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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Sandwich Generation

Are you part of the “sandwich generation”? Are you between 40 and 60? Supporting a child while caring for a parent, at home or from afar? Well, I’m just about there. I’m 46, I have a child at home and my parents are beginning to need more of my time. As the owner of A Hand at Home,  you might think I’d know all the ins and outs of senior care. On one level I do, but...
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Help for Mom

Last week we had another call from a concerned daughter who was worried that her mom wasn’t taking care of herself as well as she should be. What can we do? Well the answer is never the same from one family to the next but  help starts with a simple conversation. In this case the parent knew she needed help but had no idea what to ask for.  The daughter lived out of town had a busy life,...
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