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What is Lewy Body Dementia?

Most people have heard of Alzheimer’s disease, which currently affects more than 47 million people worldwide, but many are unaware that there are other forms of dementia. One example, Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), is often described by doctors as “the most common disease you’ve never heard of”. Earlier this month, Susan Williams brought light to LBD when she confirmed that her husband, beloved actor Robin Williams, had been living with this disease. Continue reading

Home Care Assistance Offers “The Family Caregivers’ Guide to the Holidays”

As we enter the holiday season, Home Care Assistance is proud to offer a new expert guide designed to help family caregivers care for senior loved ones and for themselves during one of the most stressful times of year. Continue reading

Decrease Your Risk of Diabetes with Homemade Cooking

In recognition of World Diabetes Day, held on November 14th each year, we are sharing an article on how homemade meals may lower the risk of diabetes as well as a healthy homemade alternative to store-bought pumpkin pie. Yum! Continue reading

Home Care Assistance to Host Free Webinar on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

In recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and Family Caregivers Month, the next installment in the series is entitled “Proven Ways to Care for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and Yourself”, and will discuss proven and engaging ways to care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, as well as methods to protect your own health in the process. Continue reading

Everyone Has the Chance to Care for a Veteran

Sarah Christ, seasoned Veteran and Senior Care Advisor for Home Care Assistance San Diego, shares the history of Veterans Day, her dedication to honoring Veterans and her responsibility to care for those who served their country. Continue reading

10 Signs Your Loved One May Need Home Care

Here we share 10 signs that your loved one may be ready for home care. These signs will guide and help you initiate a conversation around bringing in additional assistance to ensure the safety of your senior loved one and peace of mind for your family. Continue reading

Home Care Assistance Recognizes Elena Csiffari as Caregiver of the Year

At Home Care Assistance, our mission is to change the way the world ages and every day our caregivers work to fulfill this mission by embracing a positive, balanced approach to care centered on the evolving needs of older adults. Because of their years of experience and innate compassion for others, Home Care Assistance caregivers are the most dedicated in the home care industry and continue to elevate the standard of care worldwide. Continue reading

Why In-Person Visits Stave Off Depression Better Than Remote Communication

Technology affords us unparalleled convenience – we can check in on Mom or Dad frequently with a quick phone call or text message even if they live hundreds or thousands of miles away. However, recent research has found that remote communication does not compare to in-person visits when it comes to preventing depression in older adults. Continue reading

The Bare Bones: Calcium and Fractures

World Osteoporosis Day will take place later this month on Tuesday, October 20th. Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures each year, affecting 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50. In recognition of this day, we are sharing the latest research on calcium and bone health as well as 4 tips on how to prevent fractures. Continue reading

Can Technology Help Improve Heart Health?

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide even though most cases are preventable. In recognition of World Heart Day, which is Tuesday, September 29th, Home Care Assistance is sharing the latest study on how positive text messages can encourage heart-healthy choices as well as some tips to kick-start your own heart-healthy regimen. Continue reading