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Heart Disease Facts for Elderly

American Heart Month: 5 Fast Facts About Heart Disease

February 3, 2015

Heart disease is the leading cause of death of both men and women in the United States. Different forms of the disease include: heart attack, congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure, and coronary heart diseases. In honor of February as American Heart Month, Home Care Assistance of Cincinnati, OH wanted to share some facts about…

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Effective Communication with Dementia Patients

How to Facilitate Communication with a Senior with Dementia

January 27, 2015

After a senior loved one is diagnosed with dementia, their family members often fall into the role of caregiver and begin planning for the future. While many individuals are aware of the memory loss that is often associated with dementia, few recognize that the later stages of the condition will bring on more complex challenges…

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Sleep Schedules for Seniors

Importance of Setting a Regular Sleep Schedule for Seniors

January 20, 2015

Sleep is a vital part of our everyday routine. While everyone needs sleep in order to live full and healthy lives, many senior adults aren’t able to get the necessary 7-9 hours of shut-eye on a regular basis. Why is this the case? Along with a natural change in sleep rhythm with age, disruptive sleep…

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Identifying Senior Weight Loss

Evaluating & Treating a Senior’s Sudden Weight Loss

January 13, 2015

Sudden weight loss in an elderly individual can indicate that one or more factors are causing a decrease in appetite. It is important to address and correct a decline in weight because poor nutrition can affect all of the body systems and make seniors more susceptible to infections and early death. If you have an…

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Inside Activities for Elderly

Indoor Activities for Seniors & Older Adults

January 6, 2015

Along with the festive holiday season often comes cold weather, especially here in Cincinnati. While the weather outside may make it difficult to enjoy certain activities, there are many things that families can do with their aging loved ones indoors that are not only fun, but engaging. Here are a few of Cincinnati Home Care…

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5 Caregiver Resolutions: A To-Do List for the New Year

December 30, 2014

Well it’s that time of year again. Throughout the holiday craziness and chaos, people are starting to look ahead to next year to decide what they want to do differently. If you are a caregiver, check out our favorite caregiver resolutions that can help make your caregiving responsibilities fun and stress-free in 2015. Make Positive…

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4 Ways Seniors Can Prevent Stroke Risk

December 23, 2014

Did you know that each year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke? In fact, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and those who survive must often live with changes in physical and mental abilities that impact overall quality of life. While these are shocking statistics, there are fortunately strategies…

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Keep Seniors Busy with Fun Activities this Holiday Season

December 16, 2014

The holiday season can be challenging for seniors, especially those who live alone. There are, however, many activities that can keep older adults occupied during this time of year. The following are a few of our favorite holiday activities for seniors and older adults that can help beat the holiday blues. Holiday Shopping – The…

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Are There Other Conditions Linked to Parkinson’s?

December 9, 2014

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that primarily affects the nervous system. Symptoms generally start slow, with barely noticeable tremors, and escalate to slow movement and slurred speech. However, research shows that Parkinson’s is most commonly linked to conditions including Alzheimer’s and a dementia-related disease referred to as dementia with Lewy bodies. Today, Home Care…

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Tips for Managing Senior Arthritis & Symptoms

November 25, 2014

If you care for an aging parent or loved one who suffers from arthritis, there are ways to help reduce pain and inflammation and thus overall discomfort. Today, Home Care Assistance, a provider of home care Cincinnati families trust, is going to provide some of our top tips for managing senior arthritis. Consistent Motion –…

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