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By Home Care Assistance, 7:48 am on July 20, 2018
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Mark your calendars! Caregiver Job Fair Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm 5005 Addison Circle, Addison, TX  75001 Work for the Top Home Care Agency! Make a Difference while Enjoying the Perks of Being a Home Care Assistance Caregiver! Home Care Assistance staff enjoy regular hours, stable work and minimal waiting periods between cases. We offer a variety of schedules from full-time, live-in to hourly care and can accommodate your preferred work schedule.  We have several clients that need great care from Dependable People ASAP! Here are some of the other great benefits we offer: Top home care wages. After completing online training, you will receive a pay increase. We are always there …

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Secrets to Long Lives and Relationships of Seniors

By Home Care Assistance, 3:26 pm on July 14, 2018

When it comes to life vitality, have you stopped to consider how important your love and connections might be for you? What if your physician simply prescribed the following: “Immerse yourself in a community filled with people you love. Consistently strive for new friendships, while maintaining your old friendships. Never neglect time for family and others that love you.” Recent studies say it may be that simple and straightforward! Loving connectivity with friends and family strongly correlates with longevity. Good relationships create meaningful lives. When older people commit to active lifestyles with other adults, they tend to easily make new friendships. A retired minister, Richard Watts, was quoted saying, “We never outlive our need or …

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How to Decrease the Risk of Heart Disease of Seniors

By Home Care Assistance, 11:45 am on June 30, 2018
Elderly man getting his heart checked by a doctor in Dallas, TX

Since healthy lifestyles typically correlate with a healthy heart, it’s great knowing that even seemingly small lifestyle changes may improve your heart health. Take the time to learn how to decrease your risk of heart disease. Sadly, up to 80% of the 17,000,000 annual deaths from heart disease worldwide could be prevented. Heart disease is often a silent killer, sneaking up slowly until suddenly, the heart damage becomes obvious. You might be planning out your future, but a heart attack or heart disease could change everything. However, if you take time to learn about heart disease and its causes, you’ll become more aware of the daily choices you’re making. You don’t have to waste time worrying …

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Elderly man getting his heart checked by a doctor in Dallas, TX

New Research Leads on Treating Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Don’t Lose Hope!

By Home Care Assistance, 11:44 pm on June 13, 2018
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting elderly people, gradually leads to dementia. Although researches and studies are leading us closer to finding a cure for neurodegenerative diseases, there is no definite treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. As a trusted home health services agency, we understand taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be an around-the-clock task and provide trained and experienced Alzheimer’s care professionals committed to improving the quality of life of your loved one. Read on to learn more about how close the researchers are to finding a treatment for AD and Dementia. New Biomarker to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have …

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All You Need to Know about Memory Assessment

By Home Care Assistance, 3:39 am on May 16, 2018
All You Need to Know about Memory Assessment

If you or a loved one have been experiencing memory loss, it is important to know about memory tests and assessments. Continued memory tests help in diagnosing, and in certain cases, even curb the decline of brain function. Even with continued assessments, patients may need the assistance of a specialized caregiver who can help them with everyday tasks. Continuing on the subject, this blog covers all you need to know about memory assessment. Procedures Involved in Memory Assessment In the first meeting, your doctor should be able to clear all doubts related to memory assessments. Afterwards, the patient is asked to complete a set of assessments that test their thinking ability and memory. The tests …

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All You Need to Know about Memory Assessment

Latest Findings from Research Studies on Parkinson’s Disease

By Home Care Assistance, 2:26 am on May 10, 2018
Latest Findings from Research Studies on Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that develops when dopamine-producing cells die. The disease results in gradual impairment of motor functions, resulting in tremors, slowness of movement, stiffness, and impaired coordination and balance. Although there is no cure for the disease; scientists are constantly conducting research studies to find a solution. This post lists some promising findings from studies, which may help with the treatment and diagnosis of Parkinson’s. Read on. 1. Boosting dopamine, only at certain times, may trigger movement Parkinson’s develops when cells that produce dopamine in the area of the brain that controls movement, die. A recent research featuring scientists from the Columbia University in New York, questions the idea that the …

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Latest Findings from Research Studies on Parkinson’s Disease

Answering 5 Frequently Asked Questions about Alzheimer’s

By Home Care Assistance, 2:23 am on April 27, 2018
Answering 5 Frequently Asked Questions about Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s is a life-long condition that deteriorates a patient’s ability to think rationally, and triggers behavioral and emotional changes. Patients tend to become forgetful and prefer isolating themselves from others. It is crucial for caregivers to understand the various aspects of Alzheimer’s and what to expect in such a situation, in order to provide the right care. If you or a dear one has been experiencing memory loss or extreme mood swings, go through this blog that answers five basic questions about the disorder. 1. What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s is a condition that attacks the brain functions that deal with memory. The disorder is characterized by abnormal changes in brain cells which, in turn, …

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Answering 5 Frequently Asked Questions about Alzheimer's

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Remedies

By Home Care Assistance, 6:14 am on April 23, 2018
Understanding Parkinson’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Remedies

“When the cure for Parkinson’s is found – and it will be – it will be because of all of us working together.” – Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system affecting the motor functions of the body. The disorder develops due to any issue in the brain’s nerve cells that produce Dopamine – the neurotransmitter responsible for sending out signals to control body movement. According to one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare organizations in the US, Parkinson’s affects as many as 1 million people in the country with up to 60,000 cases diagnosed each year. Continuing on the subject, in this post, we discuss the causes, symptoms and …

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Remedies

Understanding the Different Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Home Care Assistance, 12:29 am on March 27, 2018
Understanding the Different Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a common ailment that affects millions of people across the world. In the US alone, close to 30 million people were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2015. Mere looking for Alzheimer’s remedies may not help in tackling the problem, as there is no permanent solution. You can, however, research the right ways to look after your loved one, through a deeper understanding of what they go through. This blog presents an overview of the various stages of AD for you to empathize better. The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease Stage 1 – No Major Evidence of Memory Loss During this stage, neither the patient nor the family realizes the problem. The stage is …

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Understanding the Different Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding Different Types of Dementia and Medications

By Home Care Assistance, 12:15 am on March 21, 2018
Different Types of Dementia and Medications

Millions of people in America grapple with the devastating effects of one type of dementia or the other. This condition, once dubbed senility or senile dementia, is now better understood that ever before and there is a lot that can be done to help people that are afflicted by the condition. Apart from getting the best dementia medications, organizations such as Dallas Home Care Assistance offer the best home Dementia senior care and other related services. In this blog, we take a closer look at what is dementia and touch base on some of the widely used dementia remedies. What is dementia? Contrary to popular belief, dementia is not a disease in itself, but rather, …

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Different Types of Dementia and Medications