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By Dian Brannen, 12:25 am on February 3, 2015

Heart disease is one of the biggest killers around the globe, and it is becoming even more prevalent in developed nations where people are leading more sedentary lifestyles. In honor of the American Heart Association’s campaign to raise awareness about heart disease, Home Care Assistance of the Lehigh Valley wanted…

By Dian Brannen, 8:00 am on January 26, 2015

Alzheimer’s caregivers have a lot of their plate, from observing patient behavior to ensuring that their loved one’s home environment is as safe and secure as possible. To help ease the burden for family caregivers, there are products that can help keep Alzheimer’s patients safe and engaged, while also making…

By Dian Brannen, 8:00 am on January 19, 2015

One of the hardest conversations that family may have with an elderly loved one often focuses on the need for help or care at home. Watching mom or dad struggle to complete activities of daily living or other tasks can be heart-wrenching. Often, one parent may try to compensate by…

By Dian Brannen, 8:46 pm on January 12, 2015

  While some foods are easy on the digestive system and are known to promote deep and restful sleep, others can keep seniors up at night with various forms of discomfort. Most family caregivers know that caffeine should be limited at this stage of life, however, there are a number…

By Dian Brannen, 11:39 pm on January 5, 2015

A healthy and active lifestyle is vital for promoting neurological and cognitive health for individuals of all ages, but is especially important for the aging adult. By maintaining a balanced and nutrient-rich diet, and remaining socially active and physically fit, seniors and older adults can actively combat memory loss and…

By Dian Brannen, 8:00 am on December 29, 2014

Foods that are high in fiber have been known to have many healthy properties, but new research is suggesting that high-fiber foods may actually protect seniors and older adults against stroke. Today, Home Care Assistance, one of the top Lehigh Valley home care agencies, is going to share information from…

By Dian Brannen, 8:00 am on December 22, 2014

Although the holidays can be a time of joy for families, they can also be stressful for caregivers who may struggle with accomplishing everything on their to-do list. As a family caregiver, you already know the importance of asking for help and taking a break now and then; yet, there…

By Dian Brannen, 6:43 pm on December 15, 2014

A study published in Brain: A Journal of Neurology suggests that a moderate amount of exercise or physical activity may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Involving over 40,000 men and women who were free of Parkinson’s disease, the study took place for more than a decade, with about…

By Dian Brannen, 8:00 am on December 8, 2014

Caring for an ailing loved one can take a tremendous toll on a person’s physical and emotional well-being. It is vital for caregivers to make sure that they are always giving fair consideration to their own needs. Failing to do so not only puts your own health at risk, but…

By Dian Brannen, 8:00 am on November 24, 2014

Falling isn’t seen as a huge risk for most individuals, but for seniors, a fall could lead to serious injuries, broken or fractured bones and in some cases, complications from a fall may cause premature death. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the problem is…