Tips for Relieving Anxiety in Seniors in Dallas, TX
Tips for Relieving Anxiety in Seniors in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on May 15, 2019

The symptoms of anxiety interfere with the ability to enjoy life. Your senior loved one may worry about things he or she cannot control for the majority of the day, or he or she may have physical symptoms that mimic other health conditions. Help your loved one soothe his or…

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Celebrate Successful Aging with Positive Thinking in Dallas, TX
Celebrate Successful Aging with Positive Thinking in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 6:12 pm on June 9, 2016

The number of people living to age 100 has nearly doubled in the past three decades and with longer lifespan comes a shift in focus on promoting wellness in our extended years. Our mission at Home Care Assistance of Dallas is to change the way the world ages, helping older adults enjoy longer, happier and healthier lives into their later years through community education and innovative programs based on cutting-edge research in the health and senior care fields. It’s time to celebrate successful aging with positive thinking in Dallas! The Balanced Care Method is built on evidence that only one-third of healthy longevity is based on genetics while two-thirds is…

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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 Seniors Can Reignite the Sexual Spark in Their Relationships in Dallas, TX
How Seniors Can Reignite the Sexual Spark in Their Relationships in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on April 28, 2016

It’s important for family members and live-in caregivers in Dallas to understand that sexual contentment is an important part of happiness at any age. For seniors who are in long-term relationships, it is necessary to maintain intimacy throughout the years. Though a person’s sex life will change as they age, it is still possible to have a fulfilling physical and emotional connection to one’s partner. Research by Dr. David Frederick, a professor of psychology at Chapman University, has provided valuable insight into what makes a long-term relationship work. The research team surveyed couples that were in long relationships to see how certain things affected sexual satisfaction. They discovered that people…

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How Our Attitude Toward Aging Affects Longevity in Dallas, TX
How Our Attitude Toward Aging Affects Longevity in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on March 24, 2016

In 1968, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and geriatric specialist Dr. Robert N. Butler created the word ageism, which has become known as discrimination against older people. Recently, however, Umea University professor Fredrik Snellman explained that he is striving to change the concept of the term to reflect a more positive and general experience of aging. His article was published in the Journal Nordic Psychology and can provide insight for seniors and their hourly caregivers in Dallas. In his writings, Snellman explains that instead of discrimination and the other negative ideas associated with the term, “ageism” should be redefined to better reflect the biological, chronological, psychological and social aspects of the aging…

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Should Your Loved One Try Online Dating in Dallas, TX
Should Your Loved One Try Online Dating in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 4, 2016

Online dating is extremely popular among seniors, but it comes with some pros and cons. Before encouraging your senior loved one to set up a profile, Dallas caregivers recommend you examine the following information to determine whether or not online dating is right for your elderly family member.  There’s a Wide Selection of Prospective Suitors There is no shortage of online dating sites, even for seniors. There is a vast selection of seniors that your elderly loved one can interact with when he or she signs up. Some members on the dating site are local while others are scattered around the world, which gives your loved one a better selection…

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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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