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Parkinson's Hospital Care in Fl.
Parkinson's Hospital Care in Fl.
By Doris Kasold, 8:28 pm on October 21, 2014

The University of South Florida, also known as USF, is making major headway with the expansion of its Parkinson’s disease research department. The doctors who lead this department, such as Dr. Sanchez-Ramos, are increasing services to people with the disease as well as raising more research funds in the hopes that a cure will be found. Parkinson’s caregivers in Clearwater and seniors affected by PD remain hopeful that the medical experts at USF will come up with a solution to this degenerative disease. Here’s some news about what’s been going on within USF’s Department of Neurology. New Parkinson’s Disease Research…

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Happy Senior woman
Happy Senior woman
By Doris Kasold, 8:00 am on October 14, 2014

“A wealth of scientific and anecdotal evidence demonstrates precisely that it’s when people have surpassed many of life’s big landmarks that their overall satisfaction and happiness peaks,” according to a recent Huffington Post article¹. The article goes on to say that most adults experience two peaks in happiness during their lifetime, one during their 20’s and another around the age of 69. Another article on the same subject published in Psychological Science² detailed the following observations: “People seem to develop better skills for regulating their emotions as they age. For example, older people often have smaller and closer social networks…

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Medical Alert Reviews | Home Care Assistance Tampa Bay
Medical Alert Reviews | Home Care Assistance Tampa Bay
By Doris Kasold, 8:00 am on September 30, 2014

This two-part series on life-saving technology for senior adults in Tampa, FL is a “must read.” Not only do these medical alert devices have the potential to save an aging adult’s life, but they also provide peace of mind and help for Clearwater caregivers.. If you haven’t already, click here to read last week’s blog post, which covers everything from blood glucose monitors and medication reminders to cardiac care and blood pressure tests. Part two of this series will focus solely on personal emergency response systems. You’ve probably seen advertisements for these medical alert systems. They connect a person in…

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Home blood pressure monitoring
Home blood pressure monitoring
By Doris Kasold, 4:53 pm on September 23, 2014

Technology has come a long way in recent years and many experts have created extremely helpful and potentially life-saving devices for senior adults. The senior care experts at Home Care Assistance of Tampa Bay have taken the time to compile a list of the latest and greatest devices that aim to protect the elderly from illness, accidents, and disease. This two-part series will present information about several in-home gadgets and gizmos that are worth investing in, with Part Two focusing solely on medical alert systems. Home Care Assistance just wants to remind you that we are not endorsing any of…

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shopping with aging loved ones
shopping with aging loved ones
By Doris Kasold, 8:00 am on September 16, 2014

Unfortunately, senior citizens often battle health issues that decrease mobility and make independence difficult. This can mean staying home most of the time and relying on family members or an in-home senior caregiver in Clearwater, FL to provide care and needed personal items. It is important, however, to get your aging loved ones out of the house for some socialization and exercise whenever you can. A shopping trip can be the perfect outing, affording your elderly parent an opportunity to feel more in control of their life by choosing the food, clothing and personal items they want. Here are some…

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enjoyable outdoor activities for Tampa Seniors
enjoyable outdoor activities for Tampa Seniors
By Doris Kasold, 8:00 am on September 9, 2014

As people age, they often inadvertently adopt more sedentary behaviors and may withdrawal from the outdoors. However, participation in outdoor activities is vital to overall health and well-being. Being outdoors and participating in outdoor activities has a host of benefits including: Vitamin D exposure: Sunlight is an excellent source of Vitamin D. Between five and 30 minutes of sunlight exposure each day has an incredible effect on the body. Vitamin D is useful in fighting conditions such as osteoporosis, cancer, depression and heart attacks. Improved mood: Nothing boosts moods better than fresh air, sunshine and good company. Aging adults should…

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Quality Care for Seniors with Alzheimers
Quality Care for Seniors with Alzheimers
By Doris Kasold, 8:00 am on August 27, 2014

If you are caring for your loved one they are living with Alzheimer’s, you are well aware of the various challenges that can accompany day to day life. However, even with these challenges, it is possible for your loved one to lead a healthy, safe and fulfilled life. Below are three key strategies for healthy living with Alzheimer’s, presented by the Clearwater senior care experts at Home Care Assistance. Consistency – The single most important thing to healthy living for an Alzheimer’s patient is to have a set schedule for each day. Meals, for instance, should be served around the…

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Post Hospital Care Services
Post Hospital Care Services
By Doris Kasold, 5:21 pm on August 20, 2014

You don’t have to be a caregiver for long to realize that it is one of the toughest jobs in the world. It can leave you mentally, physically and emotionally drained and at times, more than a little overwhelmed. However, even when you are providing your loved one home care, Clearwater family caregivers also need to set aside the time to take care of themselves. Below are some suggestions for self-care that are incredibly important for your own long-term health. Talk It Out There will be days when you feel anger. Or depression. Or guilt. These are all normal reactions…

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Peaches for National Peach Month
Peaches for National Peach Month
By Doris Kasold, 4:54 pm on August 13, 2014

Sweet juices, a delicate tartness, and plump to the touch – peaches offer one of the best tastes on Earth. Having branched out from the native wild peach groves of China, this delicious fruit has been praised by individuals around the world for their many benefits: nutrients, medicinal effects and flavor. At Home Care Assistance of Tampa Bay, healthy living is an important component of our Balanced Care Method™, our unique and holistic approach to senior care, health and wellness. This month, we’re celebrating National Peach Month. What a fantastic excuse to have some fun with the senior in your…

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traveling with seniors
traveling with seniors
By Doris Kasold, 8:00 am on August 6, 2014

Sibling rivalry is not something that is simply outgrown in childhood. As a matter of fact, this problem typically resurfaces when adult children become caregivers for their aging parent. Although some rivalry is normal and considered healthy, it can reach critical points, especially given the amount of stress caregivers are already under. The tension can become unbearable for the parent and caregivers, leading to a breakdown of the family. For this reason, Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of Clearwater senior care, is going to explore some of the causes, effects and potential solutions to this dilemma. Causes of Rivalry…

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