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Monitoring Emotional Changes in Seniors in Henderson, NV
Monitoring Emotional Changes in Seniors in Henderson, NV
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on October 5, 2015

While dementia is one of the most common senior mental health issues, it is by no means the only one. Seniors are also affected by depression and anxiety, and these issues often go untreated since they can be easy to hide from others. Recognizing the signs of emotional and mental changes your loved one may be experiencing can help you provide the best possible assistance. The senior care experts at Henderson Home Care Assistance suggest watching for these symptoms. Sadness We all experience sadness from time to time. If your loved one shows signs of unhappiness for more than two weeks, however, it might be due to depression. If this…

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Reducing the Risk of Parkinson's Disease in Henderson, NV
Reducing the Risk of Parkinson's Disease in Henderson, NV
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on September 28, 2015

Though the cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown and there is no surefire way of preventing it, scientific studies have shown some healthy habits can lower the risk of developing the disorder. The staff at Home Care Assistance, a leading provider ofHenderson senior home care, offers these Parkinson’s prevention suggestions for your senior loved one. Exercise Parkinson’s disease affects movement, causes rigidity of muscles, slows actions, and decreases the range of motion of joints. Regular exercise when middle-aged can reduce the chances of acquiring the disease in senior years by about 30 percent. Studies show the exercise needs to be either moderate or vigorous to have a potentially positive impact in…

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Knowing the Seven Stages of Alzheimer's Disease
Knowing the Seven Stages of Alzheimer's Disease
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on September 21, 2015

Every senior with Alzheimer’s disease experiences it differently. However, there are still many similarities throughout the stages of the disease. Supporting a loved one with Alzheimer’s symptoms can become easier once you understand how the condition unfolds. Here is an overview of the 7 stages of Alzheimer’s disease, brought to you by the senior care experts at Home Care Assistance of Henderson. Stage 1: No Impairment At this point, the disease is not yet detectable and no obvious symptoms are present, which makes it difficult to know if your loved one even has the disease. Only a PET scan can reveal the presence of Alzheimer’s in this initial stage. Stage…

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Health Risks for Elderly With High Sodium Intake
Health Risks for Elderly With High Sodium Intake
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on September 14, 2015

Most Americans consume more than twice the recommended daily amount of sodium, which is found in processed food and beverages, and even in some over-the-counter medicines. As your elderly loved one ages, excess sodium intake can lead to many dangerous health conditions. Here are some of the health risks of a high sodium intake, brought to you by the senior care experts at Home Care Assistance Henderson. Fluid Retention One of sodium’s natural jobs is to help maintain proper water balance in the body. The more sodium your loved one ingests, the more fluids he or she may retain. Excess fluid retention can lead to swelling, which can cause or…

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Five Things Seniors Can Do to Prevent a Stroke
Five Things Seniors Can Do to Prevent a Stroke
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on September 7, 2015

A stroke takes place when blood flow is cut off from part of the brain, depriving the brain cells of oxygen and damaging them. Your elderly loved one can take some healthy measures to help reduce the risk of stroke, and the experienced staff at Henderson Home Care Assistance has a few suggestions for what measures to take. 1. Keep Blood Pressure in Check High blood pressure is the leading cause of most strokes, often doubling or quadrupling the chances of one occurring. Your loved one should try to maintain a blood pressure of 120 over 80 or less to prevent high risks of stroke. 2. Control Cholesterol If your…

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Let Home Care Assistance Ensure Senior Safety
Let Home Care Assistance Ensure Senior Safety
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on August 24, 2015

Senior home care can often be the most effective way to ensure your loved one remains safe in the comfort of his or her home. The staff at Home Care Assistance, a trusted provider of senior home care in Henderson, would like to share how professional caregiving services can help keep your loved one safe. Medication Reminders Forgetting to take medication on time can be a common occurrence, especially if your loved one is balancing multiple medicines. A caregiver in Henderson can remind him or her to take the correct doses at the right times and make sure prescriptions are refilled regularly. Transportation If your loved one has impaired vision…

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Ask These Questions to Potential Home Care Providers to See if They Are Right for You
Ask These Questions to Potential Home Care Providers to See if They Are Right for You
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on August 17, 2015

If you’ve decided that hiring a home care provider is the right choice to help your elderly loved one, it’s important to make sure you are confident in your choice. As there are many home care providers, you want to ensure that the company or individual you pick is the right fit for you, your family, and your loved one. To help you screen potential home care providers, Henderson senior care experts suggest asking candidates the following five questions. 1. How long have you been in this field? When you hire a home care agency, it’s important that you’re comfortable with the company’s level of experience. As agencies that are…

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