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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Alzheimers prevention - dementia care denton
21 Aug

Alzheimer’s Prevention News: Common Prescriptions to Avoid

They’re currently recognized to result in a number of short-term unwanted side effects, for example, memory issues and confusion, but new Alzheimer’s research connects several of the stronger anticholinergic drugs (such as those prescribed for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, depression, and overactive bladder) to a markedly increased risk for dementia. The research study included two groups […]

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chronic disease care management - elder care denton tx
14 Aug

A New Approach for Chronic Disease Care Management: Let the Patient Take Control

Regarding chronic diseases, older adults are the experts, hands down, with as many as three out of four older persons affected by several conditions that are chronic, call for extensive medical attention, and place limits on activities. With the constant barrage of bloodwork as well as other medical tests, doctors’ appointments and procedures, and medications, […]

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Caring for Elderly Parents - elderly care plano
07 Aug

How to Avoid Caregiver Injury Risks When Caring for Elderly Parents

While the ultimate goal is always to increase health and safety for the aging adults they love, family caregivers, regrettably, typically wind up compromising their very own health in the process. Believe it or not, an astounding 94% of caregivers in a recently available research study conducted by Ohio State University reported musculoskeletal pain one […]

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19 Jun

Harnessing the Power of Positive Thinking Can Reduce Caregiver Burnout

Our facial expressions expose so much to those around us, and if you’re experiencing an abnormal level of stress, well-meaning family members will surely notice it. Perhaps you have heard some encouraging you to simply, “Cheer up, buttercup!” In reality, of course, it will take a lot more than a few words to turn your […]

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