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6 Healthy Foods for Elders During Stroke Recovery in Hartford, CT
6 Healthy Foods for Elders During Stroke Recovery in Hartford, CT
By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on October 6, 2017

After experiencing a stroke, it’s important for seniors to follow a nutritious diet plan. Eating heart-healthy foods can hasten the recovery process and prevent future strokes. Here are six foods senior stroke survivors should incorporate into their post-stroke diet.  1. Leafy Vegetables Leafy vegetables like spinach and kale are essential…

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How to Help Your Elderly Relative Avoid Internet Scams in Hartford, CT
How to Help Your Elderly Relative Avoid Internet Scams in Hartford, CT
By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on September 22, 2017

Internet scams are increasing in number now that criminals view the anonymity offered by online activity as an easy way to take advantage of seniors. There are many types of scams being used today, and many of them are so expertly planned that they can be difficult to detect. For…

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Safe Exercises for Older Adults with Parkinson's in Hartford, CT
Safe Exercises for Older Adults with Parkinson's in Hartford, CT
By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on September 8, 2017

Exercising can be difficult for seniors with Parkinson’s, but it’s important they make the effort to stay mobile and active, as engaging in physical activity has a number of neuroprotective benefits. It helps them stay agile and maintain their balance, and it may alleviate some symptoms. Here are seven exercises…

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Stroke Recovery Tips in Hartford, CT
Stroke Recovery Tips in Hartford, CT
By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on August 18, 2017

The long-term health effects of a stroke can vary depending on its severity and location in the brain. However, most people experience some changes in their mobility and thinking skills that can pose challenges during recovery. Fortunately, high-quality care during the first few weeks at home helps seniors have the…

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Why Aging Adults Require Live-In Home Care in Hartford, CT
Why Aging Adults Require Live-In Home Care in Hartford, CT
By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on August 4, 2017

When your elderly loved one is unable to live safely, there are a variety of options to choose from, including live-in home care. This ensures your loved one will receive the skilled one-on-one care he or she needs while staying at home. Here are some of the reasons seniors need…

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How to Reduce a Senior’s Risk of Dementia
How to Reduce a Senior’s Risk of Dementia
By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on July 21, 2017

Dementia is a complex condition with numerous causes and risk factors. While it is impossible for seniors to do anything about their age or family history of the condition, they can significantly reduce their risk of dementia by focusing on controllable factors. The following are six essential components of a…

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How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout in Hartford, CT
How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout in Hartford, CT
By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on July 7, 2017

Most caregivers take on the job willingly out of love for their family members, but the job comes with its share of frustrations and daily stress. The following tips can help you prevent caregiver burnout. 1. Create a Routine Adding structure to the day can be beneficial for you and…

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Benefits of In-Home Care for Aging Adults in Hartford, CT
Benefits of In-Home Care for Aging Adults in Hartford, CT
By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on June 23, 2017

There may come a point in your loved one’s life when he or she needs more help than you can provide. If this sounds like your situation, it might be time to take a closer look at in-home care. Hiring a caregiver can provide your loved one with a variety…

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Brain-Boosting Activities for Aging Adults with Alzheimer's in Hartford, CT
Brain-Boosting Activities for Aging Adults with Alzheimer's in Hartford, CT
By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on June 9, 2017

Keeping a loved one who has Alzheimer’s occupied throughout the day can be difficult, but participating in engaging activities is important for slowing the rate of cognitive decline, boosting confidence, and eliminating stress. Here are a few brain-boosting activities perfect for seniors with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.  1. Cooking a…

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By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on November 25, 2014

The holiday season can be a hard time for seniors who miss loved ones who are gone or who no longer see some family members who have moved away or out-of-state. Therefore, it is especially important to plan activities and keep your elderly relative active and involved during the holiday season. The well-qualified staff at Hartford Home Care Assistance suggest the following ideas that your senior is sure to enjoy. “A Cup of Christmas Tea” Party Invite two or three family members or friends by for a holiday tea party. If available, read aloud the short book, A Cup of Christmas Tea, which is a sweet story for the season. Serve a special holiday-blend tea and festive cookies or treats on the best china.  Holiday Craft Fair Find a holiday craft…

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