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By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on March 31, 2015

Looking for a senior fitness program for your elderly loved one in the Tampa, Florida area? Look no further. Leading Clearwater senior care Home Care Assistance recommends these programs and classes that will help your elderly family member get active and make new friends in a safe, healthy environment. Tampa Metropolitan…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on March 24, 2015

If you provide dementia care in Palm Harbor for a senior loved one, you may have heard music therapy can benefit those who have conditions that cause cognitive decline. In fact, clinical research shows certain types of music therapy can have real benefits for seniors with dementia. While music therapy…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on March 17, 2015

Bingo is a mainstay of senior centers and church socials. But did you know it also has proven benefits for seniors’ cognitive skills? Studies show that for those with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, bingo games with large, high contrast cards improved thinking skills and memory. Experts of home care,…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on March 10, 2015

If your senior loved one has a bit of a sweet tooth, we don’t have to tell you how difficult it can be to find sweet treats for seniors that are also healthy. These cookies are baked with bittersweet chocolate, which is loaded with antioxidants and better for your senior…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on February 24, 2015

Sleep is essential for maintaining good health. Unfortunately, seniors with Parkinson’s disease sometimes find it difficult to catch a good night’s because of PD symptoms like muscle spasms that contribute to nighttime insomnia and daytime sleepiness. Clearwater Parkinson’s care provider, Home Care Assistance, offers an overview of the most common…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on February 17, 2015

Communicating effectively with a physician is one of the best ways to ensure your senior loved one is getting the medical care he or she needs. If you are the person in charge of taking a senior loved one to and from appointments, it’s up to you to be prepared…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on February 10, 2015

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability, especially for those over the age of 65. Many factors influence stroke risk, including blood-pressure levels and smoking cigarettes, but age remains one of the most readily identifiable risk factors. Treatment and care for those who have suffered a stroke have…

By Doris Kasold, 10:33 pm on February 3, 2015

While most of us think our golden years will be the most relaxing, it’s not uncommon for our senior loved ones to feel stressed, especially if they are frequently isolated, unable to partake in activities they enjoyed in the past, or have trouble accomplishing daily tasks with ease. Home Care…

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…

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,…