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3 Ways to Support a Healthy Aging Mind

A healthy body and healthy mind are inextricably entwined. We know that 30 minutes of exercise each day will keep the body healthy, but what about the mind? Here are three ways that you can help to support a healthy aging mind for your loved one. Continue reading

Why a Discharge Planner is Key to Transitioning Home from the Hospital

If a loved one in your care is in the hospital, their discharge can be a nerve-wracking time filled with worry and uncertainty. You may be concerned that he or she is being discharged too early or that you don’t have the skills necessary to care for them at home. Continue reading

How Caregivers Can Avoid Depression

Caregivers bare enormous amounts of stress. Being intimately involved with a loved one’s emotional, physical and mental health can be draining. Carrying personal life and work responsibilities adds to the daily burden of responsibilities. It can seem like an endless to do list with no end in sight. If you are the caregiver of a loved one, the only way you can sustain your energy and ability to care for them as you wish is to care for yourself. Continue reading

Researchers Discover a Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Gut Bacteria

A team of researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found that some types of intestinal bacteria can speed up the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the study researchers, their findings give hope that new treatments can be found – and that they could pave the way to preventing the disease altogether. Continue reading

How Caregivers Can Help to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

When your loved one has been the hospital and is discharged, you want to make sure they can remain at home. Avoiding readmission to the hospital is very important, because although hospitalization can save lives and manage disease, it can also increase health dangers for seniors. Continue reading

The Importance of Happiness for Seniors

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is the holiday to celebrate love. As a caregiver, that gives you the opportunity to celebrate with the loved one in your care and explore the positive reasons behind your commitment. Continue reading

Five Ways to Promote Healthy Aging in Seniors

We all want our loved ones to be healthy but it can seem like an elusive goal as aging progresses. Multiple health conditions can emerge and for some cognition can begin to decline. However, it is possible to give each … Continue reading

3 Ways to Help Seniors Stay Mobile

Exercise has many benefits for seniors. The most important is that it helps to keep them healthy so they can remain independent and carry out activities of daily living like walking eating, bathing and getting in and out of a … Continue reading

Can “Lost” Memories From Alzheimer’s Be Rediscovered?

Last week, we wrote about a study out of MIT led by Li-Huei Tsai in which they found that putting mice with multiple signs of Alzheimer’s disease into a room with flashing LED lights reduced the percentage of beta amyloid plaques in the mice brains by 50%. This week, we’re following up to introduce you to a similar study, also out of MIT, that attempted to restore memories in mice with early Alzheimer’s using a form of light therapy called optogenetics. Continue reading

A Heart Healthy Beef Stew Recipe to Warm a Winter Evening

If you are caring for a senior, it’s important to pay attention to their nutrition and their heart health. That means preparing foods that are low in salt. Continue reading