Author: Scott Vanderhoef

senior woman making okay sign while wearing headphones to listening music Grayson home health care agencies
17 May

Maintain a Senior’s Independence with the Help of Technology

In the days when our parents were young, phones were still attached to walls, mail was only the paper variety, and if adult children lived far away from their parents, checking in on them was comprised of asking someone nearby to stop in for a visit. If someone was housebound because of illness or infirmity, […]

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senior-man-with-cane-outside-gardening
09 May

When Helping Is Too Much: The Balance of Adult Children and Senior Independence

As you go through life’s stages, your independence can take on different meanings. They can be significant stages, such as leaving your parents’ home or getting married, or smaller stages, such as completing tasks you didn’t think you could manage. Then as you age, independence takes on yet another form—being able to stay in your […]

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Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease
23 Apr

The Secret Beneficial Links between Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease

The results of remaining physically active throughout aging are tremendous; however, for individuals with Parkinson’s, it may truly be a game-changer in the progression of the disease. Several recent studies are uncovering direct links between exercise and Parkinson’s disease, like the largest clinical study up to now, in which patients who exercised a minimum of […]

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Grayson home health care
16 Apr

The Elderly Nutrition Problem

Remember weekend dinners at the grandparents’, as the entire family came together around the table to share a hearty meal, chitchat, and laughter? Sadly, with a lot of families now living far away from their older relatives, along with so many urgent needs pulling us in numerous directions, it is hard to keep on with […]

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Senior man eating vegetables on patio
21 Mar

How Brain Healthy Foods Can Boost Cognitive Functioning

The remarkable research of a recent AARP study is in: those that maintain a healthy diet plan are twice as likely to consider their mental acuity to be very good or excellent compared to people who rarely eat well. In particular, a meal plan rich in brain healthy foods such as fish, fruits and vegetables […]

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Spending time with grandma
14 Mar

Before Visiting Someone with Dementia, Consider This Advice.

It may be a little intimidating to understand exactly what to mention and just how to act when spending time with someone you care about with dementia. And, sadly, due to a number of inherent symptoms of the disease, often relatives feel so uncomfortable they avoid going to see the person at all. Understanding a […]

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Beautiful Woman
08 Mar

Experiencing Caregiver Stress? Try These Tips to Brighten Your Outlook.

“It’s just been one of those days,” we sometimes mourn, shrugging our shoulders gloomily. Let’s be honest, sometimes things happen that are entirely out of your control, plus some days all of them seemingly happen at precisely the same time – making us wish we had made the decision to simply stay in bed! Nevertheless, […]

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sight loss
19 Feb

A Look at the Latest Technologies for Sight Loss

Impacting an incredible number of Americans, vision loss is as varied as the people who experience it – from simply the need to wear a pair of reading glasses to skim through the morning newspaper, to total blindness. Sight loss is even more common in older adults, with one out of every three seniors over […]

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helping elderly parents
12 Feb

Top Tips for Helping Elderly Parents with Financial Management

It’s a sensitive topic to talk about when it comes to helping elderly parents, but one that needs to be resolved at some point: finances. Many adult children are hesitant to muddle with parents’ financial matters until there is a glaring need, but starting the dialogue prior to the need provides ample opportunity to ensure […]

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caring for aging parents
06 Feb

What Not to Say When Caring for Aging Parents

Honesty is always the best policy, right? However there are occasions when some truths are better left unsaid or at least worded more positively, particularly if talking with aging loved ones. While we might have the very best of intentions when caring for aging parents and helping them navigate through life, we could help alleviate […]

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