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By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 27, 2015

Dementia is a progressive decline in cognitive function that includes the ability to reason. When challenged or stimulated by various activities that require mental effort, neurons form new connections and slow the progression of dementia. Scrapbooking is a form of reminiscence therapy that often holds many benefits for dementia patients,…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 20, 2015

Diabetics are fully aware of how different beverages and foods affect blood sugar. However, they may not be as knowledgeable concerning the effects alcohol has on their blood sugar levels. Alcohol consumption can put diabetics in a dangerous situation for a variety of reasons, and Colorado Springs live-in home care…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 13, 2015

Obese people have a greater risk of developing numerous diseases including arthritis, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. With that in mind, researchers also believe that obesity may contribute to malignant cell growth associated with several forms of cancer. Seniors who struggle with obesity are particularly susceptible to cancer not only because…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on November 6, 2015

If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you know what effect that diagnosis has on families, particularly family caregivers. Caring for a senior with AD is rewarding, but it can become emotional and difficult without the right assistance. Support groups give family caregivers a way to connect…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 30, 2015

Both dementia and depression are serious conditions, and sometimes it’s easy to mistake one for the other. However, treatments for the two conditions differ drastically, so it is important to understand each condition and how to tell them apart. Home Care Assistance of Colorado Springs can help family members understand these…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 23, 2015

If your elderly loved one doesn’t require extensive medical care, home is the ideal location for him or her to thrive, and  Colorado Springs home care providers like Home Care Assistance offer as-needed care for seniors in the comfort of home. Being at home with familiar surroundings can improve emotional,…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 16, 2015

Healthcare providers and researchers categorize Alzheimer’s as a progressive disease that gradually deteriorates all aspects of an individual’s mental and physical health due to the deterioration of brain cells. The factors contributing to the development of the disease are complex and varied, but Colorado Springs Home Care Assistance hopes the…

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on October 9, 2015

Convincing your elderly loved one that he or she should allow someone to come into his or her home to assist with daily activities can be unpleasant. Your loved one may resist and state that he or she is more than capable of caring for himself or herself. It is…