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How Walking Can Promote Stroke Recovery

By Admin FP, 4:30 pm on September 11, 2017

In the initial days after a stroke, it may be difficult or impossible for your loved one to walk. However, as they regain that ability it is important to constantly practice walking in order to promote stroke recovery. Recovery from stroke is a lifelong pursuit with small gains made over the course of months and years. Without practice, the brain is not stimulated and therefore the body cannot relearn the motion it has lost. Walking promotes movement, strength, balance and the flow of oxygen to the brain. Walking is important to stroke victims. A study published by the National Institutes of Health says that improved walking ability is one of the top goals of people …

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Five Resilience-Building Practices for the Dementia Caregiver

By Admin FP, 2:56 pm on September 1, 2017

Replacing negative emotions with positive thoughts helps caregivers overcome trauma and stress Resilience is a characteristic that helps dementia caregivers bounce back from sadness, exhaustion, and difficulties. It can protect them from developing compassion fatigue and burnout. Psychologists1 define resilience as a person’s ability to recover from hardship. Individuals who are resilient do not allow failure to overwhelm them. Psychologists indicate that those who practice resilience are those who have a positive attitude, optimism, and an ability to control their emotions. These individuals are able to pick themselves up from failure or disappointment and find a way to regroup and move on. The characteristics of resilience can greatly benefit dementia caregivers who are faced with …

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Caregiver Burnout and What Can Be Done About It

By Admin FP, 12:27 pm on May 16, 2017

In the United States alone, it’s estimated that there are 5.5 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 15 million people providing care to a family member with Alzheimer’s. Of those caregivers, about 60 percent are women. Many of these women also have jobs outside of the home and children to take care of. Simply put, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is stressful and it can take a toll on overall health, wellness and finances. As the population ages, the percentage of the population with Alzheimer’s disease – and the percentage of necessary caregivers – is likely to increase, at least until a cure is found. …

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Preventing Falls

By Flora Umukoro, 11:41 am on February 8, 2017

Every year one in three older Americans fall. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for people aged 65+, resulting in hip fractures, broken bones, head injuries and fear. Once an older person falls, it can be difficult for them to regain their confidence and remain active. That is why preventing falls from occurring in the first place is so very important. The good news is that falls can be prevented in two ways: 1: Addressing physical conditions and ailments that can cause falls 2: Fall-proofing the home Here are five things that you can address to help prevent a loved one from falling: 1. …

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Calcium – Its Importance for Seniors

By Admin FP, 1:29 pm on January 25, 2017

Calcium is one of the two most important nutrients for strong bones and teeth (vitamin D is the other). Calcium also ensures that muscles, cells and nerves work properly. Unfortunately, calcium levels become depleted as we age for the following reasons: As we eat less we take in less dietary calcium. Seniors may have poor appetite in general or illnesses which decrease appetite. The efficiency with which the kidneys can retain calcium decreases and that leads to increased calcium loss in the urine. That is why calcium intake recommendations are higher for seniors. Women aged 51 and older should have 1,200 mg of calcium each day. Men aged 50 to 70 years of age should …

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Emu Oil and Its Many Applications

By Flora Umukoro, 9:00 am on April 6, 2016
How the Elderly Can Benefit from Emu Oil in Tracy, CA

Aging adults can gain countless benefits from the addition of emu oil to their Tracy at-home care routines. This nutrient-dense oil is capable of combating many of the unpleasant changes that occur in the skin, hair and joints as people age. The following are just some of the many benefits associated with emu oil. Alleviate Chronic Joint Inflammation Applied topically to the skin, emu oil can relieve joint inflammation. In fact, some studies have compared the anti-inflammatory effects of a single topical application of emu oil to the pain relieving benefits provided by 3,000 milligrams of ibuprofen. Best of all, this oil does not prompt the side effects that are common among prescription-strength arthritis medications …

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How Caregivers Can Prepare for Stress Awareness Month in April

By Flora Umukoro, 9:00 am on March 30, 2016
What Caregivers Can Learn from Stress Awareness Month in Tracy, CA

Due to the nature of the tasks involved, the job of being a family caregiver can take its toll and result in stress. Fortunately for Tracy home care providers, April is right around the corner and serves as a reminder of Stress Awareness Month. The purpose of Stress Awareness Month is to highlight the need for caregivers to also take time to care for themselves while looking after their loved ones. Spotting Signs of Stress Caregivers sometimes hide or minimize stress in an effort to avoid it. Stress tends to become progressively worse with increased or sustained anxiety and poses increased health risks to both you and your senior loved one. In some cases, high …

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Can Bioprinting be the Future of Skin Replacement?

By Flora Umukoro, 9:00 am on March 23, 2016
Is Bioprinting the Future of Skin Replacement in Tracy, CA?

Three-dimensional printers have been one of the top technological breakthroughs in recent years. However, scientists are now taking that technology to the next level and printing human skins cells through a process called bioprinting. Read on to learn what this means for medical and Tracy hourly home care professionals. How Does It Work? Bioprinting works much like regular 3D printing, only with living cells. These cells are taken from patients in a hospital and mixed with collagen to create a unique type of ink. It is loaded into the bio-printer, which uses advanced laser technology to lay a drop of cells. Since the cells are alive, they interact with each other and grow into more tissue. …

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Healthy Skin: Products That Benefit Seniors

By Flora Umukoro, 9:00 am on March 16, 2016
Healthy Skin Care Products for Your Senior Loved One in Tracy, CA

Seniors often have thin skin that can easily become dry or damaged during everyday tasks. Using the right skin care products can help Tracy live-in caregivers protect their senior loved ones’ skin from harmful pollutants. Here are some beneficial skin care products that allow seniors to maintain youthful, healthy skin. Sunscreen When choosing skin care products for seniors, the most important thing to consider is whether the product contains sunscreen. A minimum SPF of 15 or greater is recommended anytime your loved one ventures outdoors, no matter his or her age. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist sunscreen is an ideal option for seniors. The sunscreen is easy to apply, is non-greasy, and you can find it …

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Pros and Cons of Senior Plastic Surgery

By Flora Umukoro, 9:00 am on March 9, 2016
Is Plastic Surgery Safe for Seniors in Tracy, CA?

Plastic surgery is no longer just for celebrities or middle-aged adults. In fact, seniors are one of the fastest growing demographics of plastic surgery patrons. Statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that most seniors who have plastic surgery choose to get face-lifts or cosmetic eyelid surgeries. If you’re a Tracy in-home caregiver and your elderly loved one is considering plastic surgery, you should know the benefits and disadvantages of these medical procedures. Boosts Senior Self-Esteem Advances in health means that seniors are living longer than ever, and many seniors are finding that they still do not feel old when they are in their 60s or 70s. Seniors who are asked about …

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