Invisible

By Dallas Home Care Assistance, 3:22 pm on July 12, 2016

During all sorts of get-togethers, family members tell countless stories with important lessons sprinkled throughout. In fact, the act of storytelling has been passed down from person to person for centuries. Overall, telling these tales of personal history allows modern generations of people to learn about their ancestors, if even for the first time….

By Dallas Home Care Assistance, 4:55 pm on July 7, 2016

One of the leading causes of hospital readmissions is the lack of adequate support and recovery following a hospital discharge. To help make a patient’s transition home smooth and successful, Home Care Assistance is committed to educating seniors about post-hospitalization care and helping them recover successfully through our Hospital to…

By Dallas Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on July 7, 2016

As the heat intensifies this summer, seniors become more prone to heat stroke. Here’s how Dallas at-home caregivers can prevent their loved ones from succumbing to the condition. Manage Prescription Drugs Certain prescription medication can increase the risk of heat stroke in elderly people. For example, diuretics are likely to…

By Dallas Home Care Assistance, 2:41 pm on July 6, 2016

Obesity has long been associated with many health conditions including heart disease and diabetes. However, new evidence suggests a correlation with mental health as well. A study that began in France in the early 1990’s surveyed 6,401 adults between the ages of 31 and 63. Participants provided their body mass indices…

By Dallas Home Care Assistance, 2:02 pm on June 30, 2016

In her lab at King’s College London, neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret studies how new brain cells are created in the adult nervous system through a process called neurogenesis. This phenomenon is unique to the hippocampal region of the brain, an area that is involved in memory and mood. Through her research, Thuret hopes…

By Dallas Home Care Assistance, 12:01 pm on June 28, 2016

Although the media continuously publicizes new research around Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, there is still a large amount of uncertainty around the disease, how it progresses and ways in which individuals can delay its symptoms. Scientists have long preached that staying active, having hobbies, and creating strong social…

By Dallas Home Care Assistance, 12:08 pm on June 24, 2016

Worldwide, 387 million people are living with diabetes with numbers expected to increase to 592 million in the next twenty years. If left unmanaged, diabetes can have serious effects on the heart, kidneys, nerves and teeth and puts the individual at an increased risk of stroke and dementia. Now, a…

By Dallas Home Care Assistance, 5:06 pm on June 20, 2016

Technology affords us unparalleled convenience – we can check in on Mom or Dad frequently with a quick phone call or text message even if they live hundreds or thousands of miles away. However, recent research has found that remote communication does not compare to in-person visits when it comes…

By Dallas Home Care Assistance, 12:53 pm on June 14, 2016

The myth that aging means inevitable cognitive decline is a common misconception. As a part of our mission to change the way the world ages, Home Care Assistance of Dallas hopes to dispel these myths around aging and focus on the positive side of growing old. Another proponent of positive…