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...]

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...]

Palo Alto Seniors – Healthy Aging and Happiness Connection

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As professional home caregivers for those in the Palo Alto area, we know that contrary to popular belief, there really is such a thing as happy and healthy aging as we all reach age 50 and beyond. Many people think once you get to a certain age, you'll most certainly face health issues, depression, and the feeling that all that is ahead is the end. Studies have proven that you can choose to age … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Care – Could The Disease Affect Your Family?

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You may be worried that Alzheimer's disease is in an aging loved one's future, or even your own. While it's impossible to see into the future, dementia and Alzheimer's are conditions everyone should be concerned about. The good news is that there are new blood tests that can "predict" up to three years in advance whether someone may be afflicted with this life-changing and horrible disease. If … [Read more...]

Senior Caregiving – Steps To Help Prevent Hospitalization

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Although our business is providing home care services for those in the San Francisco area, we know there are problems seniors face all across the nation. As we age, our physical and mental health often slowly decline. The elderly are more prone to accidents and at a higher risk of some medical conditions. No one wants to spend time in the hospital, and sometimes it's unavoidable. However there … [Read more...]

How Caregivers Can Encourage Healthy Choices

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As we head toward fall, it's important to take care of yourself as a caregiver, and help those you care for enjoy each day to the fullest. Whether you live in San Francisco or any surrounding area, making healthy choices for aging loved ones as well as yourself is important. Caring for an elderly parent can be draining; you may feel that you never have time for yourself - and you may often feel … [Read more...]

Considering Bay Area in Home Care? Avoid These Mistakes

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If you have an aging loved one in Palo Alto, San Jose or other parts of the Bay Area and are considering in home care, there are certain mistakes many people make when hiring a caregiver. We know that taking care of an aging parent (or parents) on your own is often a huge and exhausting task, especially when you have a family and career of your own. Hiring a caregiver to come into your loved … [Read more...]

Menlo Park Caregivers: Do You Practice Self-Compassion?

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Caregivers are generally kind, compassionate people. Whether you are a member of the family who provides care for an elderly loved one, or a professional caregiver, self-compassion is important. It seems that in many cases, those who find themselves in caregiver roles, whether caring for an aging senior or a child with special needs, often neglect themselves. As a caregiver, caring for yourself … [Read more...]

Live In Care For Seniors – Living with an Aging Parent?

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Many adult children make the decision to live with an elderly parent when the other parent passes away. Perhaps you promised your mom or dad that when the other died, you would take care of the surviving parent so that he/she never had to face the horrors of a nursing home. Now that you've made the decision and have been living with your aging loved one (or he/she is living with you), you may … [Read more...]