Elder Care – Olive Oil Shown To Ward Off Alzheimer’s Disease

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As Bay Area in-home care providers, we know Alzheimer's is a horrible disease that can strike people of all ages, although it typically occurs in aging seniors. Now, researchers have discovered what appears to be promising news: A key component of the Mediterranean Diet, extra-virgin olive oil, works to stave off cognitive decline. Known to promote mental and heart health, along with brain … [Read more...]

Senior Care – Warning Signs Of Stroke Differ Between Genders

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Most people don't realize that risk factors and even symptoms or signs of a stroke differ between women and men. If you care for an aging loved one, it's important to know what the risk factors are, and what symptoms to watch for so that you know when to seek medical attention. For Women, Primary Risk Factors include: Taking birth control pills, pregnancy, and HRT or hormone replacement … [Read more...]

Springtime Allergies And Bay Area Seniors

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Many people suffer from allergies during the spring season, however for Bay Area seniors allergies can be particularly troublesome. Nothing is more beautiful than new flowers and blooming trees, but for some, the joy is dampened by constant sneezing, watery eyes, a running nose, etc. Why are seasonal allergies potentially serious for seniors? Many already have breathing difficulties or … [Read more...]

Senior Care: Nutrition For Seniors Receiving Cancer Treatment

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If you're a caregiver for an aging loved one who is receiving treatment for cancer in Palo Alto or the Bay Area, you may not be aware of the positive role you can play in his or her recovery. Fighting cancer is tough not only for the patient, but for the entire family. It's physically and emotionally taxing on the patient, but nutrition is vital to recovery. Some claim that an alkaline or … [Read more...]

How Bay Area Seniors Can Beat The Winter Blues

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Seniors in Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and throughout the Bay Area often have what many people refer to as the "winter blues," however many people actually suffer from SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. This can be attributed to the fact that during winter months, daylight hours are shorter. Regardless of whether it's SAD or simply the winter blues, there are some things you can do to beat it! Bay … [Read more...]

Bay Area Senior Care – How Seniors Can Improve Sleep

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Today's society is one in which many people don't get the required 7 or 8 hours sleep per night they need for good health. As a senior, a good night's sleep is critical to your well-being. We all suffer from restless nights and insomnia occasionally, but how can you enjoy better sleep overall - and what are the possible adverse health effects when you don't get sufficient sleep on a regular … [Read more...]

Living With Arthritis? Four Essential Tips For Palo Alto Seniors

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As temperatures begin to cool off a bit in the San Francisco Bay Area, many seniors who live with arthritis will experience at least some degree of stiffness or pain in the joints. In fact, almost 50% of Palo Alto seniors age 65 older have arthritis, for which there is no cure. How can you manage the symptoms and feel your best during the colder winter months? Our Bay Area home caregivers have … [Read more...]

Menlo Park Senior Care – Seniors And Drug Dependency

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When most of us think about drug dependency or abuse, we think about a younger generation. As experienced Menlo Park senior care experts, we know that drug dependency is a growing concern among the elderly today as more and more seniors become dependent on opioids, stimulants, and other legal drugs in treating or managing pain or other health concerns. Unfortunately, drug abuse among the elderly … [Read more...]

Senior Care – Seniors With Aches Relying On Home Remedies

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With baby boomers making up a huge percentage of the population in the U.S., many seniors are beginning to manage those everyday little aches and pains using more "natural remedies" rather than potentially addictive or dangerous painkillers. As San Jose senior care experts, we thought seniors who read our blog may be interested in learning more about natural pain relief. A National Health … [Read more...]

Menlo Park Senior Care – Tips To Stay Mentally Sharp

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As compassionate Menlo Park senior care professionals, we know there is currently no known "cure" for dementia or Alzheimer's. However, brain fitness can certainly improve the quality of life and overall health for those who are aging! Sudoku puzzles and popular brain games available online are certainly good for keeping the mind active, but seniors should engage in a wide array of hobbies and … [Read more...]