating our brains, thinking, communicating, and learning. Why stop now?
“A study published on July 3 in Neurology Magazine found that reading,…Read More
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