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By Rick Cohen, 2:39 pm on September 12, 2013

At Home Care Assistance, we always stay up to date in the latest developments in Milwaukee senior care so we can pass that valuable information onto our senior clients and their loved ones.  Today, we’d like to share an article with our readers about preventing, combating and managing dementia in an unconventional way. In a new CNN Health article, “Playing for time: Can music stave off dementia?” author Elizabeth Landau cites a few different references that suggest learning an instrument can help prevent the onset of dementia.  According to the article, cases of dementia are expected to nearly triple by2050.  This statistic may be alarming, but a new research study is underway, and early signs are showing that music may help!  More specifically, the study suggests playing an instrument for…

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By Rick Cohen, 12:24 pm on August 20, 2013

We all remember our beloved childhood pets who were as much a member of the family as our siblings were. However, what many people don’t realize is that a pet can be just as important for your parents or loved ones who are currently entering their golden years. Your aging Mom or Dad may be feeling lonely and depressed as they enter the later stages of their life.  We can understand how this may be very difficult for you to see, and we want to help provide you with suggestions on how to best help your loved one combat these difficult emotions. At Milwaukee Home Care Assistance, we encourage our clients to consider adopting a pet as we have seen firsthand how animals can make a positive difference and enhance…

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By Rick Cohen, 1:35 pm on August 6, 2013

As we age and look forward to longer life expectancies than past generations, we strive to age with good health. At Milwaukee Home Care Assistance, we are committed to helping our clients attain this goal, offering customized home care services that focus on more than physical abilities, but mental functioning, as well. We know that a critical component to remaining happy with age is keeping your brain as young as you feel! As a result, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best ways you or your aging parent or loved one can keep their brain active and healthy in their golden years: Exercising and Proper Nutrition – Proper nutrition and exercise can dramatically improve the brain’s function. By engaging in age appropriate exercise and focusing on a nutritious…

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By Rick Cohen, 9:57 am on July 16, 2013

  Summer is in full swing and vacation is in the air. If you provide care for an elderly parent, perhaps you can take advantage of the summer months and enjoy a vacation together! Whether it’s your parent who wants to travel, or it’s you who is in search of some much needed R&R, traveling while caregiving is completely feasible with proper planning.   Communicate with your elderly Mom and/or Dad. For individuals with limited mobility, chronic illness, or anxiety, travel can result in added levels of stress. Be sure to speak with your Mom and/or Dad prior to your trip and address any concerns that they may have. You will want to assure them you will tend to all their wants and needs; perhaps you may encourage them to…

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By Rick Cohen, 9:28 am on June 27, 2013

A nutritious diet is extremely important for your overall aging and health.  A healthy, balanced diet is a key component to promoting a longer, healthier lifestyle as you age.  A colorful diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains gives your body the essential vitamins, minerals and protein it needs to fight off diseases and help you age gracefully while extending and enhancing your overall health. At Milwaukee Home Care Assistance, we encourage a healthy diet for all of our clients and believe seniors who eat well enjoy the following benefits: Reduced risk for health issues – Seniors who eat healthy, balanced meals decrease the risk for a variety of health issues including osteoporosis, colon cancer and heart disease. Milwaukee senior care specialists have also reported that a…

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By Rick Cohen, 3:45 pm on June 20, 2013

As our parent(s) get older, it is natural for us to become concerned about their growing health concerns and ability to fully manage their daily activities and responsibilities on their own. When a parent become diagnosed with an illness or has declining mental awareness, it can be difficult for them to manage paying their bills on time and their money appropriately. We at Home Care Assistance understand it can be difficult to see your parent(s) health and mental awareness decline and understand you may worry about how to best help your Mom or Dad continue to be successful in managing finances. Although your parent(s) may have a hard time relinquishing control of their money, it may be a good idea to begin taking some control of your parent’s finances and…

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By Rick Cohen, 12:34 pm on May 23, 2013

As we get older our bodies begin to slow down and our physical capabilities decline. While physical care is important for an elderly individual, their mental health is of equal importance. Often neglected, memory, cognition and comprehension are three domains that require attention in people of all ages, especially elderly adults who are at a greater risk of illness. At Milwaukee Home Care Assistance, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle in your elder years. Research shows that keeping an active mind and a healthy body may help delay the onset of symptoms associated with age related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s. Our revolutionary approach to care known as The Balanced Care Method™ is focused on areas of senior health such as nutrition, exercise,…

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By Rick Cohen, 9:21 am on April 15, 2013

At Home Care Assistance of Wisconsin, we are dedicated to helping seniors live a happier and healthier life in the comfort of home. As experts in the senior care industry, we know that elderly individuals are susceptible to many age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s. In an effort to improve the health and wellbeing of our clients, we encourage a nutritious diet that is full of foods known to reduce the risk of age-related illnesses. Fruits: Fruits provide antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and that kick of sweetness that everybody craves. Known to reduce your risk of cancer, stroke and cognitive decline, fruits are healthy for your body and mind. Vegetables: Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and lettuce contain the proper nutrition to improve digestion and boost immunity. Nuts:…

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By Rick Cohen, 1:30 pm on March 22, 2013

If you care for an aging parent or loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer, you have most likely come across a common symptom of chemotherapy and radiation: lack of appetite. Many seniors undergoing cancer treatment find that they don’t feel hungry or suffer from nausea and stomach pains so severe, they do not want to eat. Family caregivers often end up preparing meals that their loved one barely eats, and in some situations, refuse. However, nutrition is a major component of cancer treatment. It is important for cancer patients to continue to eat the right foods, especially before and after treatments, to enhance strength, mood and overall wellbeing. At Home Care Assistance of Milwaukee, we understand how challenging and overwhelming monitoring the diet of a cancer patient is….

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