The Best Ways to Take Care of Your Brain as You Age

We often hear that “beauty is only skin deep”, but that isn’t entirely true. Scientists now know that maintaining a “beautiful” brain is especially important when it comes to aging and delaying the onset of dementia. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, research linking brain health to heart health is some of the most [...]

By | April 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Music is more than entertainment for our brains

We listen to music for entertainment, to relax, and as a way to connect with other people. Until recently, scientists didn’t have a clear understanding of what music actually does to our brains. Music affects many different areas of the human brain In the early nineties when functional brain imaging technology became widely available, scientists [...]

By | April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hillary Clinton makes an effort to bring Alzheimer’s research up to speed

Alzheimer’s Disease falls just below heart disease and cancer as a cause of death in America, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s more dangerous than Influenza, Pneumonia, Nephritis, and kills nearly twice as many people each year as suicide. It has a place on the top 10 causes of death, [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Surprising signs of Alzheimer’s disease that you need to know

The first signs of Alzheimer’s Disease are not as sudden or as clear as one might believe. In fact, Alzheimer’s Disease is easiest to detect in the “rear view mirror” as it were- when comparing today’s daily function with that of months ago. The difficulty for loved ones in detecting the early stages of Alzheimer’s [...]

By | March 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Questions To Ask Seniors Going From Home from the Hospital

If you’re a senior who has recently been hospitalized, or you have a senior family member who has been in the hospital, there are some things you can do to avoid hospitalization.   Did you know that, according to data from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, “nearly one in five seniors discharged from the hospital [...]

By | February 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Non-Pharmacological Ways of Living Beyond Dementia

Kate Swaffer, author of the blog, “Living Beyond Dementia” offers valuable insight into alternative and integrative therapies for people diagnosed with dementia. In an effort to share evidence-based research as well as anecdotal research, she chronicles her personal struggles, offers advice about coping strategies, and provides meaningful contributions to a community of people who believe [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hospice Care

  As you are searching for someone to care for you in your home, or care for your loved one, you might be wondering “When is it time for hospice care?” There are many levels of care that can be given to an individual in the home. And, there are different types of care, such [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coordinating with hospice; How non-medical home care offers support to patients and their loved ones

Quality home care provides a non-disruptive way for a person to stay at home even if they cannot perform normal day-to-day tasks associated with independent living. Having in-home care makes it possible to avoid the trauma associated with moving into a nursing facility. For medical patients who are terminally ill and have less than six [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How palliative care and home care offers patients comfort during recovery

Understanding palliative care, its benefits, and the difference between palliative care and hospice is necessary when faced with the decisions about whether or not to pursue this special type of assistance. Palliative care The term palliative care refers to a specially trained team of specialists designed to meet the needs of a patient with a [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Can I get started with Home Care?

The simple answer is whenever you want.  You do not have to be a certain age or have a certain medical diagnosis.  The most important factor is whether you feel it is necessary.  Safety and comfort are number one priorities for home care, so whenever you feel that you need help with basic activities or [...]

By | January 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments