Staving Off Dementia Through Lifestyle Changes While Young

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Dementia and Alzheimer's are horrible conditions we don't want to think about when we're young - but it's the best time to make lifestyle changes that could impact your life as you grow older, according to recent news reports. As in-home caregivers serving those in Menlo Park and the entire Bay Area, we want to educate those in their 30's about how what they do today can affect their later … [Read more...]

Tips For Palo Alto Seniors – Keep Memory From Slipping Away

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Memory is something that affects all of us as we age; you know those times when you can't remember if you turned the coffee pot off before you left for work, or had to search for the car keys. While this is normal and happens more often as we age, there are ways to help seniors' minds stay sharper even into their 70s, 80s, and beyond. As home caregivers for Palo Alto seniors, we have a few tips … [Read more...]

Elder Care – Seniors And Financial Abuse

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Financial abuse can happen to any senior, whether in Menlo Park, San Jose, Walnut Creek, or any city in the San Francisco Bay Area or across the nation. Whether you're a senior or the adult child of an aging parent, would you know if something fishy was going on financially? According to a recent survey of caregivers, financial abuse occurs on a daily and even hourly basis. AARP's Chief Public … [Read more...]

Bay Area Memory Care: Dementia & Alzheimer’s Sleep Issues

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Sleeping becomes more difficult for most of us as we grow older. Napping during the day is typical, but sleeping through the night can seem impossible. Even worse, those who suffer from dementia, Alzheimer's, or similar conditions find sleep issues are even more of a problem. While sleep may be disrupted at any time, seniors seem to have more problems sleeping in the later stages of dementia. … [Read more...]

Dementia Caregivers: How Seniors Hide Dementia Symptoms

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When dementia is first diagnosed, many seniors attempt to "hide" the symptoms. Naturally, as we age we want to maintain a sense of dignity, and the diagnosis of dementia can be devastating. Many seniors have anosognosia, a term used for those who don't really realize they're exhibiting the earliest signs of the disease - essentially, the senior isn't aware of his/her impairment. It isn't easy … [Read more...]

Aging And The Importance Of Humor In Caregiving

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As trusted Palo Alto in home care providers, we know things can get stressful when a family member cares for an aging loved one with memory issues or dementia. To a certain degree, people get forgetful when they get on up there in age. Even those who are relatively young can become the victims of dementia; stressful for everyone in the family. Sometimes a little humor is necessary to lighten … [Read more...]

Bay Area Senior Caregiving – Stimulating The Five Senses

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For seniors, sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste are particularly important. You may have an aging loved one whose sight isn't so good anymore, or who has to turn up the TV to a level that would drive a younger person crazy in order for him/her to hear it. Touch, taste, and smell are other important senses. Even for those who have dementia, Alzheimer's or other issues, stimulating the senses … [Read more...]

Standard Precaution & Its Importance for Bay Area Caregivers

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It's important that home caregivers, whether family members or those hired from an in home care providing service understand standard precaution, what it is, and why it's so important. If you're a caregiver for a senior or elderly individual in the Bay Area, we want to clarify what standard precaution is and why you should be concerned about it. Standard precaution is simply the basic level of … [Read more...]

Most Common Health Issues San Francisco Seniors Face

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San Francisco seniors face a number of health-related issues as they grow older. Depending on the health problems a senior faces, in home care may be an essential factor in allowing an elderly loved one to remain in his/her home, while being safe. We have included some of the most common health issues seniors face below. Heart problems are usually the most notable health concern, and may … [Read more...]

Senior Care Tips – Help Eliminate Feelings of Loneliness

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Living alone can be extremely lonely for seniors not only in San Francisco, but all around the U.S. Often, there isn't ample opportunity for them to get together with family, enjoy delicious meals, create new memories, and talk about old ones. Unfortunately, many seniors are not included in these activities. Some may live in their own homes, others in nursing homes or assisted living … [Read more...]