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Tasty Food Trends You’ll Want to Try

From battering and frying cookies and cakes to the “everything’s better with bacon” trend, food fads may not always be good for us. In support of a healthy, balanced lifestyle, Home Care Assistance has organized a 5-part series featuring nutritious – yet delicious – takes on the latest culinary trends. Read this week’s post to learn about the latest tasty trend – vegan pesto with squash pasta. Continue reading

Blue Zones, Okinawans & Longevity

The much sought-after “fountain of youth” may not exist, but there are lifestyle choices that we can make to live longer, happier lives. Dan Buettner, a longevity expert, has spent over a decade studying the longest-living and healthiest people of the so-called “Blue Zones”. The longevity hotspots include Okinawa, Japan; Ikaria, Greece; Sardinia, Italy; Loma Linda, California; and Nicoya, Costa Rica, and are on average home to more centenarians than anywhere else in the world. From Buettner’s research, he derived four longevity-boosting secrets that we would like to share. Continue reading

Celebrating World Parkinson’s Day

In recognition of James Parkinson’s birthday, April 11th is celebrated globally as World Parkinson’s Day. Join us in raising awareness as we share information on Parkinson’s disease and how in-home caregivers can help care for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease. Continue reading

The Brain-Boosting Power of a Grocery List Staple: Milk

It is common knowledge that milk helps build strong bones and healthy muscles but now research has proven that milk has brain-boosting benefits too. As a normal part of aging, cognitive health starts to decline, so it is important to make positive, proactive choices such as eating brain-healthy foods to promote optimal wellbeing and longevity. Continue reading

Home Care Assistance Helps Fulfill 85-Year-Old Veteran’s Final Wish

At Home Care Assistance, our mission is to change the way the world ages by enriching the lives of seniors, celebrating successful aging and promoting independence for older adults. Last September we honored our mission by partnering up with Wish of a Lifetime, a non-profit organization with a similar passion of fostering appreciation for seniors, to launch our Wish Possible campaign and sponsor one wish for a very deserving senior. Continue reading

Celebrate Brain Awareness Week with Meditation

Over 20 years ago, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives launched Brain Awareness Week as a way to observe progress in the field of neuroscience and educate the public about brain health. Now, Brain Awareness Week, which is celebrated March 16th through the 22nd, is a global initiative. To do our part, we are exploring the positive impact mindfulness and breathing can have on the brain and sharing tips on how to start incorporating meditation into your daily routine for a clearer, happier mind. Continue reading

Physical Exercise Keeps Body and Brain in Shape

A recent study from the Boston University School of Medicine suggests that it is never too late to harness the benefits of healthy behaviors. In particular, researchers found that a higher physical fitness level in your 40s is directly correlated with higher brain volume and better performance on cognitive tests in your 60s. Continue reading

7 Tips for Post-Stroke Care

Stroke is a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability. Read these 7 tips to ensure a smooth recovery following a stroke. Continue reading

Are You Sitting Too Much? 5 Tips to Reduce Sedentary Habits

A new study from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine suggests that regardless of exercise, sitting for extended periods of time increases the risk of disability later in life. Continue reading

A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

Worldwide, the month of February is dedicated to raising awareness around heart health. For our part, we wanted to share some risk factors of heart disease and stroke as well as a delicious heart-healthy recipe! Continue reading