senior woman with her daughter online purchasing together
05 Dec

Tips for Tactfully Handling the Most Sensitive Issue in Elder Care

One of the most challenging obstacles for older adults is acknowledging the need for help with money management. Personal finances are both extremely personal and a representation of our independence. Adult children are sometimes met with opposition when stepping into the financial arena with regards to senior parents and their financial management. Nonetheless, for many […]

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Senior Care
20 Nov

Learn How a Geriatric Care Manager Can Help Navigate Senior Care

Family care providers know that navigating the process of looking for appropriate care resources for a senior loved one can seem like trying to get across the ocean in a rowboat – blindfolded, and blindsided by the buffeting swells and winds. The likelihood of making it safely to your destination is pretty slim without having […]

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Dementia
13 Nov

Communicate Better With Loved Ones With Dementia Using These Easy Methods

Connecting with a senior loved one trying to cope with all the struggles of Alzheimer’s or dementia, particularly in the middle and later stages, may be frustrating – both for you and for your loved one. Brain changes affect the ability to hear, process, and respond effectively to conversations, and it’s up to us to […]

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Difficult Diagnosis
06 Nov

Why Staying Positive After a Difficult Diagnosis Can Positively Affect Health

Have you ever felt yourself ramping up to bubble over with unrestrained laughter, at the most ill-timed moment – in a packed elevator, a hushed waiting room, or a religious service? Although there are, obviously, occasions when we must stamp down the silliness, writer Jane Heller says that, “Humor can keep us balanced, even in […]

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Woman stressed alone in the room
23 Oct

Caring for a Loved One? You May Be at Risk for Caregiver Depression

There’s no question that it’s a great honor to care for people we love. Family caregivers encounter a closeness and bond with those in their care that very often far outweighs the difficulties. But yet there are challenges. A never-ending to-do list to make sure the senior loved one you’re providing care for is as […]

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16 Oct

5 Things That Can Worsen Alzheimer’s Symptoms

While there are particular commonalities, Alzheimer’s disease affects every individual differently. Our specially trained dementia caregivers know, for example, that although someone may enjoy being outside, another person may be overloaded by so much sensory input and prefer a quieter indoor environment. One person may prefer a morning bath routine, while a dose of creativity […]

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Portrait of tender mother daughter moment
10 Oct

Acceptance: It’s Not Giving Up to Get Help At Home

In Isaac Asimov’s opinion, “The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.” It’s a common feeling for lots of family caregivers when their loved one is diagnosed with a chronic condition, such as dementia. And though this may generate some level of comfort in assuming that life can carry on as […]

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argyle home health
23 Sep

With Cancer Research Ongoing, Here Is a Recap of What We Have Learned

On an annual basis since 1999, we have achieved an increasing reduction in cancer-related deaths, an encouraging trend that is poised to continue as scientists learn more and more about the causes of cancer and are in a position to identify new and better treatment options. But, cancer remains among the primary causes of death […]

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plano alzheimers care
16 Sep

New Research Helps Us Understand Women’s Increased Risk for Alzheimer’s

Researchers are finally starting to get a grip on the imbalance between Alzheimer’s diagnoses in females and males. Presently, as many as 2/3 of those with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. are female, and as scientists continue to better grasp the particular nuances driving this trend, we are able to start addressing them. According to the […]

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Technology for Seniors - argyle home health care
10 Sep

Technology for Seniors Enables Many to Live at Home with Improved Safety and Wellbeing

Whether you’re looking to tune a guitar, learn a new language, or just add cats’ ears to a selfie, there is an app for that! And for seniors who choose to age in place, technology may very well be a key component in maximizing safety, comfort, and overall well-being. Take Amazon’s Alexa, for instance. Although […]

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