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By Embrace In-Home Care, 7:00 am on September 26, 2022

Nerves have a protective covering known as the myelin sheath. For unknown reasons, multiple sclerosis (MS) damages the sheath and creates plaque-like lesions. When this occurs, the normal transmission between nerves becomes disrupted or short-circuited, similar to what might happen when the rubber coating on wiring deteriorates.  People with MS…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 8:00 am on September 12, 2022

Your senior loved one has reached the point where you know he or she needs help. Yet your loved one may refuse to listen to your concerns. Seniors who prize their independence may refuse to accept help out of sheer pride. Others may fear what could happen if people they…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on August 22, 2022

Some foods boost brain function, but others can cause memory loss and lead to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Family caregivers need to educate their aging loved ones about the importance of healthy eating and create a list of foods to avoid. Take a look at some of the most common…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 8:00 am on August 8, 2022

Seniors can experience balance issues as a result of preexisting medical conditions, side effects from prescription medications, and even psychological disorders. While balance issues in seniors aren’t unusual, they need to be addressed because they can lead to accidents and injuries. Here are several balance issues older adults commonly experience…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 7:00 am on July 25, 2022

High blood pressure can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke in seniors. While the risk of high blood pressure may be greater in those with family histories of hypertension, other things such as lifestyle factors can also play a role. Here are five things that can raise your…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on July 11, 2022

Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder that can impact almost every facet of a senior’s life. Luckily, seniors can do quite a bit to minimize the symptoms and enhance their overall quality of life as long as they come up with a comprehensive treatment plan. Here’s a closer look at the…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on June 27, 2022

Aging is a part of life, and it can cause significant changes to the organs, tissues, and cells, affecting the way the body functions. Although aging cannot be stopped, the process can be slowed down when seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips your senior loved one can…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on June 13, 2022

Aggression is a behavior most people don’t encounter often in life. However, family caregivers sometimes find themselves on the receiving end of their senior loved ones’ anger. Seniors with dementia may lash out for a variety of reasons, and your loved one’s actions could cause one or both of you…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on May 23, 2022

Diet is important for seniors with Alzheimer’s, since proper nutrition may offset neurological changes going on in the brain. However, meeting nutritional requirements is sometimes challenging for older adults who have cognitive decline coupled with other age-related issues. Here’s what to keep in mind as you put together a meal…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on May 9, 2022

Whether you help your senior loved one with errands a few hours after work each day or provide around-the-clock care in your own home, being a family caregiver can be an overwhelming and stressful responsibility. If you experience feelings of guilt, anxiety, or stress related to your role as a…