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Revolutionary Alzheimer’s Care Methods that Promote Mental Acuity And Brain Health

By Home Care Assistance, 11:31 pm on December 11, 2017
Revolutionary Alzheimer's Care Methods that Promote Mental Acuity And Brain Health

When a senior is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s a matter of great concern for the family. Unlike conditions that can are cured with medication and surgeries, memory related problems require more than just medicine. Patients dealing with Alzheimer’s disease need the right care and support to ensure they have an engaging and fulfilling life. This post explains two revolutionary care methods specifically designed to improve the mental acuity and the overall quality of life of patients. Take a look. Cognitive Therapeutics Method The Cognitive Therapeutics Method, based on the findings of the studies conducted by National Institutes of Health, is a useful Alzheimer’s care method that promotes sustainable mental results. It is a multi-faceted …

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Revolutionary Alzheimer's Care Methods that Promote Mental Acuity And Brain Health

Understanding Medicaid and Its Eligibility Criteria

By Home Care Assistance, 12:20 am on December 5, 2017
Understanding Medicaid and Its Eligibility Criteria

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program to provide free or low-cost health coverage to families, elderly and people with limited income and resources and individuals with physical disability. Unlike Medicare, Medicaid offers benefits such as personal care services and nursing home care. If you or a loved one in the family suffers from a progressive disorder such as Parkinson’s or Dementia and needs 24-hour home health care, Medicaid could provide them monetary aid for treatment and home care assistance. To help you understand this joint and federal state program in a better way, we have shared the overview in the blog post. Take a look. More About Medicaid Medicaid is the largest source …

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Understanding Medicaid and Its Eligibility Criteria

Baby Boomers Alert – 5 Tips to Lead a Healthy Life

By Home Care Assistance, 12:01 am on October 20, 2017

Though age is just a number, it is also true that health deteriorates with age. Though we can’t stop ourselves from aging, we can adopt a lifestyle that ensures a healthy life in old age. If you are one of the aging senior boomers, and concerned about your health, the post lists five commandments to ensure a healthier and more fit life in your old years. 1. Quit your Smoking Addiction If you have a smoking habit, we can’t stress enough on the importance of quitting it as soon as possible. It acts as a stumbling block in leading a healthy life and causes excessive wrinkling by attacking skin elasticity. Moreover, smoking increases the risk …

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5 Effective Ways to Communicate with People with Dementia

By Home Care Assistance, 12:18 am on October 18, 2017
5 Effective Ways to Communicate with People with Dementia

Caring for people with dementia can be a challenging job, especially if you are doing it for the first time. If you are taking care of someone with dementia, the first thing you need to understand is that whatever people with Dementia do is not in their control. They may not be able to speak fluently, read, write or comprehend your expressions or emotions well. As a caregiver, you not only need to understand their condition but also know how to communicate with them, conclusively. To help, we give you five practical tips to communicate with someone with Dementia. 1. Have Positive Interactions The way you interact with someone with dementia has a long-lasting impact …

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5 Effective Ways to Communicate with People with Dementia

A Closer Look at Some Tax Deductions on Senior Care

By Home Care Assistance, 7:29 am on August 30, 2017
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Medical expenses form a significant part of an average elderly US citizen’s yearly expenses. Considering the fact that the elderly folks have limited income, IRS allows the elderly to deduct their medical and assisted living expenses from their taxes, thereby helping them keep their medical expenses, minimal. In some cases, the IRS also allows family caregivers of elderly people to claim tax deduction for expenditures made by them towards caring for an elderly loved one. To get a clear picture of what medical expenses one can claim and what is it that qualifies them to claim the deductions, let’s take a closer look at some of the key tax deductions for senior care. Medical Expenses …

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Caring for An Alzheimer’s Patient: The Ideal Approach

By Home Care Assistance, 4:23 am on May 22, 2017
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According to recent reports from the Alzheimer’s Association, more than five million americans are living with Alzheimer’s and the number can cross the 50 million mark by 2050. In fact, someone in the US develops the disorder every 66 seconds, which is a grave concern. Since the disorder causes a cognitive decline, leading a normal life becomes difficult for patients, which also impacts their families. Though medical research to find a cure for the disorder is still underway, it doesn’t mean Alzheimer’s patients should suffer the consequences of undeserved forgetfulness. As a person who is directly responsible for caring for an Alzheimer’s patient, the road can be challenging. To lend you some help, the blog …

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5 Expert Tips to Prep Your Home for a Parkinson’s Patient

By Home Care Assistance, 4:46 am on May 15, 2017
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Parkinson’s disease, a motor system disorder, usually affects people over the age of 60. The condition develops as a result of the loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain. Parkinson’s is characterized by trembling limbs and face, along with slowness of movement, impaired balance, and postural instability. Several other symptoms develop in advanced stages of the condition, such as difficulty swallowing, urinary problems, sleep disruptions, and constipation. Among the best treatment options for Parkinson’s, physicians prescribe medications and also insist on good quality home care from patient families. In this blog post, we list five tips to prep your home for a Parkinson’s patient. Take a look. 1. Get Rid of Possible Obstacles First, you …

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5 Fall Prevention Measures to Make your House Elderly-Friendly

By Home Care Assistance, 3:48 am on March 6, 2017
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A report by The Center for Disease Control shows that one out of every three elderly people experience a fall at least once a year. The chances of a fall increase as an individual grows older, due to various reasons, such as chronic diseases, neural, muscular and skeletal degeneration and sensory impairment. If you have a senior in the family, you need to be aware of the potential dangers in your house that could increase the risk of a fall. To help you in making your house a safer place for elders, the elderly care team at Home Care Assistance Dallas provides five essential fall prevention measures. Take a look. 1. Clean the Clutter The …

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5 Natural Ways to Treat Shingles

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on July 14, 2016
Easy At-Home Treatments to Relieve Shingles in Dallas, TX

The Varicella zoster virus that causes chickenpox stays dormant in the body long after the illness subsides. In later life, the virus can become active and cause an illness known as shingles. The blistering rash develops along the nerve pathways across the torso, which makes the affliction itchy and uncomfortable. Antiviral medications help shorten the duration of the ailment while reducing the symptoms. However, there are a number of home remedies Dallas elderly care providers can try to ease the discomfort experienced by seniors.  1. Take a Cool Bath Sitting in a bath of cool water helps bring down the temperature of irritated skin and provides some sense of relief. Afterward, gently pat the skin …

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Easy At-Home Treatments to Relieve Shingles in Dallas, TX

Is Alcohol Use Associated with More Cognitive Issues?

By Home Care Assistance, 4:06 pm on July 12, 2016
Is Alcohol Use Associated with More Cognitive Issues?

Despite becoming an established product in our society, drinking alcohol beyond moderation can lead to a number of health issues. In fact, a new study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Vancouver has concluded that as a person grows older, even moderate drinking can lead to greater risk of cognitive impairment and related health issues. The research study was designed by a team from the University of California, San Francisco, as well as at The Veterans Health Research Institute, San Francisco. Researcher Tina Hoang and her colleagues collected data from 1,300 women at the age of sixty-five or older. Over 20 years, the group recorded alcohol-related behavior for each participant. While previous research had suggested that moderate consumption could actually help prevent the …

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Is Alcohol Use Associated with More Cognitive Issues?