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By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on January 27, 2015

Declining memory is one of the most common symptoms seniors experience as they age, which can make it difficult to remember simple details or events. Although losing memory can be frustrating, there are several different ways to recharge the brain with challenging activities and exercises that can be practiced throughout the week. Here are a few memory-tips from the experts at Home Care Assistance, a provider of high-quality home care Clearwater families can count on. Join a Book Club It can be easy for seniors to unintentionally become isolated, and a lack of social interaction can lead to memory decline. Joining…

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Cheap and Healthy Foods for Older Adults
Cheap and Healthy Foods for Older Adults
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on January 20, 2015

Seniors who live on a budget may miss out on important nutrients due to high food prices according to health experts at the AARP. Buying food with the highest nutritional value and paying as little as possible is key for seniors on a strict budget. Fortunately, there are some inexpensive, nutritional powerhouses lurking on your grocer’s shelves. Here are eight of the best budget-friendly groceries for seniors, brought to you by the Clearwater Home Care experts at Home Care Assistance. 1. Brown Rice. Expect to pay about $1.75 per pound for this fiber-filled staple – and a single bag can…

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Apps for Family Caregivers
Apps for Family Caregivers
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on January 13, 2015

Being a senior caregiver is a full-time job. Not only are you managing your own life, but you’re managing someone else’s as well, including important appointments, dietary needs, and a social calendar. No one is able to better understand the needs, frustrations, and joys of caregivers better than Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of senior care Clearwater, FL, families can count on. Here are a handful of apps designed for caregivers that are favorites among our staff. Caregiver’s Touch This versatile app is great for caregivers of elderly people with a variety of medical needs. Features of the Caregiver’s Touch…

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Public Saftey Tips for Active Seniors
Public Saftey Tips for Active Seniors
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on January 5, 2015

One of the goals of any senior is to remain independent for as long as possible. While independence is a reality for most seniors, safety is a key concern, especially when making trips outside of the house. Clearwater senior care experts, Home Care Assistance, suggest sharing the following six tips with your senior loved one to ensure his or her safety when they are out and about. 1. Keep others informed. Whenever your senior loved one is making a trip to the pharmacy, grocery store, or just to a friend’s for tea, make sure someone knows where he or she…

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Ways a Senior with Parkinson's Can Improve Daily Life
Ways a Senior with Parkinson's Can Improve Daily Life
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 30, 2014

Parkinson’s is, unfortunately, not an entirely uncommon health issue among the elderly, typically occurring in people between 50 and 60 years of age, and symptoms can include difficulty with mobility, swallowing and performing manual tasks. Understandably, these can significantly hinder the ability to function in everyday life, but there are simple things your senior loved one can do to improve their daily living. Home Care Assistance, a top provider of senior care Clearwater families trust, offers the following suggestions. Daily Exercise Encouraging your loved one to follow an exercise regimen may help them be more independent. Studies have found that…

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How Alzheimer's Advances in Elderly
How Alzheimer's Advances in Elderly
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 23, 2014

It’s necessary, but never easy, to learn more about Alzheimer’s progression in a senior loved one. The Alzheimer’s Association uses seven stages to help people better understand the progression of the disease. Here, experts of home care Clearwater offer a slightly simplified version to help family members and caregivers know what to expect as they continue to care for their loved one. Before Diagnosis Your elderly relative might not experience any cognitive or memory problems, even though physical changes in the brain that lead to Alzheimer’s are occurring. Eventually, there will be some forgetfulness, which could be early signs of…

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Keeping Elderly Dementia at Bay
Keeping Elderly Dementia at Bay
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 16, 2014

It’s never too late to help your senior loved one take preventative health measures. Whether you’re a family caregiver or an inexperienced provider of Clearwater senior care, below are five ways you can help the senior you care for ward off dementia and continue living a happy and healthy life. 1. Reading and writing Reading and writing on a daily basis helps a person’s brain process and restore information. One study shows people who engage regularly in mental activities, like reading and writing, had a mental decline rate 32 percent less than those with just average mental activity. 2. Consider…

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Events that the Elderly Can Enjoy in Tampa Bay, FL
Events that the Elderly Can Enjoy in Tampa Bay, FL
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 9, 2014

With its warm climate and buzzing senior community, it’s no wonder Tampa is home to so many retirees. Because it boasts such a healthy senior community, the city also offers a number of senior-friendly activities. Leading Clearwater senior care provider, Home Care Assistance, has selected a few favorites for your senior loved one. Creative Arts The Life Enrichment Center caters to seniors living in and around the Tampa Bay area. The center offers a number of classes in music, painting, dance, knitting and crocheting, photography, tai chi, creative writing, and health and fitness. Fees vary by class, but most are less…

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Movies Seniors Will Enjoy
Movies Seniors Will Enjoy
By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on November 25, 2014

One of the best cold-weather activities for young and elderly alike is curling up under a cozy blanket and watching a movie. Finding movies that will appeal to seniors can sometimes be challenging, as many new movies are targeted at a different demographic. Here are some top movie picks that seniors are sure to love, presented by the Palm Harbor home care experts at Home Care Assistance. Nebraska Acclaimed filmmaker Alexander Payne directed this unforgettable 2013 film about a father and son who go on a road trip together. The two men have not been close for many years, but…

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Keeping Elderly Healthy During Holidays
Keeping Elderly Healthy During Holidays
By Doris Kasold, 7:21 pm on November 18, 2014

With most of the major holidays occurring during the cooler months, people are often faced with the temptation to stay indoors and not engage in regular physical activity. Combined with rich foods and larger than normal portions, holidays can spell trouble for seniors attempting to maintain a healthy diet. The home care experts of Home Care Assistance Tampa Bay recommend the following to ensure your loved one has a happy and healthy holiday season. Stay Physically Active Despite dropping temperatures, it is vital seniors find ways to remain active throughout the holiday season. When temperatures are too cool to permit brisk…

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