Regularly Exercise May Be Key to Preventing Falls in the Home

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Falls in the home are one of the leading causes of injury in the elderly population here in Texas. In fact, nationwide falls in the home are the leading contributing factor to accidental death in seniors. Indeed, every 11 seconds and elderly individual is treated for fall-related injuries in an emergency room here in The […]

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Goat Yoga?

A new take on a classic is upon us. First there was yoga; now there is Goat Yoga! Imagine, if you will, your eyes are closed, all of your focus is directed toward your breathing, you’re nearing Zen, and a baby goat jumps around you. Zen can wait; the baby goat demands attention. Goat Yoga […]

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Meditative Movement Helps Decrease Depression and Anxiety

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One of the most common ailments afflicting elderly individuals is depression. It’s estimated that roughly 35 million Americans aged 65 or older experience depression. What’s more, many people experience depression for the first time their older years (even well into their 90s). The effects of depression on an aging individual can be devastating. Not only […]

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Caregivers Rejoice as University of Texas Invests in Aging and Longevity Research

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Texas is Aging Fast By 2040, the number of Texans over the age of 65 will account for a full 1/5 (or 20%) of the state’s entire population. This growing population faces unique challenges and requires a unique set of resources—something family caregivers are all-too-familiar with. However, studies into the needs of elderly individuals had […]

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How Caregivers Can Handle Holidays with Dementia Patients

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Don’t Let Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia “Ruin” Your Holiday Traditions When you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, every day can be a struggle. Balancing their needs and yours while still trying to accomplish everything that needs to be done in a day can take a toll on anyone. That stress can […]

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The Value of an In-Home Dementia Caregiver and How to Protect Them

In-Home Dementia Care is a Very Personal Struggle It can be difficult to estimate the value of an in-home dementia caregiver here in Texas because there’s not a lot of solid research in this field. However, it’s clear that the majority of this type of care given to those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease […]

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New Film Chronicles the Power of Music Therapy for Dementia Patients

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Music Therapy for Dementia Patients is as Old as Song Music therapy for dementia patients is not a new thing. The notion that music can reach beyond the surface layers of our cognition and touch us deeply is hundreds, perhaps thousands of years old. Shamans, musicians, religious leaders, and even modern-day politicians have been using […]

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In-Home Alzheimer’s Care in Texas Alleviates Stress While Researchers Search for a Cure

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In a major announcement from Washington, Congress has overwhelmingly approved a $400 million investment in Alzheimer’s research. Medical experts at the National Institute of Health are hopeful that influx of funding could one day lead to a cure. However, until that day, family caregivers who deal with the real-life consequences of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis need […]

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Learn Ten Ways to Love Your Brain This June, during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, join the Alzheimer’s Association® to help raise awareness of this devastating disease. You can start by learning and sharing 10 Ways to Love your Brain. Research is still evolving, but evidence is strong that people can reduce their risk of […]

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When is It Time for Elderly Drivers to Surrender Their License?

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Elderly Drivers Often Don’t Know When to Say “When” One of the hardest things aging individuals struggle with is the loss of independence. These proud people have lived by themselves for years, done everything for themselves, and don’t want to burden anyone else in any way. Unfortunately, there comes a time when elderly individuals must […]

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