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February 25, 2016

6 Steps to Post-Hospitalization Recovery

The first 72 hours home are critical for post-hospitalization patients. Patients are fatigued and family members are often confused and helpless. In addition to a comprehensive discharge plan, a caregiver can help manage the transition home and help you on the path towards a successful recovery.

February 23, 2016

From the Cognitive Therapeutics Blog: Researchers Now Studying Alzheimer’s in Down Syndrome

Researchers are focusing more of their efforts on studying Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that occurs when there is a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21.

February 15, 2016

Honor Your Living Legend by Celebrating Love

In honor of love, both young and old, and in celebration of Valentine’s Day, we are sharing three of our favorite Honor Your Living Legend submissions here!

February 12, 2016

4 Valentine’s Day Activities

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, restaurant reservations are filling up, while flowers and chocolates are on back-order. If you haven’t made plans yet, don’t fret! Here are 4 date ideas that are fun and don’t require much prep. Best of all, you can involve friends or the whole family in celebration of all kinds of love!

February 9, 2016

Valentine’s Day Treat: Berry Crumble à la Mode

In preparation for Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 14th, we have created a heart-healthy recipe in line with our Balanced Care Method™. The Method is a holistic approach to healthy aging that promotes a healthy diet, physical activity, mental stimulation, socialization and a sense of calm and purpose.

February 4, 2016

3 Tips to Prevent Cancer

Worldwide, cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. In 2012, there were 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths. The World Cancer Research Fund International estimates that 31 percent of cases are preventable through eating a healthy diet, performing physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight. This means that a third of all cancer cases are preventable through healthy lifestyle choices.

February 2, 2016

5 Tips for Heart Health

As part of our commitment to community education around topics related to health and wellness, here are 5 tips to promote heart health!

January 28, 2016

7 Habits of Highly Effective Caregivers

Stephen Covey’s best-selling book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, shares the best approaches to effectively meet personal goals. Inspired by his principles, Allie Harris, Home Care Liaison of Home Care Assistance Bethesda, shares seven habits of successful caregivers.

January 25, 2016

5 Tips for Healthy Longevity

Worldwide there are an estimated 450,000 centenarians, people who are living to 100-years-old and beyond. In Japan alone, the centenarian population has quadrupled in the last decade. We have also seen a rise in the number of supercentenarians, or those individuals that live past their 110th birthday. Here we offer 5 ways to satisfy lifestyle behaviors of the longest-living and healthiest people on Earth so that you may join the ranks of the centenarian elite.

January 15, 2016

Creative Approaches to Dementia Care: Using Improv Theater

One creative approach to dementia care uses the principles that guide improvisational theater, abbreviated as improv. Researchers, family caregivers and improv performers have noticed that the rules of improv run parallel with caregiving methods for Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

January 11, 2016

6 Tips for Safe Driving for Seniors

As we enter January, driving conditions tend to be more dangerous due to rainy or snowy roads. For seniors, age-related declines in vision, mobility and reaction time can limit driving abilities, making it even more difficult to drive safely on slippery roads. To this end, we have put together 6 tips for safe driving that are important for your safety and that of others.

January 1, 2016

What is your New Year’s Resolution?

As 2015 comes to a close, Home Care Assistance would like to encourage all individuals currently caring for a loved one to make their health, both physical and mental, a priority in 2016. To this end, we have compiled a list of our favorite healthy lifestyle choices, habits and tips to help you craft healthy New Year’s Resolutions and start 2016 strong!