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What to Look for in a Senior Care Agency

Senior Care

If a senior reaches a point where he or she needs care, but wants to maintain a level of independence at home, in-home care is a good option to look into. If you’re looking to find home care for your loved one, you’ll want to find an agency that is compassionate, qualified, and professional. So what does that entail exactly? Here are a few things to consider when searching for quality in-home senior care.   Are they Licensed and Qualified? Is the agency fully licensed by the state? Most states require that home care agencies have a license and be…

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How You Can Join the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Every 66 seconds, another person develops Alzheimer’s disease, and it is the 6th leading cause of death in the US. With the senior population growing quickly, Alzheimer’s and dementia cases will continue to increase as well, unless researchers can find a cure. Read more below to learn how to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease.   Know the Warning Signs Detecting Alzheimer’s disease early on will allow a senior to try different treatments that boost brain cells and improve symptoms like memory loss and reasoning skills.  Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s…

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Why It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

quit smoking

Each year, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death in the US. The deadly effects of cigarettes are widely known, yet millions of Americans, senior citizens included, find it a difficult habit to break. There are plenty of reasons to quit smoking. Maybe you are worried about your health, and your doctor recommends it. Perhaps you want to save the money for other things – smoking one pack per day can cost upwards of $1,825 per year. You may be tired of the inconvenience the addiction…

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Signs that a Senior Needs Assistance

Senior Needs Assistance

At a recent family barbecue, you notice your elderly mother’s clothes are getting loose – she’s lost weight due to her arthritis making it hard to cook meals for herself. You might see a few dents in your dad’s truck, or notice that he has trouble getting up out of his favorite chair. As our senior loved ones age, these subtle changes we notice are often signs that they need help. Seniors are susceptible to a number of chronic illnesses (and often times, two or more at the same time) that can affect their hygiene, mobility, cognitive skills, driving, and…

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Recognizing and Preventing Strokes in Seniors

Stroke Prevention

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and a leading cause of long-term disability in the US. While stroke is a serious issue that threatens and affects millions of people, up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable. The American Stroke Association recognizes May as American Stroke Month, and works to raise awareness and reduce the incidence of stroke. Amada Senior Care recognizes the threat that stroke poses to seniors and their loved ones. While stroke can be caused by a variety of factors, aging puts you at a higher risk year by year. According to the National Institutes…

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