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By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on April 18, 2017

Being outdoors for a few hours every week provides seniors with a variety of benefits, including better cognitive and physical health. If your loved one has a serious health condition or limited mobility and needs motivation to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle, a professional caregiver can help. Performing daily tasks while simultaneously managing the symptoms of a serious illness can be challenging for seniors. The El Dorado County live-in…

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How the SB833 Legislation Affects the Elderly in California in El Dorado, CA
How the SB833 Legislation Affects the Elderly in California in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on April 4, 2017

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the SB833 Legislation into law in 2016. This legislation reforms the Medi-Cal program, California’s version of Medicaid. Thanks to this law, seniors and their assets are better protected.  Seniors and their families should inform themselves about the implications of the SB833. If you are family caregiver who needs assistance while caring for a senior loved one, consider hiring a professional caregiver. Some seniors need occasional…

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Adult Coloring Books Can Reduce Caregiver Stress in El Dorado, CA
Adult Coloring Books Can Reduce Caregiver Stress in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on March 21, 2017

Being a family caregiver can be overwhelming. Adult coloring books are a great way for caregivers to reduce stress significantly. This simple activity can help family caregivers stay calm and regroup. Here are some of the ways coloring therapy works for caregivers.  Relaxes the Brain Coloring helps the mind go into a meditative stance immediately, and focusing on this activity relaxes the brain. While you color, your mind is not…

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St. Patrick's Day Activities for Seniors with Dementia in El Dorado, CA
St. Patrick's Day Activities for Seniors with Dementia in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on March 7, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, and one of the most challenging things for seniors with dementia is the inability to do things or celebrate the holiday like they used to. Aging adults who require assistance with the tasks of daily living can benefit from reliable at-home care. El Dorado County, CA, families trust in Home Care Assistance to provide the high-quality care their elderly loved ones need and deserve. Our…

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How to Stave off Pneumonia in Seniors in El Dorado, CA
How to Stave off Pneumonia in Seniors in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on February 28, 2017

The body’s immune system weakens with age, making seniors susceptible to a number of health conditions such as pneumonia. This infection is caused by viruses and bacteria. Although pneumonia accounts for several deaths every year, it is preventable. El Dorado County home care experts discuss a few ways seniors can prevent pneumonia.    1. Know the Symptoms  Diagnosing pneumonia in seniors can be difficult because many of them do not…

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Rare Diseases Found in Seniors in El Dorado, CA
Rare Diseases Found in Seniors in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on February 21, 2017

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a database of more than 1,000 types of uncommon diseases. El Dorado County elderly care professionals look at some of the rare diseases seniors are at risk of developing and ways to prevent them.  1. Pemphigus  This is a rare disease categorized by lesions and blisters. Seniors who have pemphigus generally develop blisters on their forearms, chest, and abdomen. The lesions will…

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Treatmenting Fibromyalgia in El Dorado, CA
Treatmenting Fibromyalgia in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on February 14, 2017

Chronic pain, anxiety, concentration, and irritable bowel syndrome are just some of the symptoms regularly experienced by seniors with fibromyalgia. If your senior loved one has this condition, El Dorado County elder care professionals suggest he or she try these treatments. 1. Acupuncture and Electroacupuncture Both of these treatments can be very beneficial to those who have chronic pain. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to help with medical…

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Bone Marrow Cure with Chinese Herb in El Dorado, CA
Bone Marrow Cure with Chinese Herb in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on February 7, 2017

In the fight against cancer, a group of researchers from UCLA have discovered a substance in traditional Chinese herbs called Tianshengyuan-1, or TSY-1, which directly affects the activity of the enzyme telomerase in blood cells and malignant cells. Up until now, scientists had no way of inhibiting the activity in cancer cells without affecting healthy cells. Along with paving the way to developing new cancer treatments, the research also provides…

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Ways to Boost Seniors Longevity in El Dorado, CA
Ways to Boost Seniors Longevity in El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on January 31, 2017

The amazing number of adults living to be 100 or older inspired researchers to learn the secrets of the residents in Okinawa, Japan. The Okinawa Centenarian Study began in 1975. Over the years, scientists had the opportunity to study more than 900 seniors and discovered some of the lifestyle habits that kept them from developing chronic diseases and allowed them to defy aging. El Dorado County, CA, home care experts discuss…

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Adnatages of Switiching to Mediterranean Diet El Dorado, CA
Adnatages of Switiching to Mediterranean Diet El Dorado, CA
By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on January 24, 2017

A Mediterranean diet refers to traditional cuisine of Spain, Italy, Greece and some parts of the Balkans. This healthy diet consists mostly of whole grains, legumes, vegetables, seafood and goat cheese. Fish and poultry are the most common meats used in a Mediterranean diet. Here is why many El Dorado County, CA, elderly care professionals recommend it for seniors. Cardiovascular Health Olive oil, olives and avocados are important ingredients in Mediterranean…

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