5 Tips to to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus

By |2020-03-21T23:23:39+00:00March 21st, 2020|Health Care|

5 Tips to to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus A positive approach to protecting yourself and your loved ones from the Coronavirus, as well as other contagious viruses. By now, we’re sure you’ve been inundated by information about the Coronavirus. Your email inbox, newsfeed, and all news headlines seem to all be filled with [...]

How to Manage Chronic Health Conditions as We Age

By |2020-02-17T17:04:42+00:00February 17th, 2020|Health Care|

Aging gracefully is challenging enough under perfect circumstances, much less when struggling with a chronic condition. According to the National Council on Aging: Approximately 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have at least two. Four chronic diseases—heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes—cause almost two-thirds of all deaths each year. [...]

Is High Cholesterol Treatment One Size fits All?

By |2020-01-07T03:36:04+00:00January 6th, 2020|Health Care|

New guidelines focus on your personal risk, LDL target levels and new drugs for those likely to get cardiovascular disease. New cholesterol recommendations from the American Heart Association, backed by the American College of Cardiology, support the treatment of older patients with high cholesterol who have previously been left untreated. "High cholesterol treatment is not [...]

Fearless Caregiver Profile: MICHELE RUPPERT

By |2019-05-16T16:34:39+00:00May 16th, 2019|Senior Care, Health Care, Caregiver|

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? Parents are sick...Dad has transition, Mom needs help. Has your relationship changed with the loved one that you are caring for? If so how? Mom is dependent on me now. What is the hardest thing about being a caregiver and the most rewarding thing? Experiencing [...]

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Heart, Body and Mind – a Guide for Seniors

By |2019-08-25T00:15:30+00:00March 19th, 2019|Senior Care, Health Care|

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Heart, Body and Mind – a Guide for Seniors Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet Moderate exercise Proper rest Exercise your mind Treat health problems as they arise Tip 1: Eat a Healthy, well-balanced diet It’s no secret that eating better makes us feel better, and helps our body [...]

Inside My Being – Alzheimer’s by Roberto Carlo Chiesa

By |2018-11-04T21:46:26+00:00September 28th, 2018|Health Care|

The Caregiver’s Voice features a video by Roberto Carlo Chiesa of Modesto-based Alexandria Perrin Company for VOICES with Dementia. Inspired by his sister, Roberto’s short-narrative film features Arlene, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease. (She was his late sister’s roommate who also lived with Alzheimer’s.) Actress Jenni Abbott plays Arlene’s daughter and each share words from [...]

What’s backpacking got to do with caregiving?

By |2018-07-08T18:45:08+00:00July 5th, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care|

I enjoy hiking above the 10,000-foot level where the colors are vivid and the air is crystal clear. To see these beautiful sights in the Sierras means hiking 13, 16, and even 20+ miles roundtrip in a 10 to 14-hour day. I’ve learned there are similarities between caregiving and backpacking. Don’t take on more than [...]

Seven Things You Should Know About Your Loved Ones

By |2018-06-18T17:43:03+00:00June 15th, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, Safety, In-Home Senior Care|

These conversations can go in all sorts of directions. Sometimes it’s best to let that happen. But there are a few key issues you should cover: How Things Are Now – Is the person you care about already facing challenges that you may not be aware of? Do you have a clear and realistic view [...]

Embracing Alzheimer’s Disease

By |2018-03-28T17:09:49+00:00March 28th, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, In-Home Senior Care|

A friend who works in a special needs classroom at our middle school was talking about a delightful new student they have in their program this year. She mentioned that in spite of his challenges, the student is a content, personable, and humorous young man who is a joy to be with. “His parents really [...]