Men’s Health: 4 Tips to Improve Your Loved One’s Health and Well-Being

Summer is a time to celebrate fathers, so it is appropriate that it is also the time to observe Men’s Health Week, a time to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This week is a time to recognize that preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because the impact these issues can have on wives, mothers, daughters and sisters, it is truly a family...

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Understanding the Healthy Diet, Healthy Mind Connection

Home Care Services - Understanding the Healthy Diet, Healthy Mind Connection

Exercise is excellent for the body, especially the heart. Few people stop to think about the importance of diet when it comes to brain health. Many studies have found that a healthy mind requires a healthy diet. Here are what the studies show and what foods you should eat if you want to take care of your brain for optimal mental health as a family caregiver.   What Studies Find About the Healthy Diet, Healthy Brain Connection One of the...

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Taking the First Step: Diabetes Care Management and Prevention

According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. In an effort to combat rising cases, especially with Type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association created Alert Day, encouraging Americans to make simple lifestyle changes in order to manage their diabetes or prevent a diagnosis all together.  Below are some simple lifestyle changes you can make: Eliminate sugary and fatty foods. Eating healthy and high fiber foods will help you maintain a healthy weight...

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Tips for Eye Health in Seniors

As we age, our eyes naturally deteriorate and our vision becomes less effective if we do not take the proper steps to maintain it. Thanks to research and technology, there are several opportunities to keep your sight maintained.  Below are some 20/20 tips to keep your vision in shape: Schedule regular visits. Develop a consistent schedule with an eye doctor, so any problems will be detected before they become irreversible or chronic. Seniors should also make sure to visit an...

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Keeping Seniors Active This Winter

Elderly Care - Checking Your Parent’s Winter Clothing

Keeping active is important all year, but when the temperatures drop and snow starts falling, it can be hard for anyone to do so. Especially seniors. While it may be difficult to go outside and move every day, there are a variety of ways to keep your loved one active and moving during the winter months: Indoor exercises. Physical activity increases blood flow to your whole body and performing even a minimal amount of daily physical movement can even help...

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Heart Healthy Tips

February is American Heart Month and focusing on good heart health has never been more important, since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Below are simple ways you can take to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Know Your Risks. Properly understanding the potential risks of heart disease can help you make the right decisions for your health. Talk to your health care provider about setting and reaching goals for heart...

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The COVID-19 Vaccine and Seniors: What You Need to Know

  After almost a year of battling COVID-19 in our communities, vaccines are finally being distributed. While this seems like a light at the end of the tunnel, especially for seniors who have been social distancing, many still have questions about the distribution process established by the state and about the vaccine itself: How does the COVID-19 vaccine work?There are two different COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna. Both variations of the vaccine require two doses to be given a few...

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Tips for Helping Your Elderly Loved One Reduce Allergy Symptoms

Home Care Services - Tips for Helping Your Elderly Loved One Reduce Allergy Symptoms

Do you have an elderly loved one you are caring for? Do they have allergies? Millions of people suffer from allergies and may have mild to severe symptoms. If your elderly loved one is congested, sneezing, and/or has a runny nose all because of their allergies, it is important to do all that you can to help them manage their allergies. Replacing the HVAC System Air Filters One of the tips for reducing your loved one’s allergy symptoms is by...

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Can Dark Chocolate Reduce Depression Risk?

Homecare - Can Dark Chocolate Reduce Depression Risk?

Eating candy isn’t a good choice for your aging relative’s health. Or is it? It actually depends on what kind of candy they are eating. Research suggests that eating dark chocolate in moderation has several health benefits. Past studies have shown dark chocolate has physical health benefits, but a recent study suggests it may also have mental health benefits. Dark Chocolate and Depression Researchers at the University College London recently looked into how dark chocolate affects depression. The researchers used...

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Higher Weight Linked to Brain Aging

Home Health Care-Higher Weight Linked to Brain Aging

Most people associate obesity with an increased risk for many different kinds of health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. However, recent scientific research suggests that carrying excess pounds might also put them at risk for their brain aging more quickly. This could lead to serious cognitive problems, including dementia. Weight and the Brain To determine how weight and rate of cognitive decline might be linked, researchers conducted a study involving 1,289 people who were of an average age of...

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