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How Adopting a Japanese Diet Reduces Risk of Diseases in North Broward, FL
How Adopting a Japanese Diet Reduces Risk of Diseases in North Broward, FL
By James R. Buscemi, 9:00 am on April 19, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. While poor diet is one of the key risk factors associated with heart disease, studies show that when North Broward part-time caregivers encourage their loved ones to adopt alternative diets, such as that of the Japanese, it can actually reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. The Japanese diet traditionally consists of mostly grains, vegetables, and fish. Outlined in an official capacity by the Japanese government in 2005, the “spinning top” food guide advocates moderation in addition to nutrition. Water and tea reside at the top of the food…

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Detecting Amyloidosis: New Non-Invasive Method Discovered
Detecting Amyloidosis: New Non-Invasive Method Discovered
By James R. Buscemi, 9:00 am on April 12, 2016

Amyloidosis is a condition in which amyloid or abnormal protein accumulates in tissue or organs like the brain. There are many forms of amyloidosis based on the type of protein and where the deposits form. Common forms of the condition include primary or systemic amyloidosis in which the protein deposits affect the whole body, and secondary amyloidosis, which is usually the result of a chronic inflammatory disease like rheumatoid arthritis. Some amyloid deposits in the brain are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Detecting amyloidosis is important because symptoms may be mild or subtle, but the condition comes with serious risks. If seniors could receive a diagnosis in the…

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Creative Ways to Flavor Water in North Broward, FL
Creative Ways to Flavor Water in North Broward, FL
By James R. Buscemi, 9:00 am on April 5, 2016

Seniors are prone to dehydration more than any segment of our population. The causes of this range from simple forgetfulness to the fact that many prescription drugs cause fluid loss. The human body is over 70 percent water and it is necessary for every function the body performs, which is why it is important that we stay hydrated. Here are several creative ways at-home caregivers in North Broward can ensure that their loved one get enough fluids. Infused Water Plain old water can get pretty boring if that is all your loved one is drinking. Learning to make infusions is an easy way to add some flavor. Infusions are made…

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Simple Senior Hair Loss Solutions in North Broward, FL
Simple Senior Hair Loss Solutions in North Broward, FL
By James R. Buscemi, 9:00 am on March 29, 2016

All people age differently, but it is a well-known fact that many seniors have trouble with hair loss. Men and women alike experience thinning or total loss of their hair as they age. Fortunately, there are some simple and effective at-home remedies that may be of help to providers of senior care in North Broward and the loved ones they look after. Check out some easy hair loss remedies below. Horsetail Tea The herb known as horsetail is loaded with silica, which is a wonderful aid to growing thick and healthy hair. Simply pour two cups of boiling water over one tablespoon of dried horsetail and let it cool enough…

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How Pet Therapy Benefits the Elderly in North Broward, FL
How Pet Therapy Benefits the Elderly in North Broward, FL
By James R. Buscemi, 9:00 am on March 22, 2016

Many hourly and live-in caregivers in North Broward confuse therapy pets with service animals, however, they are not the same thing. A service pet provides assistance to the disabled, while a therapy animal serves to boost or sustain a person’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive wellbeing. A therapy pet can be any type of animal, but it is typically a dog or cat that has gone through special training. Therapy pets can be used to help those undergoing physical therapy or rehabilitation, those with special needs, seniors who reside in nursing homes, and even those who receive North Broward at-home care. These animals provide a wide range of benefits for the…

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Easy Ways to Stave Off Seasonal Allergies in North Broward, FL
Easy Ways to Stave Off Seasonal Allergies in North Broward, FL
By James R. Buscemi, 9:00 am on March 15, 2016

It’s that time of year again. Spring flowers are starting to bloom, which might mean itchy, watery eyes and sneezing for North Broward hourly caregivers and their senior loved ones. There are a few simple things that you can do to help your loved one minimize allergy symptoms and still enjoy springtime. Close the Windows Of course, refraining from turning on the air conditioner for as long as possible will save money as the weather warms up. However, allergy sufferers might fare better by turning on the AC and closing the windows. If pollen is a trigger for your senior loved one, having the windows open and breathing in the…

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How Are Strokes Related to Depression in North Broward, FL?
How Are Strokes Related to Depression in North Broward, FL?
By James R. Buscemi, 9:00 am on March 8, 2016

Depression following a stroke is a very common problem for seniors and their post-stroke caregivers in North Broward, but it often goes untreated. However, mental and emotional health is just as important as physical health, which is why post-stroke depression should be taken seriously. But do strokes directly cause depression? Read on to find out. Inability to Perform ADLs About a third of people who have strokes experience depression weeks, months, or sometimes years after a stroke. Because strokes occur so suddenly, they can have life-changing effects on an individual that can lead to depression, particularly if an individual becomes disabled after the stroke. When people are unable to perform…

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Enjoyable Games for Seniors with Dementia in North Broward, FL
Enjoyable Games for Seniors with Dementia in North Broward, FL
By James R. Buscemi, 9:00 am on February 23, 2016

Researchers from around the world discovered the benefits that seniors with dementia obtain by playing certain games. The focus, concentration, and motor skills exercised during these games play helps reinforce and build new neural pathways of seniors with dementia. Games also bring memories to the surface while encouraging social interaction between providers of at-home care in North Broward and the seniors they care for. Bingo Depending on the severity of dementia symptoms, learning new games may be frustrating and too challenging. Common games like bingo have been played for generations and are based on a simple concept. In addition to cards displaying traditional numbers and columns marked by the letters…

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How to Ease the Elderly into Home Care in North Broward, FL
How to Ease the Elderly into Home Care in North Broward, FL
By James R. Buscemi, 9:00 am on February 16, 2016

While a North Broward live-in home care provider can be an excellent resource for your senior loved one, making the transition from living alone to having another person to help out may be difficult for him or her. Here are some ways to make the transition to in-home care easier for your senior loved one. Promote Independence It’s important to have a candid conversation with your senior loved one about his or her independence. Many seniors fear that once they have at-home help, they will no longer be able to be independent or make their own decisions. You can put your senior loved one’s mind at ease by explaining that…

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How to Overcome Caregiver Stress in North Broward, FL
How to Overcome Caregiver Stress in North Broward, FL
By James R. Buscemi, 9:00 am on February 9, 2016

Caring for an elderly loved one is an extremely rewarding job that comes with some challenges. In order to provide the best possible home care North Broward seniors deserve, it’s important for family caregivers to take care of themselves, too. To help you manage and overcome caregiver stress, employ these five effective methods. 1. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help You may feel like Superman some days, but there is nothing wrong with needing a little help when things get overwhelming. To best assess your needs, make a list of the things you can realistically accomplish, and then enlist the help of some trusted friends or relatives to help…

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