How do you deal with transportation?

Time to go to the doctor, dentist, hairdresser  or even just to the store? Well, as winter approaches you might want to  start thinking about this. The roads in Tahoe can be crowded and tricky, add the extra challenges of ice and snow. Why would anyone want to drive? At A Hand at Home we can help by providing great assistants to get you around. Just a few hours or all day I’ve got just...
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Follow Mediterranean Diet For Better Memory

Why do people on a Mediterranean diet have lower rates of dementia? Learn how their brain scans show fewer problems. Get the diet’s basics. A Mediterranean diet may help people avoid the small areas of brain damage that can lead to problems with thinking and memory, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology. The study found that people who ate a...
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Allergies are getting to me

Late summer allergies absolutely effect me. I woke up this morning with itchy watery eyes and it felt like there was a feather tickling the inside of my sinus cavities. Oh What a Beautiful Morning … not today. A crazy little thing called a neti pot can give quite a bit of relief. You fill the pot with lukewarm saline or salted water and do a nasal irrigation. It feels so strange at first,...
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Early testing is key

While we still don’t know the actual cause of Alzheimer’s disease early detection and treatment may slow the progress. At a conference I attended recently they recommended seeing a geriatric psychologist at the first sign of problems. Their tests seem to be the best at pin pointing what may be going on. Remember, not all dementia is Alzheimer’s, some may be suffering from...
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Thinking about winter

Yesterday we had a tremendous hail and rain storm, here in South Lake Tahoe. Made me think about winter and all the things we need to do to prepare for the coming snows. Are you ready? How about your folks? At A Hand at Home we can help batten down the hatches. Just give us a call....
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