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Alzheimer’s Assistance Dogs Lend a Helping Paw

Jun 4, 2018 by Anonymous

Four-legged friends show promise as companions for those with memory loss and various forms of dementia. Read Article

Aging’s Impact on Nutrition & Reducing the Risk of Malnutrition

Apr 6, 2018 by Anonymous

A recent study found that, of the millions of older adults admitted to the hospital every year, one in three is malnourished. This article examines what families can do to ensure that senior loved ones are eating well. Read Article

Vaccines for Healthy Aging

Jan 17, 2018 by Anonymous

One of the most important choices seniors can make to promote healthy aging is to vaccinate themselves against illnesses and diseases that can be detrimental to their health and sometimes even fatal. Read Article

Cold Weather Falls are Preventable

Jan 12, 2018 by Alex Holden

The National Institutes of Health offers a sobering statistic related to falls among seniors: 1.6 million older adults go to the emergency room each year due to fall-related injuries. Read Article

The Thyroid Gland as We Age: What Seniors Should Know

Jan 8, 2018 by Alex Holden

The chances of developing thyroid disease increase dramatically with age – so much so that nearly 20% of women 60 years of age and older have some form of the disease. Read Article

Comfort Keepers Offers Five Tips to Keep Aging Relatives Merry During the Holidays

Dec 23, 2017 by Anonymous

Caring for aging parents who may be experiencing some form of memory loss can be stressful, particularly during the holiday season. However, research suggests that small adjustments in family celebrations can add an element of calm to any gathering. Read Article

Sensing the Need for Home Care: What to Look For

Dec 21, 2017 by Alex Holden

Many holiday traditions tempt your five senses. These senses can also be used to evaluate the status of elderly family members. Read Article

What Gift Does a Family Caregiver Really Want? A Low-Key Holiday!

Dec 19, 2017 by Alex Holden

Make the transition from stress to success -- and manage to maintain family harmony at the same time. Read Article

Alzheimer's and the Holidays

Dec 13, 2017 by Anonymous

Communication and patience are the keys to navigating the holiday season when Alzheimer's is part of the mix. Read Article

Tips for Holiday Happiness

Dec 7, 2017 by Anonymous

Simple steps can make the holidays easier for you -- and those in your care. Read Article

Seniors & Technology

Dec 1, 2017 by Alex Holden

At Comfort Keepers, one of our most important jobs as in-home care providers is to alleviate isolation for the seniors we serve. Technology -- in a variety of forms -- is proving to be a powerful tool in this part of our mission. Read Article

Giving Thanks for America’s Family Caregivers

Nov 22, 2017 by Alex Holden

Giving Thanks for America's Family Caregivers From the AARP Blog... Read Article

Senior In-Home Care Business Owner Anna Holden Receives President’s Club Award

Nov 21, 2017 by Alex Holden

Anna Holden was recently honored as part of the Comfort Keepers President’s Club during the national Comfort Keepers Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. Read Article

Comfort Keepers Offers Senior-Friendly “grandPad” Tech Device to Help Families Stay Connected

Nov 15, 2017 by Alex Holden

Designed specifically for seniors, the grandPad allows older adults to take or send photos, view family photos and videos, call loved ones, send voice mails, play games and even listen to their favorite music at the touch of a button. Read Article

Better Communication in Alzheimer’s Care

Nov 16, 2016 by Anonymous

Communication refers to the ability to speak, understand speech, read, write, and gesture. It is how we make contact with each other. Nonverbal messages are given through silence, body movements, or facial expression. Read Article

When It Is Time to Consider Respite Care

Nov 16, 2016 by Anonymous

Respite care is not self-indulgent. It’s a necessity. Caring for an older or ill family member can be hugely rewarding and bring you closer ? but being consumed by it will drain you physically and emotionally, and eventually cause burnout. Read Article

Obesity in Seniors

Oct 21, 2016 by Alex Holden

Both the characteristics of obesity and the way it affects seniors can be different when compared to how obesity impacts younger adults. Read Article

Foodborne Illness: The Risk to Seniors and Prevention at Home

Sep 22, 2016 by Alex Holden

When certain disease-causing bacteria, viruses, or parasites contaminate food, they can cause foodborne illness ? also known as food poisoning. In the U.S., salmonella, norovirus, campylobacter, E.coli, listeria, and clostridium perfringens are the most common foodborne illnesses. Read Article

Pneumonia in Seniors: Causes, Treatments, and Prevention

Jul 21, 2016 by Alex Holden

Pneumonia is an infection that affects one or both lungs. The disease can range from mild to severe, and can be fatal. It is typically caused when bacteria, fungi, or viruses enter the lungs and cause inflammation within air sacs in the lungs called alveoli. Read Article

Fire Safety and Storm Emergencies

Jul 21, 2016 by Alex Holden

Every area has its potential hazards and all households need a plan to ensure that everyone stays safe if disaster strikes. The specifics will vary by where you live and which hazards you’re most likely to face but the basics are the same everywhere. Read Article

Kitchen Safety for Seniors

Jun 17, 2016 by Alex Holden

Kitchens are one of the most dangerous areas of a home for seniors. There may be physical issues such as diminished balance, vision, and reflexes ? or a senior may be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Read Article

Solving Sleep Problems in Seniors

May 6, 2016 by Alex Holden

It is a common misconception that sleep needs decline with age. Older adults need the same amount of sleep as younger adults: 7 to 9 hours each night. Changes in sleep patterns, or what specialists call "sleep architecture", can occur as we age, and this may contribute to sleep problems. Read Article

Technology-Enabled Homes Set to Change the Home Care Industry

May 5, 2016 by Alex Holden

Inc Magazine published a great article on role of technology with a quote from the owner and president of our agency Anna Holden. Read Article

Anxiety Disorders in Seniors

Apr 15, 2016 by Alex Holden

According to the National Institutes of Health, anywhere from 3 to 14 percent of older adults experience anxiety disorders in a given year. Read Article

Helping Seniors Cope with the Loss of a Spouse

Apr 14, 2016 by Alex Holden

Bereavement can have a devastating impact on the immune systems of seniors, and may explain why many older spouses soon die after the loss of their loved ones. Read Article

Controlling Sweet and Salty Cravings in Seniors

Mar 12, 2016 by Alex Holden

The tongue's taste buds detect four tastes: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. As we get older, the fewer taste buds we have and the less sensitive they become. In our prime, we have between 10,000 and 15,000 taste buds. Read Article

9 Steps that Can Help with Cancer Prevention

Feb 11, 2016 by Alex Holden

The most significant risk factor for the development of cancer is aging; however, the risk of many types of cancer can be drastically reduced by focusing on prevention steps. Read Article

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease: How to Tell If a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease Is in Pain

Jan 26, 2016 by Alex Holden

It can be difficult to gure out whether someone with dementia is in pain, and what is causing the pain. People with dementia may not be able to tell you in words that they are in pain, or even where the pain is. Read Article

High Blood Pressure: The Link to Memory Loss

Jan 26, 2016 by Alex Holden

Did you know that gradual decline in memory and cognitive function can be attributed to elevated blood pressure? While there is no precise cause of cognitive impairment, an early indication of dementia, research strongly suggests that high blood pressure can add to the risk. Read Article

Winter Health Risks for Seniors

Dec 16, 2015 by Alex Holden

When the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather. It’s important that they, and those who care for them, take certain precautions at this time of year. Read Article

Bathing and Pericare

Dec 9, 2015 by Alex Holden

Bathing is often called the most challenging activity for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. What a shame that the idea of relaxing in a warm tub filled with bubbles rarely matches the typical caregiver–care receiver experience. Read Article

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