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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month: Facts About Alzheimer’s

As part of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, Select Home Care Pasadena wants to share some important facts about Alzheimer’s. Information from the Alzheimer’s Association website. Worldwide, 47 million people are living with dementia. The annual global cost of dementia is $604 billion in U.S. dollars. The number of people living with dementia worldwide is [...]

By | June 3rd, 2015|Blog, Home Care Blog, Pasadena|0 Comments

Key Components of Aging in Place: Home Care Pasadena

What is aging in place? According to the Aging in Place organization, “Aging in place refers to living where you have lived for years, not typically in a health care environment or nursing home, using products, services, and conveniences which allow you to remain home as your circumstances change. In other words, you continue to [...]

By | May 28th, 2015|Home Care Blog, Pasadena|0 Comments

Fighting Alzheimer’s: The Role of the Hippocampus

Many of us take forgetfulness as an expected side effect of aging. Forgetting the name of a coworker or a restaurant you enjoyed last year gets chalked up to part of growing old. And it’s not fun. But researchers are finding that fighting Alzheimer’s is possible. If you go back to your high school anatomy [...]

By | May 21st, 2015|Blog, Home Care Blog, Pasadena|0 Comments

A Strategy for Communicating with Alzheimer’s Patients

Do you spend time with a loved one who has dementia or Alzheimer’s? Whether you are the caregiver, family member or close friend, you may struggle to communicate or connect with the loved one due to the loss of cognitive ability. And part of the problem may be that you try to communicate about recent [...]

By | May 15th, 2015|Home Care Blog, Pasadena|0 Comments

Tips For Caring For Someone Experiencing Sundowning

If you’ve ever experienced jetlag after a trip overseas, you know how frustrating it can be to have your body clock out of whack. Many experts theorize that similar body clock challenges are to blame for the phenomenon known as “sundowning” in Alzheimer’s patients. What is “Sundowning”? Sundowning can be described as an increased restlessness [...]

By | May 14th, 2015|Blog, Dementia home care, Home Care Blog, In Home Care|0 Comments

Equine Therapy and Alzheimer’s Disease

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but certain methods and practices seem to ease the symptoms and prolong some memory function. Equine therapy is one such method. When you think of caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s, the idea of working with horses may not be on the list of things that come to mind. [...]

Senior Health and the Benefits of Laughter

The well-known adage “Laughter is the best medicine” is not just an old wives’ tale. Studies show laughter to have many health benefits. A few of those benefits include: Help with short-term memory retention Benefits heart health Reduces mental stress Provides a better quality of life Provides natural pain relief Boosts immunity Improves your mood [...]

By | May 7th, 2015|Blog, Home Care Blog, In Home Care, Senior care|0 Comments

Common Questions About In Home Care in Pasadena

If your loved one has become unable of caring for themselves, there are options other than nursing homes and long-term care facilities. To help you decide if in home care is the best option, below are some frequently asked questions and answers. What services do you provide? We offer a wide range of Pasadena home [...]

By | May 5th, 2015|Blog, Home Care Blog, In Home Care, Pasadena|0 Comments

5 Physical Activity Options for Seniors

Medical professionals have long championed the importance of physical activity for cardiovascular health. The same principal holds true for seniors, even seniors with limited mobility due to chronic conditions like arthritis. Even light physical activity has heart benefits, improves circulation, can help to lower blood pressure, reduces certain types of joint stiffness, and helps you [...]

Coping With Aging and Chronic Illness [VIDEO]

A chronic illness is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured. With chronic illness there is not always a happy ending. And sometimes not even a so-so ending. But communicating about the possible outcomes with loved ones and doctors is an important part of coping with a chronic condition. As reported on [...]

By | April 30th, 2015|Blog, Home Care Blog, Pasadena|0 Comments