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By Kathy Corcoran, 8:54 pm on November 5, 2013

As the adult child of an aging parent, you are familiar with the challenges of making sure your elderly loved ones are safe and getting the care they need. Oftentimes, the child who lives closest to the parental home assumes the responsibility of checking in on their elderly Mom and/or Dad. While at first, check ins are infrequent, they eventually evolve into helping run errands, providing transportation and soon include helping pay bills, managing finances, giving medication reminders and constantly dropping by to assist with even the smallest tasks. While being there for their elderly loved ones or providing home care Greater Hartford family caregivers might find it difficult, time consuming and taxing both physically and emotionally. It is important that adult children ensure the safety of their elderly loved…

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By Kathy Corcoran, 5:51 pm on November 1, 2013

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting nearly 5 million people in the United States. Fortunately, there are some things that you or an aging loved one can start doing today to greatly lower your risks of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. In fact, multiple studies report that adding certain foods into your diet might do the trick! Check out the following list of healthy foods from Home Care Assistance of Greater Hartford to see how you or a loved one can start combating Alzheimer’s today: Try a Mediterranean diet. This type of diet is rich in leafy greens such as spinach, kale and collard greens, as well as Omega-3 fatty acids which can be found in found in fish and a variety of nuts. In addition to a…

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By Kathy Corcoran, 6:50 pm on October 14, 2013

If you are a senior living in Greater Hartford, you’re in luck! This city has a multitude of fun and exciting things to do for the 60+ crowd. So grab your friends or family and check out these top events from Home Care Assistance in Greater Hartford, the area’s leading in-home care provider: Attend one of many free Hartford New Music Festivals at the Charter Oak Cultural Center. On October 17 guests can listen to a performance from DeConstruction, which features The Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra and The Generous Ensemble. Or, on October 19 the same ensembles will perform top-notch tunes that are accompanied by 1913-era pieces. Connecticut’s Apple Harvest Festival is certainly a family and senior-friendly event not to be missed. On October 18 visitors can listen to live music,…

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