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After Visits, Family Wonder About Alzheimer’s Disease

The holidays are over and everything is getting back to normal – except, in the back of your mind, linger some nagging worries concerning one of the elderly relatives you visited. You wonder if this loved one could be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Maybe you’ve shared your concerns with other family members, but [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:41-06:00February 15th, 2017|Alzheimer’s|Comments Off on After Visits, Family Wonder About Alzheimer’s Disease

Resolve to Save Energy—and Money—in 2017

Was “save money” on your list of New Year’s resolutions this year? There are all sorts of ways to spend less that can that add up to big savings—and one of those things can benefit not only our wallet, but also the environment. […]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:41-06:00February 1st, 2017|Elder Care|Comments Off on Resolve to Save Energy—and Money—in 2017

For Seniors and Family Caregivers: Three Great Wellness Resolutions for 2017

This is the time of year when we take stock of the previous year, and make note of changes we’d like to make in our lives. Maybe your list of resolutions includes ways to improve your financial health, such as saving more and spending less. Maybe you’d like to improve yourself in other ways—volunteering more, [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:41-06:00January 18th, 2017|healthcare, Home Health Care|Comments Off on For Seniors and Family Caregivers: Three Great Wellness Resolutions for 2017

Understanding the Changes of Alzheimer’s Disease

While many people think of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia as primarily affecting person’s memory and thinking, family who are providing care for these loved ones quickly realize that one of the greatest challenges is the behavior changes that can occur as the disease progresses. It’s difficult, for instance, to not take a [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:41-06:00January 4th, 2017|Alzheimer’s, Dementia|Comments Off on Understanding the Changes of Alzheimer’s Disease

‘Tis the Season … to Practice Decorating Safety!

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that each year during the holiday season, 15,000 people rush to the emergency department due to injuries involving decorating. Falling from a ladder or stepping on broken ornaments may be funny in holiday movies, but in real life, these and similar mishaps result in visits to the [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:41-06:00December 21st, 2016|Home Safety|Comments Off on ‘Tis the Season … to Practice Decorating Safety!

Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Brain

As we grow older, we tend to worry about our memory and thinking. We hear so much about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia, and chances are we have friends and loved ones who have been touched by one of these conditions. Some people even believe that memory loss is inevitable—that they will surely become “senile” [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:41-06:00December 7th, 2016|Elder Care|Comments Off on Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Brain

Holiday Tips for People With Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month. Is it ironic or intentional that this recognition should fall at the beginning of the holiday season, when temptations abound, and travel disrupts our care routine? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that having diabetes shouldn’t stop you from enjoying holiday celebrations and travel. With some planning [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:41-06:00November 9th, 2016|Elder Care, health|Comments Off on Holiday Tips for People With Diabetes

Don’t Fall for Disaster Fraud

Steve saw Mom at her computer with her credit card out. “What are you doing?” he asked. Mom had a sad look on her face. “I’m making a donation to a charity that’s helping the Christians who are being persecuted by ISIS,” she said. Steve looked at the email Mom had received; the sender had [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:41-06:00October 19th, 2016|Elder Care|Comments Off on Don’t Fall for Disaster Fraud

Avoiding the Harm of a Sedentary Lifestyle

Researchers from University of Copenhagen wanted to learn more about the effects of being sedentary. In a recent study, they had a group of men wear a leg pad that caused them to be highly inactive for two weeks. The startling results: After only two weeks, young test subjects lost a third of their muscle [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:42-06:00October 5th, 2016|Elder Care, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Avoiding the Harm of a Sedentary Lifestyle