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Useful Things to Know About Memory Loss & Alzheimer’s in McKinney, TX
Useful Things to Know About Memory Loss & Alzheimer’s in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on June 27, 2019

Severe memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease are closely tied to one another, but there are many misconceptions about this progressive disorder and its symptoms. If you have an aging loved one who has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you need to research this disease as much as possible. Here’s a…

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Therapeutic Activities for an Elderly Parent with Parkinson’s in McKinney, TX
Therapeutic Activities for an Elderly Parent with Parkinson’s in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on June 20, 2019

The neurodegenerative disease known as Parkinson’s affects areas of the brain responsible for how older adults perform daily tasks. As the disease progresses, the lives of seniors and their loved ones can grow more challenging. The therapies mentioned below, along with standard treatment and healthy choices, can boost your elderly…

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Which Food to Serve My Elderly Parent After a Stroke in McKinney, TX
Which Food to Serve My Elderly Parent After a Stroke in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on June 13, 2019

After a stroke, the brain must undergo neurogenesis to generate new neurons. The process also involves neuroplasticity, which includes creating new pathways between the neurons to enhance communication between the cells. Along with physical therapy, diet plays an important role in recovery. There are many healthy foods that should be…

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Hospital Readmission
Hospital Readmission
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on June 6, 2019

If your senior loved one is hospitalized, preexisting conditions, medications, and lifestyle factors can raise the risk for readmission. Through education, hospital readmissions can be reduced. Here are some ways education can reduce hospital readmissions so seniors can spend more time at home. Explain Infection Symptoms Hospital-acquired infections are common…

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How Can You Increase Home Safety for Your Older Parent in McKinney, TX
How Can You Increase Home Safety for Your Older Parent in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 30, 2019

Your senior loved one’s safety at home should always be a priority. As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, you can expect that your loved one will need help adjusting the home environment to meet his or her needs for safety. These tips can help you protect your loved one from harm and…

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Is Aging in Place Alone Safe for Older Adults in McKinney, TX
Is Aging in Place Alone Safe for Older Adults in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 23, 2019

Loss of independence is a major concern for many seniors. While living independently for as long as they can may seem desirable for most aging adults, there may come a time when this isn’t feasible. Here are four ways to tell if it’s unsafe for your elderly parent to live…

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Helping a Senior Parent Maintain Physical Fitness in McKinney, TX
Helping a Senior Parent Maintain Physical Fitness in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 16, 2019

Aging brings physical changes that impact physical fitness. However, staying physically fit is essential for living a long and happy life. Now that your senior loved one is older, you can use these strategies to help him or her maintain a healthy fitness level. 1. Address New Injuries Few things…

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Does Spending Time Outside Increase Cognitive Health in Aging Adults in McKinney, TX
Does Spending Time Outside Increase Cognitive Health in Aging Adults in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on May 9, 2019

Spending time outside is known to increase emotional wellbeing, and recent studies have shown that kids who get recess time outdoors tend to do better in school. However, people sometimes forget those same benefits can also help seniors who need to do everything they can to increase their cognitive functioning….

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Healthcare Reimbursement Penalty [Infographic]
Healthcare Reimbursement Penalty [Infographic]
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on April 29, 2019

There was once a time when business owners could reimburse their employees tax-free when they had individual insurance policies, but this is no longer the case. As a leading provider of senior in-home care, the staff at McKinney Home Care Assistance believed it was important to keep our clients informed…

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Tips to Reduce Stress in Older Adults in McKinney, TX
Tips to Reduce Stress in Older Adults in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on April 25, 2019

Stress levels in seniors can escalate as a result of current medical conditions, money worries, loneliness, and depression. It’s important that the source of stress be identified so an effective treatment plan can be implemented. Here are five tips for lowering stress in your senior loved one. 1. Promote Socialization…

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