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Health Benefits of Acai for Older Adults in New Haven, CT
Health Benefits of Acai for Older Adults in New Haven, CT
By Paul Lacovara, 9:00 am on July 20, 2017

Berries are one of the many recommended fruits seniors should add to their diet. Acai berries contain higher levels of certain nutrients than most other berries. These berries are common in the Amazon rainforest and grow on massive palm trees. They are purple in color and look similar to blueberries. Local cultures favored the berries for centuries due to their healing properties. The popularity of acai berries enabled the exotic…

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Ways Aging Adults with Parkinson's Benefit from Smart Silverware in New Haven, CT
Ways Aging Adults with Parkinson's Benefit from Smart Silverware in New Haven, CT
By Paul Lacovara, 9:00 am on July 6, 2017

For the millions of people worldwide living with Parkinson’s disease, the simple act of eating a meal poses a significant challenge. The tremors associated with Parkinson’s can make it almost impossible to get food from the plate to the mouth without a spill. Companies are now merging smart technology and silverware to make it possible for seniors with Parkinson’s to dine with confidence, independence, and dignity. One of the first…

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What to Put in a Care Package for an Aging Loved One in New Haven, CT
What to Put in a Care Package for an Aging Loved One in New Haven, CT
By Paul Lacovara, 9:00 am on June 22, 2017

A care package is sure to brighten your senior loved one’s day. While every package should be customized for the recipient, there are a few items that can be useful for every senior. Here are seven things you should include in your next care package.  1. Scrapbook If you love to craft, consider assembling a scrapbook full of treasured photos. You can include everything from childhood memories to life milestones….

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Reasons to Have a Penpal in the Golden Years in New Haven, CT
Reasons to Have a Penpal in the Golden Years in New Haven, CT
By Paul Lacovara, 9:00 am on June 8, 2017

For centuries, people of all ages have enjoyed corresponding with other people. Socialization is especially good for seniors. Older adults can hand write letters or keep in touch via email. Here are a few benefits of having a penpal in the golden years. 1. Reduces Isolation Seniors who don’t have a significant other or family members who live close by are at a greater risk of depression. The days may…

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Why Seniors Should Be Riding Bikes Every Day in New Haven, CT
Why Seniors Should Be Riding Bikes Every Day in New Haven, CT
By Paul Lacovara, 9:00 am on May 18, 2017

Bike riding is a fun activity aging adults can do alone, with family and friends, or with a group. It is also a form of exercise that provides seniors with a variety of health benefits. Here are some of the benefits your loved one may receive when he or she takes up bike riding.  1. Promotes Weight Loss  Lack of physical activity is one of the main reasons seniors gain…

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Amazing & Talented Senior Illustrators in New Haven, CT
Amazing & Talented Senior Illustrators in New Haven, CT
By Paul Lacovara, 9:00 am on May 4, 2017

Pursuing creative activities is one of the best ways for seniors to remain active, social, and happy. Being creative challenges a senior’s mind, and it can boost his or her quality of life.  Seniors who want to remain healthy as they age can benefit in a variety of ways when they receive professional in-home care. Woodbridge, CT, Home Care Assistance is here to help your loved one accomplish daily tasks,…

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Symptoms of Diabetes the Elderly Should Be Aware Of Early in New Haven, CT
Symptoms of Diabetes the Elderly Should Be Aware Of Early in New Haven, CT
By Paul Lacovara, 9:00 am on April 20, 2017

Surveys suggest more than 25 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes. However, many are undiagnosed because some of the symptoms are similar to other less serious medical conditions. If left untreated, the disorder progresses and can cause many health complications. Family caregivers should watch for common symptoms of diabetes so their elderly loved ones can get the medical help they need.  Seniors can face a variety…

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Ways Seniors Can Overcome Loneliness in New Haven, CT
Ways Seniors Can Overcome Loneliness in New Haven, CT
By Paul Lacovara, 9:00 am on April 6, 2017

Many seniors live alone because their children have moved on and their spouses have passed away. In addition, most are retired, and their friends from their younger days have usually moved on to new lives. Loneliness can cause your elderly loved one’s health to decrease, so there is no time like the present to help him or her rediscover a social life.  Loneliness is just one of the difficult situations…

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Some Activities Seniors with Impaired Vision Can Enjoy in New Haven, CT
Some Activities Seniors with Impaired Vision Can Enjoy in New Haven, CT
By Paul Lacovara, 9:00 am on March 23, 2017

Many seniors find their eyesight is not what it once was, whether it is due to aging or a disease. This can lead to feelings of isolation as they lose the ability to do activities they once enjoyed. Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways to have a good time while living with limited vision.  Seniors who want to remain healthy as they age can benefit in a variety of…

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Treating AD by Brain Implants in New Haven, CT
Treating AD by Brain Implants in New Haven, CT
By Paul Lacovara, 9:00 am on March 9, 2017

Each year, science inches closer to defeating Alzheimer’s. Brain implants are one of the latest breakthroughs, and they may be the key to curing Alzheimer’s once and for all. These prosthetics may help diminish the memory problems and personality changes associated with the condition.  Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which can be mitigated with the help of professional in-home caregivers who provide high-quality…

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