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By HCATampa, 12:40 pm on June 25, 2021

Alzheimer’s patients and their loved ones now have a renewed cause for hope. For the first time in nearly two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an Alzheimer’s medication that slows the progression of the disease. What Is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible brain disorder involving parts of the brain that control memory, thoughts, and language. It is a progressive disease that typically begins with mild memory loss and advances to the inability to hold a conversation or perform basic tasks. Experts estimate approximately 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Most Alzheimer’s patients are older than 65, but the disease can also affect people younger than 65. The exact causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not fully…

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Cognitive Exercises for Elderly Stroke Survivors in Tampa, FL
Cognitive Exercises for Elderly Stroke Survivors in Tampa, FL
By HCATampa, 9:00 am on May 17, 2021

While physical exercise is certainly important for stroke recovery—especially within the first few months—it’s just as important for senior stroke survivors to take steps to regain their cognitive abilities. Exercises of this nature typically focus on abilities such as problem-solving, thought processing, and mental clarity. At Home Care Assistance of South Tampa, we take an innovative approach to brain health with our Cognitive Therapeutics Method™. This scientific technique targets memory,…

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Senior Walking in Colder Weather
Senior Walking in Colder Weather
By Edna González Soto, 3:13 pm on February 4, 2021

A winter in Tampa, Florida is generally different from our friends to the north and west. But still, we do experience plenty of colder days, and those can make it a challenge for seniors to get outdoors and stay active! But what if you embraced the cooler temps this season and saw new opportunities for activities? Take a look at our top tips below to stay active! Stay Physically Active…

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Holding a Loved One's Hand
Holding a Loved One's Hand
By Edna González Soto, 12:15 pm on January 22, 2021

For families who have just learned that their senior loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, this is often a frightening time filled with many uncertainties. If this is your situation, you may be wondering: what comes next? Although there is currently no cure for this disease, hope is certainly not lost. Read the actionable steps you can take below to make this new chapter easier for your senior….

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Senior New Year
Senior New Year
By Edna González Soto, 4:19 pm on January 5, 2021

You know what they say… new year, new you! And if ever there was an appropriate new year to say so, it’s this one. 2021 presents a unique opportunity for seniors to implement healthier habits and help them live happier and feel better. The challenge is not necessarily creating these goals and resolutions, but rather seeing them through to completion. So, we’ve come up with five solid goals below that…

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stroke care at Home Care Assistance Tampa
stroke care at Home Care Assistance Tampa
By HCATampa, 2:40 pm on December 17, 2020

When having a conversation with your senior loved one with dementia, it can be difficult to see them have a hard time with communication – and it can be particularly frustrating for them to struggle. Unfortunately, symptoms of dementia often include the inability to think, focus, understand, and respond to conversation. But there are a few things you can do to set your senior up for a successful conversation ahead…

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How to Recognize Mental Health Problems in the Elderly
How to Recognize Mental Health Problems in the Elderly
By HCATampa, 10:51 am on November 25, 2020

Is someone you love in senior home care? If so, we highly recommend being able to recognize the signs of a struggle with mental health issues. It is unfortunately all too easy to overlook or not take notice of the warning signs of anxiety and depression, both of which are common experiences among seniors in home care. This is no one’s fault since some of the signs of mental health…

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By HCATampa, 11:02 am on November 11, 2020

When it comes to natural disasters, no one is immune to the devastating effects that they can have on the residents in the areas where they occur. However, seniors are often significantly more at-risk during severe weather and need the most help getting to safety. Below, read through our tips and learn how you can best protect your loved one and keep them safe during severe weather. Preparing for Hurricanes…

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Companion Care from Home Care Assistance Tampa
Companion Care from Home Care Assistance Tampa
By HCATampa, 8:43 am on October 30, 2020

Your senior loved one in home care deserves the very best. No exceptions! They should have qualified and compassionate caregivers accompanied by world-class senior care services. We also think they should remain as safe as possible in the comfort of their own home! Safety in the home should be a top priority, especially when it comes to reducing the risk of a fall. You can take several steps to help…

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By HCATampa, 9:50 pm on October 13, 2020

When it comes to both caring for and visiting with seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, we cannot stress enough how important it is to be prepared for any scenario. It is particularly valuable to know the proper steps to take in any event that the senior should become upset. In this situation, your goal will be to calm them down and try to solve their problem. Below, we’re sharing…

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