Author: Scott Vanderhoef

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21 May

Identifying and Making In-Home Safety Modifications After Stroke

Surviving and going through recovery after a stroke is a physically and mentally challenging undertaking, and the only thing you long for is to get back to your typical life. Yet, considering that more than two-thirds of survivors commonly have some means of disability, as outlined by the National Stroke Association, in-home safety modifications after a […]

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09 May

Know the Signs of Stroke and What to Do to Best Help

Stroke is listed by the National Stroke Association as the fifth top reason for death in the U.S., with upwards of 800,000 individuals suffering from a stroke annually. This translates to every 40 seconds, somebody, somewhere in the U.S. has a stroke. And every 4 minutes, an individual dies because of a stroke. If you […]

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Senior woman checking label on medication
20 Feb

Alzheimer’s Disease Care in Dallas: Understanding the Two Main Medications

The latest Alzheimer’s statistics are worrying. The condition is currently the 6th leading cause of death, rising above both breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Even though deaths from other chronic conditions, such as heart disease, are decreasing, those from Alzheimer’s have jumped in excess of 100%. The toll the illness takes on family caregivers […]

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Mature couple holding hands
12 Feb

Making a Marriage Work Amongst Strains of Senior Care

In marriage we pledge to stick together for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health – but what does not come up in our vows to one another is how to deal with the mounting challenges of senior care as our parents age. Nevertheless, with our life span increasing, it’s […]

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27 Dec

Could You and Your Siblings Be Helicopter Children?

We’ve all known helicopter parents, particularly when a daughter or son leaves for college. In fact, we could be guilty of hovering too closely ourselves. Discovering that perfect harmony between caring and overstepping our boundaries is not very easy. And now, with the additional number of sandwich generationers providing care for both aging parents and […]

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Happy and funny senior couple playing hulahop in park
19 Dec

Elderly Care Tips: Reestablishing the Concept of “Play” in Older Adults

Do you recall that feeling as a young child once the school bell rang, indicating the conclusion of science and the beginning of the best part of the day: recess? There was an enormous sense of freedom dashing out onto the playground, leaving behind the worries of school work for a quick period of unstructured […]

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A happy grandmother with her family on Christmas Eve
11 Dec

The Holidays: A Time for Family… and Detecting the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

From the minute the door swings open and your senior family member wraps you in a warm hug, through the joyous holiday meal and every timeless family tradition, opportunities abound for not only high quality time together, but also to evaluate how your parent is actually doing and if any red flags are observed.

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Senior woman with red Santa's hat holding hot tea and looking through window. Xmas, home, age, alone, senior concept.
16 Nov

Overcome Senior Holiday Depression with These Grayson Home Care Tips

Ah, the holidays: they’re either the most wonderful time of the year, or the most challenging. For many seniors who have lost loved ones, are struggling with chronic medical conditions, or are going through isolation and loneliness, it’s natural to experience some level of depression during the holidays. And, the family caregivers who take care […]

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Senior woman with caregiver
12 Nov

Denton Home Care Tips: Create a Plan to Reduce Senior Fall Risk

Falls involving senior citizens are all too common and may have dire consequences. Taking preventative measures is important, such as examining the home for fall risks like throw rugs and various tripping hazards, inadequate lighting, and a lack of appropriate grab bars and railings. But there’s another tactic being suggested now: developing a fall plan […]

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Senior man patient in hospital eating lunch
06 Nov

Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, and… a Trip to the Emergency Center?

While we may well visualize a Norman Rockwell-worthy Thanksgiving celebration, with the entire family enjoying quality time with each other and Grandma’s customary food, the truth for a number of families includes something unexpected: a trip to the hospital. The fact is, statistics illustrate that emergency center visits for older adults increase an astounding 10% […]

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