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Memorial Day Memories and Professional In Home Care

Originally the Memorial Day holiday, celebrated on the final Monday of May, was called Decoration Day and was created to commemorate soldiers who died in the Civil War. Memorial Day is now extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. For most of us, Memorial Day also signals the unofficial start of summer vacation season. Typically the campgrounds are packed and picnics with family and friends will fill this holiday weekend.

Helping Seniors Remember and In Home Help

As we age, it is common to gradually become more forgetful. Usually forgetfulness is not due to dementia and is simply a symptom of getting older and the things that slip our minds tend to be least important to our day to day life. Special dates like birthdays and anniversaries are usually cemented in our memory but an appointment or lunch date might slip our mind. If your senior loved one is showing more signs of forgetfulness and you also notice a change in personality, language problems and confusion, they might be experiencing early stages of dementia and would benefit from in home help and consistent, high quality support.

Favorite Mothers Day Stories and Senior Care at Home

There’s no doubt about the fact that our mothers are very important and we wouldn’t be here today without them. Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to sit and reflect on the ways that our moms sacrificed their time, sweat and tears to make sure that we were fed, dressed and sufficiently stimulated. Mom might have been the household chef and was either really good at her position or was able to make the smoke detector go off on a regular basis. Regardless of our mothers’ skills, they always tried and did their best. That is why Mother’s day is so important to recognize their efforts and to celebrate their unconditional love.

Picture Perfect Memories and In Home Care for the Elderly

If you are often in the company of senior loved one who might appreciate a trip down memory lane, take a look through some of their boxes of memorabilia in the attic or basement. Most of us have a pile of photographs we have forgotten about and would love to sit and reflect about past times if we had a chance and someone to tell.

Surprising Stress Fixes and In Home Elderly Care

Day-to-day life can get pretty hectic and even stressful at times. With busy schedules and time consuming projects, we can get wrapped up in our to-do lists and find it difficult to unwind. Long term stress can have long term effects if not kept in check.

Earth Day Activities for Seniors and In Home Elderly Help

What is a celebration without fun activities? Earth Day activities for seniors don’t have to be extravagant. Something as Earth-friendly as planting a tree together can be therapeutic and relaxing as well as a conscious effort to give back to our planet. Trees help to reduce greenhouse gases, clean our everyday pollution, and secure soil in place to prevent erosion. If planting a tree is inspiring, an organized group tree hug could be just as much fun with music and shared stories.

Exercises for Stress Reduction and In Home Care for Seniors

We are always looking for ways to reduce stress in our lives. Stress can be very hard on our mental and physical health. Stressors good and bad are a normal part of everyday; but prolonged stress can really weigh us down and can make it difficult to enjoy life. There are many familiar ways to reduce stress including meditation, yoga, and communication.

Caregiver Relaxation Ideas and In Home Help

Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding. You may learn many interesting facts about their history and your family’s past through stories that might not have otherwise been told. You may really enjoy the time spent with an elderly loved one. While being a caregiver for an older loved one can be pleasurable; day to day life can get pretty overwhelming and involves many stressors. One of the biggest adjustments is a change to your family dynamic and household disruption: you may have many of your own life chores to complete on a daily basis and adding the workload of a loved one can get heavy at times.

National Stress Awareness Month and Live in Senior Care

There is no doubt that stress affects us all. There are little everyday stresses like fighting traffic during a commute and there are heavy-duty stresses like health and money concerns. If left unchecked, stress tends to be a real joy-killer. This makes it very difficult for us to live fulfilled and happy lives. The chemicals, adrenaline and hormones which build up in our system in response to the pressures of everyday life can lead to a number of major health problems, ranging anywhere from anxiety to severe depression. The effects of not being able to release these pressures can result in significant physical and psychological damage; it’s easy to see why we need to keep life’s major stressors in check.

Spring Snacks for Seniors and In Home Care for Veterans

When we were younger, we were able to eat just about anything with no consequence to our bodies. As we age, it becomes more important that we see food as fuel and do our best to ingest less junk. Certain vitamins and nutrients become increasingly vital to overall strength and healing. To achieve optimal health, it is important that seniors choose a variety of foods from all food groups, which tends to ensure that vital nutrients are consumed. A healthy eating plan emphasizes fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy.

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