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By Jennifer Satery, 3:19 pm on May 31, 2016

Starting in 1938, the Harvard Department of Psychiatry initiated the Grant Study in order to uncover the key to happiness and healthy longevity by tracking the lives of 724 men for 75 years. Participants shared their social histories, answered written surveys every other year, participated in face-to-face interviews every fifteen years, and completed physical examinations every five years along with brain scans, video interviews and more. The participants included 268 sophomores from Harvard College and 456 teenage boys from the poorest neighborhoods in Boston’s inner city. They were interviewed about their school, work and home lives. Some would go on to become bricklayers, lawyers, schizophrenics and alcoholics; one even went…

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How to Maintain Senior Nail Care in Dallas, TX
How to Maintain Senior Nail Care in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on May 26, 2016

Nail care remains an important part of personal grooming for seniors. There are many methods and tools that can be used to keep nails looking their best, though Dallas senior home care providers should use the following to keep their loved one’s nails healthy. Detergents and soaps encountered when bathing, doing the dishes or other household chores have a tendency to dry the nails and causes splitting. Wearing gloves helps protect the hands and nails. When nails darken, applying and massaging lemon oil into the affected nail often reverses the problem.  As with the rest of the body, a proper diet remains essential for healthy nails. Fresh fruits and vegetables…

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Fun and Refreshing Pool Exercises for Seniors to Enjoy in Dallas, TX
Fun and Refreshing Pool Exercises for Seniors to Enjoy in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on May 19, 2016

Despite your loved one’s physical limitations, there are safe and effective exercises he or she can enjoy. With help from dedicated Dallas live-in caregivers, seniors of varying abilities can have fun and get into shape during the spring and summer months doing the following pool exercises.  Standing Push Ups To do a standing push-up in the water, seniors should stand in the pool with their hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart on one edge of the pool. Then they need to bend their arms and pull themselves towards the wall and push back. Seniors should keep repeating this exercise until their arms start to feel slightly tired. Water push-ups are…

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Understanding Why Seniors Get Night Sweats in Dallas, TX
Understanding Why Seniors Get Night Sweats in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on May 12, 2016

Though anyone can sweat at night, night sweats are somewhat less common and they are far more severe. An episode of night sweats is characterized by an increased heart rate, a feeling of chilliness, and repeated sweating at night that completely soaks nightclothes and bedding. There are many potential causes of night sweats, but a few are more common among seniors. The following are some common causes hourly Dallas caregivers should watch out for. 1. Menopause Though most women go through menopause in their 50s, some symptoms of menopause can continue to last for years. Night sweats among postmenopausal women occur because fluctuating levels of estrogen confuse the hypothalamus, which…

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Can Scientists Grow Human Hearts in Laboratories in Dallas, TX?
Can Scientists Grow Human Hearts in Laboratories in Dallas, TX?
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on May 5, 2016

Since scientists discovered stem cells more than 30 years ago, their value in the field of medicine has been very promising for both medical professionals and home care agencies in Dallas. It’s true most of the advantages that come with stem cell research are merely speculation today, however, scientists have already begun doing amazing things with their research. One important breakthrough involves the growing of healthy human hearts for those awaiting necessary transplants. Most of the studies on stem cells so far have been limited to animal testing and have found to be able to aid in the regeneration of living tissues. This is because stem cells are considered to…

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