Month: March 2015

Stress Test? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself when You’re a Family Caregiver

By patrick / March 30, 2015 / Comments Off on Stress Test? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself when You’re a Family Caregiver
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Caregiver in Lincoln CA Being a family caregiver might seem like an easy assignment, especially in the beginning. If you noticed that your elderly father, grandparent, or some other family member was having difficulty tending to their own care at home, had major surgery and required assistance once they were discharged, or had any other…

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When Dad Refuses to Talk about a Living Will, Elder Care Can be Complicated

By patrick / March 24, 2015 / Comments Off on When Dad Refuses to Talk about a Living Will, Elder Care Can be Complicated

Elder Care in Placerville CA Maybe your father was generally a well-organized person in his younger years, but as he’s gotten older and his memory has faded, he’s been faced with a number of challenges. One of your primary concerns may be his long-term care prospects. If you’ve tried to have a discussion about a…

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Providing Sacramento Home Care after Cardiovascular Hospitalization

By patrick / March 23, 2015 / Comments Off on Providing Sacramento Home Care after Cardiovascular Hospitalization

Home Care in Sacramento CA As the leading cause of death globally, research is proving that this is a behavioral problem rather than a genetic one. And an overwhelming stream of research is pointing to what we put in our mouths as being the main culprit. “It’s not your fault,” Says Dr. Hyman, “it’s that we’ve…

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Lewy Body Dementia: The Importance of a Proper Diagnosis

By patrick / March 20, 2015 / Comments Off on Lewy Body Dementia: The Importance of a Proper Diagnosis

Commonly mistaken for Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, Lewy Body Dementia is a very serious form of dementia that currently has no cure. It was discovered in the early 1900’s by Friederich H. Lewy while doing research on Parkinson’s disease. What he discovered is that in these patients abnormal proteins are deposited at the base of the…

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Returning Home from the Hospital May Require Some Type of Care for the Senior in Your Life

By patrick / March 18, 2015 / Comments Off on Returning Home from the Hospital May Require Some Type of Care for the Senior in Your Life

Senior Care in Placerville CA Spending any amount of time in the hospital is usually not on anyone’s top priority list. For seniors who have been hospitalized, they may require some level of care when they return home. Whether they were hospitalized because they had surgery, suffered from a heart attack, had a stroke, or…

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Pet Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

By patrick / March 14, 2015 / Comments Off on Pet Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

Home Care in Sacramento CA We all know of the tremendous benefit service dogs bring to the disabled, but there is a new trend that has some promising value for people suffering from dementia in the Sacramento region. It seems that people suffering from these cognitive decline symptoms can be helped by the companionship of all…

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Brain Exercises for Mental Fitness in Seniors

By patrick / March 10, 2015 / Comments Off on Brain Exercises for Mental Fitness in Seniors

Senior Care in Sacramento CA One of the greatest myths of our time is that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” The truth is our brains our able to make new connections, to learn new things, to adapt to difficult situations, and to find new solutions to problems right up to the day we…

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When Home Care Services is Hired, It’s Still Important to Stay Connected to the Senior in Your Life

By patrick / March 10, 2015 / Comments Off on When Home Care Services is Hired, It’s Still Important to Stay Connected to the Senior in Your Life

Home Care Services in Granite Bay CA The first time you realized your aging grandparents needed help, you might not have known what to do. You could have been at the hospital with a lot of other family members hoping that everything would be fine in the end. When the doctor came out and started…

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Senior Care That Works: Keeping a Safe Home for Seniors 

By patrick / March 3, 2015 / Comments Off on Senior Care That Works: Keeping a Safe Home for Seniors 

Senior Care in Folsom, CA   It’s almost that time of the year to think about spring cleaning.  This is also a great time of the year to evaluate and determine if there are any safety issues in the home.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there is a fall for every 1…

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