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How to Help Seniors Adapt to Home Care in Rockwall, TX
How to Help Seniors Adapt to Home Care in Rockwall, TX
By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on July 25, 2016

While Rockwall in-home care may help improve the quality of your senior loved one’s life dramatically, that doesn’t mean adjusting to having in-home care will be easy for your senior loved one. Luckily, there are some ways to make the transition to having in-home care easier for seniors.  Encourage Friendship Your senior loved one may feel less intimidated or out of control about the prospect of having a Rockwall hourly caregiver if you encourage your loved one to befriend his or her caregiver. If your senior loved one can view his or her home care provider as a friend rather…

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5 Foods Seniors Should Avoid When They Have Crohn's Disease in Rockwall, TX
5 Foods Seniors Should Avoid When They Have Crohn's Disease in Rockwall, TX
By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on July 18, 2016

As temperatures rise this summer, so does the risk of heat stroke. While most everyone is susceptible to heat stroke, seniors have an increased risk due to skin and organ sensitivities. Rockwall, TX, caregivers can help their senior loved ones prevent heat stroke by keeping these five precautions in mind. 1. Cool Off the Car The risk of heat stroke is quite high for seniors who sit in overheated cars and trucks. Before seniors get into a vehicle on a hot summer day, it’s important to let the AC system operate for a few minutes and let the cool air…

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6 Common Illnesses Your Senior Loved One Can Avoid This Summer in Rockwall, TX
6 Common Illnesses Your Senior Loved One Can Avoid This Summer in Rockwall, TX
By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on July 11, 2016

While getting sick is believed to be more common during the winter months, there are also plenty of illnesses you and your loved ones can contract during the summer as well. Following are a few common summer illnesses seniors can get and how Rockwall home caregivers can prevent them.  1. Babesiosis This illness is actually a tiny parasite that lives on infected ticks. The symptoms are usually mild, which is why many people never know they have the parasite. However, if your senior loved one displays flu-like symptoms, especially after contact with a tick, it’s important to look into because…

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How an Internet Radio App Can Stimulate the Minds of Seniors with Alzheimer's in Rockwall, TX
How an Internet Radio App Can Stimulate the Minds of Seniors with Alzheimer's in Rockwall, TX
By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on July 4, 2016

There is a new mobile app that is sparking the interest of dementia and Alzheimer’s caregivers in Rockwall. Designed for both iOS and Android devices, SPARK Memories Radio enables dementia caregivers to customize the perfect playlist for their senior loved ones. Studies show that beloved songs from a person’s past reduce depression and agitation in people with dementia while stimulating brain function and cognitive ability. Backed by Science According to the Alzheimer’s Association of America, responding to rhythm doesn’t require mental processing. It occurs automatically when the brain’s motor center is nudged by musical cues. Despite mental decline, a person…

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Essential Support for Alzheimer's Caregivers in Rockwall, TX
Essential Support for Alzheimer's Caregivers in Rockwall, TX
By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on June 27, 2016

Caring for an elderly senior living with Alzheimer’s quickly becomes a stressful task. Memory loss and mood swings are only some of the challenges even experienced caregivers have trouble managing alone. Therefore, it’s important for family caregivers to find effective ways to alleviate stress and tension. Having a network of support systems is essential in order to maintain the mental and physical health of seniors and their caregivers. Family Members Family caregivers that have the support of their families often provides a sense of relief. Working together, they may share the daily tasks of caring for an elderly loved one…

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How Nanogel Is Helping to Fight Against Alzheimer's in Rockwall, TX
How Nanogel Is Helping to Fight Against Alzheimer's in Rockwall, TX
By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on June 20, 2016

Diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s have a particularly significant impact because they are degenerative, meaning that they gradually reduce an individual’s physical and cognitive abilities. These diseases are currently incurable because scientists have yet to develop a method to consistently regenerate neurons, which gradually deteriorate in critical areas of the brain. Researchers work diligently to find an effective treatment to help seniors and their trusted dementia caregivers in Rockwall, TX. Thanks to nanoparticle technology, this goal may soon be achieved. Working with animal models, researchers from the National University of Mexico found a new means to regenerate neurons. The scientists…

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Honoring the Life of Champion Muhammad Ali in Rockwall, TX
Honoring the Life of Champion Muhammad Ali in Rockwall, TX
By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on June 13, 2016

Muhammad Ali was a champion inside the ring and out. While he was well known for his legendary career as a heavyweight boxer, he was also the face of Parkinson’s disease for the three decades he battled the disease. Throughout the course of his illness, he inspired others with PD as well as their Rockwall home care providers to never stop fighting. Ali was diagnosed with PD in 1984, three years after he retired from boxing, at the young age of 42. Parkinson’s is most common among people 60 years of age and older. Many people speculate the onset of…

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How Hiring a Home Caregiver Benefits Seniors in Rockwall, TX
How Hiring a Home Caregiver Benefits Seniors in Rockwall, TX
By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on June 6, 2016

As people age, various physical and mental health issues can make it hard for them to take care of themselves. While there are numerous care options available such as nursing and retirement homes, most seniors want to retain their independence. Hiring a Rockwall home care agency can be a useful alternative to get your elderly loved one the help he or she needs without compromising his or her comfort. Improved Quality of Life The care provided by a Rockwall at-home caregiver can boost a senior’s quality of life and even his or her longevity. An in-home caregiver can make sure…

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