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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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By Doris Kasold, 7:09 pm on November 11, 2014

A conference devoted to the United States senior population, occurring only once every 10 years, is set to take place in 2015. The decennial White House Conference on Aging promises to produce tangible solutions for those seeking better quality of life for senior citizens. Due to the importance of this event for seniors in Florida and beyond, you can bet your bottom dollar that Home Care Assistance of Tampa Bay will be staying up to date on breaking conference updates, keeping you informed all along the way. What is the 2015 White House Conference on Aging? In 2015, the White House will hold a conference to frame our national conversation on aging for the coming decades. The conference will focus on 4 key issues concerning senior citizens: Maintaining financial security…

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Tampa Caregivers
Tampa Caregivers
By Doris Kasold, 10:38 pm on November 4, 2014

The caregivers of our nation – those who provide compassionate, high quality, loving care to aging or sick populations – are unsung heroes, whether family members or professional in-home caregivers in Tampa. They provide us with such a great service that a day or a week in honor of these amazing folks is not nearly enough. This is why the staff at Home Care Assistance of Tampa Bay welcomes, with open arms, National Family Caregivers Month. What is National Family Caregivers Month? This is an event that is sponsored by the National Family Caregivers Association. It is intended to not…

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memory care
memory care
By Doris Kasold, 4:27 pm on October 29, 2014

And how can it help seniors with cognitive disorders? Cognitive conditions pose a very unique set of challenges for aging adults and their family members. Though medications, emotional support and help with day-to-day living can aid in managing some symptoms, seniors in Florida with neurodegenerative conditions will usually require assistance from an expertly trained live-in dementia or Alzheimer’s caregiver in Clearwater. What Is Memory Care? Memory care services are designed to promote your loved one’s health and well-being, no matter what stage of the disease they’re in. Memory care includes a variety of things including social activities, entertainment and exercise,…

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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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