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By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 24, 2016

Pet therapy involves friendly, even-tempered animals that interact with adults in nursing homes, hospitals, and hospice facilities. These pets generally include dogs and cats, but other animals like fish, miniature horses, guinea pigs and hamsters are also used. They are trained to socialize with senior adults for short periods of…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 17, 2016

Migraines are severe, often recurring, headaches that can seriously limit a senior’s ability to enjoy daily activities. These headaches can be caused by numerous factors and include any of the following symptoms: Extreme pain Throbbing or pulsing in the temples Nausea and/or vomiting Blurred vision Sensitivity to light, sound or…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 10, 2016

Research shows that post-stroke depression is a common occurrence with close to one-third of all stroke patients experiencing a depressive episode. It is not unusual for seniors to feel frustrated, angry and anxious after a stroke, but these feeling can have a significant effect on their rehabilitation and recovery. If…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 25, 2016

Games are a great reason to get together and enjoy social interaction, which is especially important for seniors with dementia. Some games are even used as treatment for cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. These games stimulate cognitive function and encourage neural connection among seniors with varying stages…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 18, 2016

Garlic is a basic vegetable related to onions that has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. It’s also a popular seasoning used to add a burst of flavor to whatever you’re cooking. More and more, Wallingford live-in home care providers recognize the amazing health benefits found in garlic….

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 11, 2016

It is not easy taking care of someone who cannot take care of himself or herself. That is why Wallingford caregivers need to remember to take time out to relieve their pent up stress. The following activities come recommended by Wallingford home care providers and can help family caregivers reduce…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 4, 2016

One of the most recent alternative health treatments offered is called music therapy. Studies show that the new therapy could be especially helpful for seniors who receive at-home care in Wallingford. Whether playing or listening to music, music therapy could help your senior loved one in the following four ways. …

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on January 28, 2016

If your senior loved one is about to experience in-home care for the first time, he or she is probably nervous. After all, changes in care and daily routine can be difficult and overwhelming for seniors. Consider implementing some of these tips to make the transition to hourly or live-in care…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on January 21, 2016

One of the biggest concerns for seniors today is the ability to age in place. Some can no longer sufficiently care for themselves and rely on family members, assisted living or nursing facilities for help. Fortunately, in-home care in Wallingford is an optimal option for seniors who need help managing…