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Activities for Aging Adults Who Have Parkinson’s in Tampa, FL
Activities for Aging Adults Who Have Parkinson’s in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on August 9, 2019

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the entire body and is caused by a lack of dopamine in the brain. Though there’s no cure for the disease, therapy can help by strengthening the body to compensate for the symptoms of the disease. Here are a few Parkinson’s therapy ideas to consider. 1. Stimulating the Ear Canal Gentle stimulation of the ear canal may reduce Parkinson’s symptoms. A study…

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Advantages of Music for Aging Adults with Alzheimer’s in Tampa, FL
Advantages of Music for Aging Adults with Alzheimer’s in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on July 19, 2019

Music therapy can help seniors gain clarity and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. It can help the brain produce more serotonin and melatonin, which are chemicals that enhance cognition. Learn how music can be beneficial for a senior parent with Alzheimer’s disease. 1. Reduces Stress Music stimulates positive interactions, alleviates stress, and engages seniors with Alzheimer’s because listening to songs requires little mental processing and no cognitive memory. Play music…

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Statistics Related to the Aging Population in Tampa, Florida
Statistics Related to the Aging Population in Tampa, Florida
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on July 12, 2019

If you have a senior loved one who lives in Tampa, Florida, you might be curious to know some of the statistics about the aging population in the area, the various challenges your loved one might face, and whether you need to consider professional home care. Tampa families can contact Home Care Assistance today at to speak with one of our qualified Care Managers.

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Effects of Strokes on the Brain in Tampa, FL
Effects of Strokes on the Brain in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on July 5, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes claim the lives of approximately 140,000 people in the United States annually. The number equates to a fraction of the nearly 800,000 adults who experience strokes each year. The debilitating damage caused by strokes varies from one person to the next, as the brain and central nervous system are very complex. Over time, the damage may heal and seniors may…

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How to Communicate with a Stroke Survivor with Speech Challenges in Tampa, FL
How to Communicate with a Stroke Survivor with Speech Challenges in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on June 21, 2019

Strokes often strike the parts of the brain associated with speech. In some instances, your aging loved one may be unable to gather thoughts and translate them into verbal speech. In others, your loved one may have lost control over the motor functions required to move his or her mouth and create the right sounds. Although the recovery is often slow, many stroke survivors eventually regain the ability to speak….

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Hobbies for Seniors with Parkinson’s in Tampa, FL
Hobbies for Seniors with Parkinson’s in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on June 7, 2019

Most seniors with Parkinson’s want to stay active and social. While neurological deficits related to Parkinson’s disease may limit the choice of hobbies your aging loved one can enjoy, there are still many hobbies he or she can partake in to enhance both physical and psychological health. Here are some of the best hobbies for seniors with Parkinson’s. Performing Yoga Yoga is a great hobby for seniors with Parkinson’s because…

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Alzheimer’s Disease 2019 Facts & Figures
Alzheimer’s Disease 2019 Facts & Figures
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on May 31, 2019

In 2019, more people than ever before are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. If you’re caring for an elderly loved one, you may be wondering about how the risk for Alzheimer’s could affect his or her quality of life and the need for in-home Alzheimer’s care. Tampa families can rely on Home Care Assistance to provide the highest quality care, and we’ve put together a simple infographic detailing some of…

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How to Motivate Seniors to Eat a Nutritious Diet in Tampa, FL
How to Motivate Seniors to Eat a Nutritious Diet in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on May 24, 2019

Eating nutritious foods is the best way for seniors to boost overall health and continue living independently. Aging adults need to consume meals full of vitamins, fiber, calcium, antioxidants, and other nutrients that help their bodies function properly. Below are some tips family caregivers can use to encourage their aging loved ones to follow a healthy diet. Make Meal Prep Fun Eating at home more often instead of going out…

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How to Know if You Need a Respite Caregiver in Tampa, FL
How to Know if You Need a Respite Caregiver in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on May 10, 2019

Respite caregivers are a great way for primary family caregivers to get a little break. Professional caregivers are available to watch seniors and help out for anywhere from a few hours to several days, and seniors have the option of getting respite care at home. There are a few key signs you may notice if you need to consider arranging respite care for your family. 1. Your To-Do List Keeps…

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Benefits of Live-in Homecare for Seniors in Tampa, FL
Benefits of Live-in Homecare for Seniors in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on April 19, 2019

Many seniors prefer to stay in their homes as they age, regardless of their health. With live-in home care, the elderly can age in place while still receiving daily assistance and companionship. Below are some of the reasons families should consider live-in home care for an aging loved one. Fewer Restrictions There are usually rules and regulations seniors must abide by when living in an assisted living facility or nursing…

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