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The Benefits of Listening to Music for Seniors with Arthritis in McKinney, TX
The Benefits of Listening to Music for Seniors with Arthritis in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on October 20, 2016

Many scientific studies revealed that listening to music is more than just a pleasant pastime. McKinney live-in caregivers believe that the activity can also enhance personal health. The latest research indicates that music can also serve as a means of pain management for seniors that have arthritis.  Brain Response Researcher Robert Zatorre from McGill University explains that listening to appealing music stimulates the pleasure center of the brain, which comes to life when we eat a rewarding meal or engage in an enjoyable activity. When that area of the brain becomes triggered, cells release the feel good hormone dopamine along with pain relieving endorphins. This is one way that music…

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5 Books Family Caregivers Should Read in Allen, TX
5 Books Family Caregivers Should Read in Allen, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on October 13, 2016

Being a family caregiver can be rewarding, but it is also wrought with challenges. Allen caregivers often forget about their own health while focusing on caring for their senior loved ones. If you’re caring for a loved one, these books can be an invaluable resource, remind you to take a moment for yourself, show you that you are not alone and guide you towards resources you may need in order to provide the best possible care for your loved one. 1. When the Voiceless Sing by Christine Sotmary This book is a compilation of stories and experiences from other family caregivers. This book will show you that you are not…

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How To Know When Elders Need In-Home Care in MicKinney, TX
How To Know When Elders Need In-Home Care in MicKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on October 6, 2016

As your elderly loved one ages, he or she may face challenges that make it difficult to live alone. Though it may be unpleasant to bring up the necessity for assistance, McKinney home care providers can help seniors retain a sense of independence while still giving them the care they need. Here are a few signs that it may be time for your family to start looking into hiring an in-home care provider for your elderly loved one. Decrease in Personal Hygiene When your senior loved one becomes incapable of regularly showering, dressing, eating, and grooming due to physical or mental illness or injury, it is time for him or…

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