Decrease the anxiety of nursing home residents with dementia by playing their favorite music

Another great article at Aging in Action describes a study that concluded that a relatively inexpensive (and fun to implement) intervention may be useful for reducing anxiety among individuals with dementia. The authors hypothesize that the music contributed a sense of familiarity and stimulated pleasant memories for the participants, which is likely to ring true […]

Newsletter – January 2009

In This Issue: Watch Out for That Bed! Top 10 Signs You Have Too Much Stress In Your Life Diabetes: Take Control! Make Those Appliances Work For You! Googling Makes You Think Boot Camp For Your Brain Greetings From A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions! For many, January is a time to start fresh. January offers […]

Many Hospital Readmissions Are Preventable

Patients are often discharged from the hospital without the skills or resources to care for themselves at home. They might misunderstand medication or diet instructions or might not have a primary care provider to follow-up with after discharge. Programs that have patients demonstrate their ability to carry out instructions prior to discharge can help identify […]

Companion Care near San Elijo Hills: Take a Walk!

Exercise is healthy. Nobody doubts this, but too often we think of exercise as just the weight-lifting, jogging, and bicycling that young people do in order to look their best. But it is important for those employed in companion care near San Elijo Hills and elsewhere to understand that elderly people need exercise too.  A new […]

Home Health Care Near Rancho Bernardo: Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Those of us who provide home care for the elderly in San Diego County have been waiting for decades for scientists to discover a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Research has been painstakingly slow, as study is divided between testing drugs and trying to identify just how the mysterious illness works. Every few years, an exciting development […]

How To Avoid Caregiver Burnout from Caregiving in North San Diego County

Over at Geriatric Care Management (what a great URL she has, too!) Maria Basso Lipani has a great article about managing the stress that arises from being a caregiver for your aging parents.  As she says, ““Caregiver burnout” is just a fancy term for exhaustion”, and, ” Any number of things related to caring for your aging parent can […]