Respite care is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members. Respite might be for a day, a week, or just a few hours. Most family caregivers need a break from time to time to take care of themselves and enjoy life. All home care agencies provide some form…

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Still looking for that perfect gift for your loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease. This is a great article from Caring.com that offers suggestions and ideas for those specific gifts that can help someone that is suffering from this horrible disease. Enjoy this article and if your family needs help with elder care, contact At Your…

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Depression: Not a Normal Part of Aging Although depression is common among older people, it’s not an inevitable part of aging. Elder Care Houston: Depression strikes more frequently among seniors than other population groups, but there are a few steps you can take to lower your risk. Try these six steps: Prepare for major life…

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A Profile of Older Americans: 2010 Elder Care in Houston The older population (65+) numbered 39.6 million in 2009, an increase of 4.3 million or 12.5% since 1999. The number of Americans aged 45-64 – who will reach 65 over the next two decades – increased by 26% during this decade. Over one in every…

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Positive Attitude Extends Life by Nancy Shohet West One day after taking my two children to visit an elderly neighbor, I asked them to imagine what it must be like to be his age. “Frustrating,” said my son. “He can’t walk fast or ride a bike or do sports. So he’s probably not having much…

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October is National Depression Education Awareness Month by Lu Ann Presser, Dorothy Love Retirement Community Major depression affects an estimated 19 million American adults every year. Nearly twice as many women as men suffer from depression. It affects the young and elderly alike and can go unnoticed, especially in our elderly who do not have…

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Elder Care Houston: October is World Blindness Awareness Month Don’t Lose Sight of Your Eye Health American Academy of Ophthalmology Reminds Americans of the Importance of Regular Eye Exams During World Blindness Awareness Month For many people, good vision means good eye health but that may not always be the case. Regular eye exams can…

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October Is Organize Your Medical Information Month: Are You Prepared For An Emergency? By LTC Expert Publications Along with other observances this month, we want to share something that benefits our elder care clients, loved ones and friends. When it comes to your medications and dosage, allergies, or life threatening challenges to a medical professional,…

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