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Steps for Reducing the Risk of Dementia [Infographic]
Steps for Reducing the Risk of Dementia [Infographic]
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on November 21, 2019

Though dementia isn’t completely preventable, it’s possible to reduce the risk by following some of the tips provided on the following infographic. Seniors who do develop some form of dementia can benefit greatly from in-home dementia care. Boca Raton families can rely on the trusted caregivers at Home Care Assistance. Call one of our qualified Care Managers today at .

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Home-Based Activities to Do During Stroke Recovery in Boynton Beach, FL
Home-Based Activities to Do During Stroke Recovery in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on November 14, 2019

A senior begins recovering from a stroke as soon as he or she is stabilized. However, most seniors begin to make even greater leaps in their abilities once they return home. These awesome activities are all great ways to keep your loved one entertained while stimulating the skills needed to recover. 1. Singing2. Painting3. Gardening4. Dictating a Memoir5. Doing Stretching Exercises6. Playing Video Games 1. Singing Seniors who are still…

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How Rheumatoid Arthritis Impacts Seniors [Infographic]
How Rheumatoid Arthritis Impacts Seniors [Infographic]
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on November 7, 2019

Rheumatoid arthritis affects many seniors around the world, and the condition can make it more challenging to enjoy a high quality of life in the golden years. If your aging loved one has rheumatoid arthritis and needs assistance while aging in place, consider home care. Boynton Beach families can count on the caregivers at Home Care Assistance to help their loved ones with a wide variety of tasks in and…

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Remembering Dementia’s Reversible Causes via Mnemonic Device in Boynton Beach, FL
Remembering Dementia’s Reversible Causes via Mnemonic Device in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on October 31, 2019

When people hear the term “dementia,” they have a tendency to think the worst. While Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, is incurable, there are other causes of dementia that are considered reversible under the right circumstances. You and your senior loved one can remember these reversible causes of dementia by using the word “dementia” as a mnemonic device. D: DrugsE: Emotional DisordersM: Metabolic ConditionsE: Ear/Eye ProblemsN: Normal…

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Brain-Boosting Puzzles for Elderly Stroke Survivors in Boynton Beach, FL
Brain-Boosting Puzzles for Elderly Stroke Survivors in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on October 17, 2019

Any older adult recovering from a stroke is going to need to put in a lot of time and effort to make as many important gains as possible during the recovery process, especially within the first 3–4 months. This doesn’t mean some aspects of the stroke recovery process during and after this initial period can’t also be enjoyable and engaging. One way to make this possible is with puzzles. Below…

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How Lower Readmissions Benefit Seniors in Boynton Beach, FL
How Lower Readmissions Benefit Seniors in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on September 26, 2019

Reducing hospital readmissions is a priority for everyone involved in the field of senior care. Hospitals are now focusing on making sure seniors are informed about what to expect when they go home, and families are encouraged to arrange for home care services to prevent common issues that arise during recovery. Seniors who are able to stay out of the hospital after they’re discharged enjoy these seven benefits. 1. Minimized…

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Parkinson’s Disease Effects on Seniors’ Social Lives in Boynton Beach, FL
Parkinson’s Disease Effects on Seniors’ Social Lives in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on September 12, 2019

The challenges associated with Parkinson’s disease can strain relationships between seniors and their caregivers as well as with other family members and friends. The symptoms of the disease can also make it difficult for seniors to complete regular tasks, causing them to become isolated. Below are potential problems many seniors with Parkinson’s disease experience and the impact these challenges have on their social lives. Mobility ImpairmentPoor CommunicationIncreased Stress LevelsOutside Support…

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Top Treatment Tips for Alzheimer's Family Caregivers in Boynton Beach, FL
Top Treatment Tips for Alzheimer's Family Caregivers in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on August 29, 2019

People with Alzheimer’s disease deserve to be treated like everyone else. Although your senior loved one faces some challenges now, there’s no need to change how you act around him or her. However, it does help to remember a few basic care practices to maintain a strong connection with your loved one while meeting his or her needs. 1. Use People-First Language2. Continue to Seek Your Loved One’s Opinion3. Give…

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What is Respite Care in Boynton Beach, FL
What is Respite Care in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on August 15, 2019

Respite care involves hiring a professional caregiver to come into a senior’s home and provide assistance. Families are able to customize the extent of assistance an older loved one needs and the type of care provided. Respite care offers many benefits for both family members and their elderly parents. Seniors Requiring AssistanceTypes of Care ProvidedAdaptable CareFamily Caregiver ReliefProfessional AdviceSenior Benefits Seniors Requiring Assistance There are many reasons seniors might need…

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Elderly Man Cooking
Elderly Man Cooking
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on July 25, 2019

Seniors with dementia should engage in meaningful activities that hold their interest. Many people with dementia have limited attention spans and may be unable to focus on tasks for an extended time. Meaningful activities stir positive emotions and therefore are appropriate for seniors with cognitive deficits who may also exhibit negative behaviors. Here are some meaningful activities for seniors with dementia to participate in. ScrapbookingListening to Favorite SongsVisiting with Old…

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