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Memory Loss & the Importance for Dementia Care in San Carlos

In “The Way We Were,” Barbra Streisand sings the line “Memories, light the corners of my mind…” It’s a beautiful sentiment we all can relate to, but even more so as the years go by. For those with aging parents or loved ones, dementia care might become an important need, especially if he or she is showing signs of memory loss. Why?

NuevaCare Announces New Posts on Senior Care in San Mateo, Redwood City and other Bay Area Communities

March 31, 2017 – San Mateo & Redwood City, California. NuevaCare, a leading home care agency based in San Mateo, California, but serving Bay Area cities as diverse as Millbrae, Belmont, and Palo Alto, is proud to announce two lively and important new posts to its blog on the topic of senior care.

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4 Big Benefits of Senior Care in Redwood City

It's common for seniors to resist the idea of senior care from a professional caregiver. They don't like the idea of a stranger coming into their home, or they value their independence. Talking to your loved one about senior care in Redwood City can make all the difference in terms of getting them onboard with improving their lives through home care. Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn via Foter.com / CC BY Senior care in Redwood City helps maintain independence When a home care provider comes in to help a senior, at first the senior can feel as though they're being watched al of the time. However what's really happening is that they have someone available to them that allows them to stay at home with ease. They can maintain their...

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Keeping Sickness at Bay – Supporting the Immune Systems of Seniors in San Mateo

The human body is truly a wonderful thing. The intricate systems of the immune system work hard to keep away illness and disease, fighting viruses, bacteria, parasites, and more. Families in the San Mateo area can help to prevent illness in seniors by taking some simple steps. How Aging Affects the Immune System Just like the rest of the body, the immune system starts to wear down after years of constant use. Seniors in the Bay Area find themselves experiencing symptoms that before were battled by their bodies much more easily. Slowed down immune system - One major reason it's harder to prevent illness in seniors is because their immune system is simply slower than it was before. Illnesses have an easier time getting a foothold in...

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5 Perfect  Breakfast Ideas for Seniors with Diabetes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that’s especially true for individuals with type 2 diabetes who need to make sure that they get the nutrition they need while also maintaining blood sugar levels. These five breakfasts for diabetes are perfect for seniors who want something that’s palatable but also fulfills the requirements that they need. Breakfast burrito Scramble an egg with your choice of diced vegetables in a non-stick pan sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle on some low-fat shredded cheese towards the very end of cooking, then wrap in a whole wheat tortilla and enjoy with a dash of hot sauce if desired. Oatmeal and fruit One of the healthiest options for breakfast for anyone is oatmeal. Mix in a scoop of vanilla protein...

Cleaning Tips for Caregivers

  Keeping house is no small thing! Often the biggest issue is simple the issue of too little time. Another big roadblock is a lack of energy - you're exhausted before you even begin! Balancing your home and family with the needs of your loved one often means getting behind and feeling overwhelmed. Finding a solid routine and sticking with it is the key to preventing your feeling overwhelmed, and the added bonus is that a neat space is a proven way to improve everyone's mood! It might require a bit of experimentation in order to get the routine that best suits your family and your needs. Keep at it until you find the schedule that works for you, and once you find it you'll be very happy...

Caregiver Burnout and You

  Caring for a loved one who needs your support is something that everyone who does it struggles with to some extent. It's a challenging job to do that stretches you between the family obligations that you have taken on with partners, children and grandchildren, against the needs of an aging loved one who has often been your caregiver in the past. Here are some essential strategies to make your life as a caregiver work, warding of burnout before it comes on and also combating it once it becomes a reality. 1. SELF CARE - Take care of yourself. This is something that many have heard over and over again, but that's because it's absolutely true. You must pay attention to your thoughts and emotions, and learn to...

How to Get the Most out of Doctor’s Visits

Going to the doctor’s office can often be a hectic procedure that requires a significant amount of waiting just for a quick in and out session with a doctor, and it seems to be tremendously worse when dealing with specialists. Of course doctors have to go about their jobs efficiently, and in appreciation of the realities of modern medicine here are some real world strategies to help your loved one do well during a doctor's visit. 1. Notes  Not only is it important that you take notes during your loved one's session so that you don't lose track of essential information, it's also important that you bring along notes about what you want to talk about. That could include anything from questions about the dosage on a...

What is a Geriatrician?

When you're a child, you go to a pediatrician. Everyone knows this - it's just what we do! As adults, we tend to avoid doctors as much as possible. But as we get older, it suddenly becomes necessary to go to the doctor in order to stay ahead of a whole host of issues, or to deal with them when they rear their heads. Just as a pediatrician specialized in children, a geriatrician specializes in seniors. If you're caring for an elderly loved one, it might be time to talk to them about switching from their standard primary care physician to a geriatric doctor who knows the needs of seniors. What Is a Geriatrician? A geriatrician is a doctor who specializes in geriatrics. Geriatrics is the subset of...

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How Caregiving Affects Family Relationships

Parents and children have a defined relationship from the moment of birth, one in which the parent is the caregiver and the child is the one being cared for. But as the years drift by, those roles eventually turn around, with the child being the caregiver and the parent being the one who needs help. Even though this switch has been happening for as long as people have lived together in families, it's still a stressor for every parent child relationship when the time comes. The shift from parent as caregiver to parent as needing care isn't a transition that only affects the dynamics of the parent/child relationship, but also one that affects the dynamics of sibling relationships. Here are some of the major issues that...