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Senior Events in Montgomery
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on August 16, 2018

On Friday, August 10th, Montgomery Home Care Assistance participated in the Memory Café event at Whole Foods in Eastchase. This was a chance for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers to come enjoy a fun and informative event. From Stephanie Calvert with Dementia Friendly Alabama: “We had a…

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Top 6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout in Montgomery, AL
Top 6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on August 13, 2018

Before you take on the role of family caregiver, you should understand the positive and negative aspects of the job. You could become exhausted physically and mentally, leading to a poor quality of life. Here are some of the common signs of caregiver burnout and ways you can address them….

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Montgomery Home Care Assistance participated in the 16th Annual Alzheimer’s Professional & Family Caregiver Conference at Frazer UMC
Montgomery Home Care Assistance participated in the 16th Annual Alzheimer’s Professional & Family Caregiver Conference at Frazer UMC
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on August 9, 2018

On Friday August 3rd, Montgomery Home Care Assistance participated in the 16th Annual Alzheimer’s Professional & Family Caregiver Conference at Frazer UMC. This event is a chance for caregivers in the community, professional or otherwise, to come out and learn about new research and other useful information related to Alzheimer’s disease…

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Simple Exercises for Older Adults in Montgomery, AL
Simple Exercises for Older Adults in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on August 6, 2018

Maintaining a consistent exercise routine can keep older adults healthy and independent and prevent illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. To get your senior loved one moving, here are five easy exercise options that can greatly benefit his or her mental and physical health. 1. Squats Doing squats makes…

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8 Nutritious Foods Seniors Should Eat in Montgomery, AL
8 Nutritious Foods Seniors Should Eat in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on July 23, 2018

Seniors require fewer calories now than when they were younger, which means the foods they eat need to be filled with nutritious benefits. Choosing foods with certain nutrients can keep your loved one satisfied and prevent many health conditions common among the elderly. Encourage your loved one to include the…

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Major Differences Between Alzheimer's and Dementia in Montgomery, AL
Major Differences Between Alzheimer's and Dementia in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on July 9, 2018

Many people don’t understand the distinction between Alzheimer’s and dementia. While some believe the two terms are synonymous, dementia refers to several neurodegenerative disorders, while Alzheimer’s refers to a specific disorder. This can be a source of confusion for seniors and their caregivers. Keep reading to find out more about…

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6 Foods That Raise a Senior's Risk of Diabetes in Montgomery, AL
6 Foods That Raise a Senior's Risk of Diabetes in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on June 25, 2018

Diabetes affects many people each year, including seniors. Aging adults are at higher risk of developing diabetes due to inactivity and poor eating habits. Here are some of the foods older adults should avoid eating to decrease their risk of developing diabetes.  1. Cakes, Donuts, and Cookies  Sweet treats lack…

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National Senior Health and Wellness Day
National Senior Health and Wellness Day
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on June 13, 2018

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 was National Senior Health and Wellness Day. The Gardens of Waterford held a “Health Is Wealth” event in honor of the day. They had Mrs. Jennings from the Alabama Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Physical Activity Dept. come in and talk about Go, Slow, and Whoa foods. Mr….

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Understanding the Common Signs of Stroke in Montgomery, AL
Understanding the Common Signs of Stroke in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on June 11, 2018

Seniors who have strokes are at risk of ending up with serious damage to the brain and other issues. Family caregivers should be familiar with the common signs of a stroke that can occur. Knowing what to do in this situation is also important.  The FAST Acronym  The FAST acronym…

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Questions to Ask a Home Care Agency in Montgomery, AL
Questions to Ask a Home Care Agency in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on May 28, 2018

No matter how much time and energy you are willing to devote to your senior loved one’s wellbeing, there will most likely come a point when you need to consider professional assistance. An experienced caregiver can socialize with your loved one and help with daily chores and errands. Here is…

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