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Rare Diseases in Seniorsin Sonoma County, CA
Rare Diseases in Seniorsin Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on February 21, 2017

The causes of rare diseases often remain unknown, but the elderly can sometimes develop these diseases because of a compromised immune system. Practicing caution is one of the most effective ways to prevent seniors from developing these rare diseases. Sonoma County elder care staff takes a look at some of the rare diseases found in the elderly.  1. Amyloidosis  This is a rare condition usually found in people over the…

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How Seniors Can Manage Fibromyalgia in Sonoma County, CA
How Seniors Can Manage Fibromyalgia in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on February 14, 2017

Fibromyalgia is common in seniors and is characterized by muscle and joint pain, fatigue, and depression. According to WebMD, women are 10 times more likely to experience this condition than men. If your loved one has fibromyalgia, here is a list of 5 possible treatments, brought to you by the Santa Rosa home care experts at Home Care Assistance. 1. Yoga A recent study published in the Journal of Pain Research revealed women…

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Bone Marrow Recovery in Sonoma County, CA
Bone Marrow Recovery in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on February 7, 2017

Bone marrow plays an important role in the production of red blood cells in the human body. Failure to produce enough blood cells can lead to a wide range of health problems, including anemia and cancer. For generations, the medical community has faced challenges with successfully treating bone marrow disorders, including leukemia. Sonoma County elder care professionals would like to bring you important information regarding a research study by scientists…

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Tips to boost longevity in Sonoma County, CA
Tips to boost longevity in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on January 31, 2017

According to the 2015 Census Bureau figures, there were 53,364 senior citizens living in the United States who were aged 100 or older. Researchers spent decades trying to uncover the secrets to long life. Some of the oldest people on the planet live in what is known as the Blue Zone. These locations include Costa Rica, the Greek island of Ikaria, the Japanese island of Okinawa, the Italian island of…

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Why is Mediterranean Diet healthy in Sonoma County, CA
Why is Mediterranean Diet healthy in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on January 24, 2017

There are many different methods of dieting. One example health experts emphasize is the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet consists of healthier foods like plant-based goods, fish and whole grains. The diet also encourages healthy fats such as olive oil in place of butter. Here are five good reasons Sonoma County, CA, elderly care professionals recommend the Mediterranean diet for seniors. 1. Decreases Risk of Dementia Researchers have found that…

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Tips for Alzheimer's home care in Sonoma County, CA
Tips for Alzheimer's home care in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on January 17, 2017

Acting as a Santa Rosa Alzheimer’s caregiver can be mentally, emotionally and physically draining. Remember that the senior does not hate you, but lives in a world of confusion caused by the disease. Following these essential tips may help you get through the roughest days. Remember that you are making a huge difference in your senior loved one’s life when you heed the following advice. Find What Works for You…

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Dating Sites for Seniors in Sonoma County, CA
Dating Sites for Seniors in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on January 10, 2017

In-home Sonoma County caregivers are often surprised when their loved senior wants to start dating. This can actually be a very positive development if your loved one has recently lost someone close to him or her. He or she will have someone special to go places with and talk to. If your senior loved one is having trouble finding someone to date, then you might suggest signing up for one…

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5 Actors Who Are Over the Age of 80 in Sonoma County, CA
5 Actors Who Are Over the Age of 80 in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on December 27, 2016

Many actors retire when they are relatively young, preferring to spend the money they have already earned. Others act until they reach middle age, then choose to retire. Santa Rosa elder care professionals discuss the lives of 5 inspirational actors who have continued performing, even after reaching age 80. 1. Christopher Plummer According to Christopher Plummer, playing opposite Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music was the best role any man could have played. While his role as Captain Von Trapp became one of the most loved movie roles of all times, Plummer, who was born on December 13th, 1929,…

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Senior Loved One for Stroke Care in Sonoma County, CA
5 Ways to Prepare Your Senior Loved One for Stroke Care in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on December 20, 2016

Seniors recovering from strokes have many unique needs. It may be difficult for your senior loved one to perform daily tasks after experiencing a stroke, and you might need to modify his or her home. Follow these 5 tips to ensure your loved one’s home is comfortable and safe for Sonoma County stroke care. 1. Reduce Bathroom Hazards Bathrooms can be dangerous for seniors with limited mobility. Add nonskid stickers to the flooring of the shower or tub, remove rugs that could trip your loved one, and put a nonslip surface on the flooring. If possible, consider modifications like shower…

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Natural Remedies for Sore Throats in Sonoma County, CA
Natural Remedies for Sore Throats in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on December 13, 2016

Cold and flu season is upon us, and many seniors may be developing sore throats. If your elderly loved one has a sore throat, Santa Rosa elder care experts suggest you encourage him or her to try one of these 6 natural remedies.  1. Use Chamomile in Many Forms This herb has a long history of being used for sore throats, and it can be effective in several different forms. Inhaling the steam from a mixture of hot water and chamomile was found to reduce throat soreness in a 2010 study by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, M.D. Sipping chamomile tea may…

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