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This Week’s Tasty Food Trend: Apple Cider Vinegar

For centuries apple cider vinegar has been touted as a solution for a variety of ailments. Today it is still widely used for its health benefits, which is why apple cider vinegar is the fourth food in our 5-part healthy food trend series. Compared to store-bought salad dressings, apple cider vinegar is healthy and flavorful without any added sugars or fillers. Continue reading

This Week’s Tasty Trend: Kale

In continuation of our 5-part series on healthy and delicious food trends, we are featuring kale as this week’s tasty trend. As a dark green, leafy superfood, kale packs an impressive amount of nutrients and is a great addition to any diet. Continue reading

This Week’s Tasty Food Trend: Coconut

As part of our 5-part series on the latest delicious and nutritious culinary trends, we are featuring derivatives of the coconut fruit. Coconuts are no longer a sporadic holiday treat – they are becoming a part of our daily diet, and rightly so. Continue reading

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