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By Pete Lane, 8:00 am on December 16, 2013

Alzheimer’s is a disease that can have a dramatic impact on individuals as well as their families. While there is still much that needs to be learned about this condition, certain natural supplements and treatments show promise in helping to prevent it. Home Care Assistance of Centennial offers a few natural and safe measures that are good for the brain and may also delay or prevent symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Consume Healthy Fats – Consuming more Omega-3 fatty acids has many health benefits, and these extend to the brain. There is evidence that people who consume fatty fish or who take fish oil supplements are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s. Some good sources of fish include tuna, mackerel and wild salmon. Eat a Mediterranean Diet – There is no precise formula…

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By Pete Lane, 10:37 pm on December 11, 2013

You’ve got to go to work and you just don’t know if your mother will stay put. Maybe you noticed the house needed cleaning and are concerned about your aging loved one’s abilities to perform daily tasks. Perhaps you live in another state and over the holidays, realized your parents might need extra care at home. Whatever the reason, you need a way to monitor your loved one without stepping on their toes. Reach Out and Call – We often forget the impact a simple phone call can have. Aging parents and loved ones always welcome a cheerful hello and regular communications are a great way to make sure things are all right. Setting up a time to call during the day or week provides you with reassurance, without being…

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By Pete Lane, 9:07 pm on November 26, 2013

The winter season brings along family gatherings and holiday celebrations, creating a merry time of year. However, the winter months also bring along chilly temperatures, rain and snowfall. As a home health care provider, we believe it is important for Centennial residents, especially seniors, to prepare their homes for winter! Those who prepare for the elements early can save money, frustration and stress, and can rest assured they’ll be safe and cozy this holiday season. Here are a few easy ways to prevent a winter disaster at home: Clean your gutters. Gutters can fill with leaves and dirt in the autumn and cause problems in the winter if they aren’t cleaned out. There are tools that easily attach to hoses and will spray all the debris out of gutters. This…

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By Pete Lane, 9:21 pm on November 18, 2013

Did you know that pets can enhance the quality of life for senior adults? The cuddly creatures aren’t just fun to have around, owning an animal like a dog or cat can provide companionship and a sense of purpose for older adults who may be facing issues such as depression or loneliness. In fact, studies show that seniors who own pets are typically healthier, happier and have enhanced mood! As a provider of home health care in Centennial, we talk to many families who have elderly loved ones that live alone and spend extended periods of time indoors. Overtime, this type of lifestyle can be devastating on a senior’s health and wellness. Buying or adopting a pet for your aging loved one can reintroduce structure and focus in their lives,…

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By Pete Lane, 6:07 pm on November 11, 2013

Festive lights, family members and a 30-foot tall Christmas tree… what more could you ask for? On Saturday, November 23, Centennial Center Park is going to be decked out in holiday décor for the city’s annual holiday tree lighting event. Along with being surrounded by the beautifully decorated park, attendees can expect performances by local school choral groups, a special visit from Santa and holiday goodies. All of these events will take place from 3 pm to 6 pm and are a great excuse to get your entire family together, including any aging loved ones who might not get out as often as they used to. Socializing and being amongst caring family and friends is important for aging adults. Multiple studies have shown that maintaining a social network, especially one…

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By Pete Lane, 10:32 pm on November 4, 2013

Although caring for an aging loved one with Parkinson’s can be a rewarding experience, the progressive nature of the disease is often difficult and emotional for family caregivers to watch. To ensure the highest level of quality care, it is important that those who care for seniors with Parkinson’s are prepared for the symptoms of the disease, its various stages, and understand how professional assistance and support can help in reducing the burden of care. Common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include tremors, stiff muscles and weakness, each creating a variety of challenges. Family caregivers need to be aware of the physical difficulties that may arise as seniors become frustrated when activities of daily living become difficult to complete. Walking – As your elderly loved one finds it more difficult to…

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By Pete Lane, 6:23 pm on October 28, 2013

A nutritious and well-balanced diet is important to us at Home Care Assistance of Centennial and we encourage healthy eating for all of our senior clients. In fact, recent studies report that there are several powerful vitamins that can be incorporated into a senior’s diet plan to aid in improving memory. Some of these super vitamins can actively help combat age related conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s among senior adults. So what are these health enhancing vitamins? The entire spectrum of B vitamins is essential for good health, with some being especially helpful when it comes to maintaining memory: Vitamin B3 can be useful for controlling symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and is also recommended for lowering LDL cholesterol. It can be easily incorporated into the diet of an older…

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By Pete Lane, 12:11 am on October 23, 2013

The Women’s Foundation 21st Annual Luncheon will take place this Thursday at the Colorado Convention Center. The respected Colorado foundation hosts this annual luncheon in an attempt to “boldly lead systemic change that will advance economic opportunities for all women and girls in Colorado.” In addition to a handful of guest speakers, Emmy Award-winning Actress America Ferrera from Ugly Betty and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, will be the keynote speaker. At Centennial Home Care Assistance we believe that this is a great event for individuals of all ages to continue learning and offers our community of elders an opportunity to share their wisdom and experience with the younger generation. This luncheon provides a healthy and safe atmosphere for peer socialization while spurring on every generation of woman to live a…

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By Pete Lane, 7:17 pm on October 14, 2013

At Home Care Assistance, we know that picking the right provider of home care in Centennial for your aging loved one is one of the most important (and emotional) decisions you’ll ever make. We respect that you are trying to make both an educated and economical decision. That’s why we’re not only providing you with the top questions to ask an in-home care provider, but we’re also giving you the answers! Q. What services do you provide? A. We offer a wide range of services and can help with everything from day to day activities to specialized care for advanced conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia or Parkinson’s. Our caregivers provide help with dressing, bathing, incontinence, household chores and medication reminders, just to name a few. For a thorough list of…

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