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The health and wellbeing of our aging community is incredibly important to our team at In Home Care. Our patients are more than clients—they’re family to us. And because of that we want to bring awareness to a topic that receives little attention: alcohol abuse among the aging population.
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Many caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, like those of us at In Home Care Solutions, are enlisting the help of music when caring for patients, known as music therapy. While cognitive impairment often lessens the ease of communication and social interaction, music memory seems to remain relatively intact, offering a great alternative […]
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Vitamin D deficiency can have serious health effects on seniors and caregivers. Getting enough vitamin D through sunlight, diet or supplements can help prevent falls and fractures, autoimmune disorders, high blood pressure, and some cancers. 5 Reasons Vitamin D is a Must-Have for Seniors What is Vitamin D? Essential for strong bones, vitamin D is […]
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From practicing meditation to eating lean proteins, discover the best ways to activate your spirit and boost your energy.
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Recently we posed this question “How do you deal with aggressive Alzheimer patient behavior?” onto a popular LinkedIn Group. We received numerous helpful and insightful comments from industry professionals and those who have personally dealt with this disease. Below you’ll find a sample of the comments and tips, if you have additional remarks feel free to comment! 
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At first glance, some foods like vegetable sprouts, fish and eggs may seem healthy. However, depending on how they are prepared, these foods may contain germs that can easily make elderly people sick, causing food-borne illness, sometimes called food poisoning.   Ruth Frechman, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, told AgingCare.com […]
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New research suggests that a faltering sense of smell might signal the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and that an inexpensive, low-tech smell test could spot who needs more extensive screening for dementia. In two different studies, the decreased ability to identify odors was associated with the loss of brain cell function and progression to […]
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German and French researchers have demonstrated that caffeine has a positive effect on tau deposits, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. They showed how giving regular doses of caffeine to mice bred to develop tau protein deposits in their brains slowed memory decline compared to control mice.
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Three in 10 cases of Alzheimer’s disease could be prevented if people led healthier lifestyles, exercising more and not smoking, research suggests. And keeping to a normal weight and reducing blood pressure would also help slow the predicted sharp rise in numbers getting the disease. The findings, published on Monday in the journal Lancet Neurology, […]
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Maybe your Mom or Dad was the one responsible for teaching you everything. I’m sure you can look back on the time your Mom or Aunt taught you their favorite recipe or your Dad or Uncle explained how to change a tire.  However when parents get older the roles are often reversed. Aging parents and […]
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