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Safe and Fun Winter Activities for Seniors in Dallas, TX
Safe and Fun Winter Activities for Seniors in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 31, 2015

Even with the cheer leftover from the holiday season, winter can be underwhelming for some senior citizens. Frigid air and lack of sunshine can put a damper on any outdoor activities seniors would otherwise enjoy, thereby resigning them to the house. Don’t let the winter blues get your senior loved one down. If you’re looking for some safe and fun winter activities to enjoy with your senior loved one, Dallas part-time care provider can recommend a few notable ideas. Winter Organizing The winter months are the perfect time for your senior to get organized. Sorting through closets, cabinets, and wherever else your senior loved one keeps his or her odds…

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Understanding How Winter Depression Affects Seniors in Dallas, TX
Understanding How Winter Depression Affects Seniors in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 24, 2015

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, people of all ages start to feel more lethargic and perhaps even sad. Winter depression occurs because the brain and body are naturally affected by the daily cycle of light and dark. Your aging loved ones are even more susceptible to winter depression because they are not as active as they used to be, which can inhibit the brain’s ability to regulate negative emotions as seniors age. Fortunately, Dallas live-in home care professionals can share several tips to fight off winter depression and alleviate negative feelings. Exercise Regularly One of the major reasons that seniors are prone to winter depression…

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How Loosening the Blood-Brain Barrier Allows for Effective Treatment in Dallas, TX
How Loosening the Blood-Brain Barrier Allows for Effective Treatment in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 17, 2015

Scientists affiliated with the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program located at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Canada have successfully penetrated the blood-brain barrier using non-invasive focused ultrasound in order to deliver chemotherapy agents to malignant brain tumors. Providers of senior home care in Dallas explain what this means in terms of providing more effective drug treatment to those who are sick. What Is the Blood-Brain Barrier? The blood-brain barrier is a layer of tightly joined cells that line the blood vessels of the brain. This barrier acts like a brick wall to prevent harmful chemicals from entering the brain and inflicting damage. However, the natural blockage also prevents physicians from effectively…

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Exciting Christmas Traditions Seniors in Dallas, TX Can Enjoy
Exciting Christmas Traditions Seniors in Dallas, TX Can Enjoy
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 10, 2015

When a senior loved one lives alone, the holiday season can be difficult for him or her. But with the help of caregivers in Dallas, families can make the holiday season special for seniors in so many ways. Start new traditions in your loved one’s home and include them in as many of the festive activities as possible. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Decorate the Home Whether the extent of holiday decorations entails trimming a small tree or creating a more elaborate display, decorating can lift your loved one’s spirits. Seniors may be delighted at the chance to spend time with loved ones and watch younger generations…

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3 Joys of Becoming a Family Caregiver in Dallas, TX
3 Joys of Becoming a Family Caregiver in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on November 26, 2015

Though being a caregiver can pose a range of challenges, most family caregivers find providing the live-in or hourly home care Dallas seniors need to be highly rewarding. If your senior loved one could use the assistance of a family caregiver, here are three reasons why senior care experts believe it could be worth it. 1. Furthers Familial Relationships Because being an in-home caregiver for your senior relative requires spending many hours a week together, it’s likely that you will develop a healthier relationship than before. Likewise, most family caregivers agree that there is a special and unique bond that is formed between caregivers and their loved ones that can…

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4 Mentally Stimulating Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer's in Dallas, TX
4 Mentally Stimulating Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer's in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on November 19, 2015

One way to help delay the progression of certain Alzheimer’s symptoms is to keep seniors cognitively engaged. If you’re a family caregiver looking for ways to help your elderly loved one, try incorporating some intellectually stimulating activities into his or her daily routine. The following are four activities that experts at Dallas Home Care Assistance recommend to help stimulate cognition among seniors with Alzheimer’s. 1. Arts and Crafts For many seniors with Alzheimer’s, activities that require creativity can help delay cognitive decline. If your elderly loved one enjoys making gifts by hand, arts and crafts can be a fun and productive way to stay mentally engaged. 2. Baking and Cooking…

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How Caregivers Can Relieve Stress This Thanksgiving in Dallas, TX
How Caregivers Can Relieve Stress This Thanksgiving in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on November 12, 2015

Just anticipating holiday hustle and bustle can be a source of anxiety. Family caregivers in particular are susceptible to stress during the holiday season, a trusted provider of in-home care in Dallas have prepared the following tips to help family members ease the tension and enjoy some quality time with their loved ones. Simplify Holiday Tasks Many people max themselves out with holiday “must-dos”, but scaling them down will immediately reduce your stress. One way to reassess your priorities is to draw up a simple chart. Write down your holiday tasks, and then ask yourself these four questions: Would the holiday be as meaningful without this activity? Is there an…

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The Differences Between Assisted Living and Home Care in Dallas, TX
The Differences Between Assisted Living and Home Care in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on November 5, 2015

There are a number of options available for family members concerned about providing long-term care for their elderly loved ones. Both assisted living and home care services offer solutions for seniors who need help with daily tasks like grooming, shopping and housekeeping, but there are significant differences between the two. The following article explains the differences between at-home care and assisted living in the hopes that family members will make the right choice for their senior loved ones. Housing for Seniors Assisted living facilities provide housing for seniors in a setting that’s more homelike than a nursing facility. Services offered in these apartment-like complexes vary and range from housekeeping and group…

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