Help Seniors Take Brain Health Into Their Own Hands

brain health resources for seniors

One of the most significant changes people face as they age is a decline in brain health. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline related to physical, chemical, or hormonal changes can exact a serious toll on our ability to remember, perform routine activities, and even care for ourselves as we get older. However, many of […]

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November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

NAtional Alzheimer's disease Awareness Month

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month:  You’re Not Alone November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. There’s nothing scarier to an aging individual than slowly being locked away inside your own mind. Unfortunately, the nightmare of Alzheimer’s Disease or some form of dementia becomes a harsh reality for millions of Americans every year. That diagnosis takes […]

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Overcoming Objections to Professional Home Care

professional home care can alleviate the worries of family caregivers

An AARP survey shows that 82% of seniors would prefer to stay at home even if they needed daily home care assistance. However, the decision to hire professional home care (rather than relying on family members) can be difficult to make. It can also be difficult for family caregivers to entrust their loved ones to […]

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November is National Family Caregiver Month

National Family Caregiver Month

This November is National Family Caregiver Month. It’s the perfect opportunity to recognize those who make hard choices every day to ensure that their loved ones can stay at home as long as possible. Without their dedication and service aging individuals would be forced to make decisions they would rather avoid, decisions that could very […]

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When is it Time for Professional Home Care? Assessing the Personal Toll of Caregiving

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Providing in-home care for an aging family member can have a dramatic effect on an individual’s mental and physical health. Opting to use a professional home care service can alleviate some of that stress and may help you avoid the physical and emotional consequences. More Seniors Aging at Home than Ever Before US Census Data […]

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Peaceful Insights for Family Caregivers

Second Family Home Care is fortunate to have partnered with many professionals in the senior health and living industry as part of our ongoing effort to provide the best services and resources we can for our clients. One of those professionals is Dr. Ann Allen, a well-known and highly regarded Psychologist in Plano, Texas. Dr. […]

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Treasured Times Celebrates the Fall Season and America’s Pastime

For close to a year, Second Family Home Care has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Treasured Times and Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano. Director of Marketing Tim Powell volunteers two days each month for the program, and especially enjoys assisting Director Barbara Hutson with music time! Second Family recently helped Treasured Times celebrate […]

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Are You Considering Home Care in Texas for a Loved One?

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Maybe you’ve noticed that dad’s unopened mail is piling up. Or mom, once meticulous about her appearance, is wearing wrinkled clothes and not doing her hair. When you bring up the subject, you hear, “Everything is fine. There’s no need to worry.” Admitting they need help would mean they can’t take care of themselves anymore, and […]

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Fun Activities for Seniors: Life Journaling Keeps Their Stories Alive

fun activities for seniors

  Sharing Stories Across Generations Sometimes it may seem difficult for seniors to relate to younger generations. But one of the fun activities for seniors you can help facilitate brings generations together while engaging the elderly and creating a family heirloom that will be cherished for years to come. Life Journaling can be a fun […]

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Learn How to Fight High Cholesterol in Seniors During National Cholesterol Awareness Month

fight high cholesterol in seniors with diet, exercise, and medication

High cholesterol in seniors presents a real health risk for aging individuals. With all the media focused on good and bad cholesterol in middle-aged Americans, it’s easy to forget that older individuals have to keep an eye on their lipid levels as well. In fact, the risk of having high cholesterol increases as we age, […]

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