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2018-11-30T14:54:53

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Pioneer Home Care Health Updates Can Feeding Your Brain Decrease Your Chances of Developing Alzheimer's? There are so many different diets today catering to many different people depending on their goals. The MIND diet focuses on eating “brain healthy” foods, like berries and green vegetables. There have been studies that find this kind of healthy eating shows a link between “brain healthy” eating and improved brain health. The MIND diet stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. (Yes, there are lots of acronyms.) What makes this diet better than any other “eat healthy” approach? Here’s an example: Most fruits are healthy for your heart but not for your brain in terms of cognitive performance. They aren’t bad for your brain, but they don’t appear to prevent dementia. So, what does boost your cognitive function? Experts say to focus on berries – especially blueberries. Leafy green vegetable are more beneficial to the cognitive part of brain than other vegetables. The MIND diet also recommends nuts, beans, whole grains, olive oil … and wine! The research may be motivating for this reason: In one particular study mentioned above, almost 1, 000 people kept a record of everything they ate for more than four years. The average age of those people was 81 years old. The people whose diet choices adhered closely to the MIND diet had a 53% reduced risk for developing Alzheimer’s. Remember, brain healthy foods can also help you in other ways. With talk of diet, also comes talk of exercise. It goes hand in hand, so it’s always important to keep an active lifestyle. Another recent study out of Sweden also suggests that physical activity will also lower your chances of developing Alzheimer’s. While more research and studies will continue on the subject, this is a promising start to help prevent a disease that does not have a cure. PIONEER HOME CARE Pioneer Home Care is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home assessment.
2018-09-12T07:16:33

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Pioneer Home Care Health Updates Common Age-Related Eye Diseases : A large portion of the baby boomer population is beginning to get older and develop age-related eye diseases. Millions are already struggling with an eye disease and about 25 million people over the age of 40 have cataracts while another 2.5 million suffer from glaucoma. It isn't uncommon for eye diseases to seemingly appear out of nowhere, so if you or your loved one develop one of these inconvenient conditions, Pioneer Home Care in-home senior care can provide help. Cataracts are the most common eye disease and, unfortunately, there is no cure. The only way to effectively treat cataracts is surgery. After an individual turns 40, clumps of protein can form in the lens of the eye and cause a cloudy look, leading to loss of vision that glasses and eyewear cannot correct. Glaucoma is another common age-related eye condition and the risk increases for those over age 45. Those who have a family history of the disease, are nearsighted or farsighted, have diabetes, get migraines or have low blood pressure are at even greater risk. Treatment for glaucoma includes using eye drops to lower pressure and surgery is sometimes used to create a better flow of fluid out of the eye. People between the ages of 40 and 54 should have an eye exam every 2 to 4 years while those ages 55 and up should schedule those annually or every two to three years. PIONEER HOME CARE Pioneer Home Care is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home assessment.
2018-07-07T14:50:50

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Pioneer Home Care Health Updates A Healthy Diet Could Protect Your Brain : We all know eating a healthy diet can have countless benefits on your health and well-being. But a new study now suggests an association between healthy eating and better brain function. Check out the study below to learn about how you can protect your aging brain just by changing what you eat! http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/07/23/healthy-diet-may-help-shield-the-aging-brain PIONEER HOME CARE Pioneer HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home assessment +91 9100 444 991.
2018-07-05T06:27:00

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Pioneer Home Care Health Updates 4 Tips For Preventing Breast Cancer: Although thousands of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the next year, there are things you can do that may decrease your chances of being one of them. While there may be no way to completely rule out your chances of developing breast cancer, there are some lifestyle changes you can make to help lower the risk. Make sure you're getting plenty of sleep each night. According to AARP, postmenopausal women who get less than six hours of sleep each night have double the chance of developing more aggressive breast cancer. If you're overweight, try dropping a few pounds. It's well known that women who are overweight have a greater chance of developing hormone receptor-positive breast cancer than those who are not. Just by being obese you increase your risk of breast cancer by 30 percent. According to the American Cancer Society, having more than one drink per day can up your chances of breast cancer. Even having two drinks a day can raise your odds by 21 percent and regular drinking in postmenopausal women will increase your risk of cancer by 19 percent. Exercise is a good way to help prevent breast cancer. Whether it's walking, working in the garden or cleaning the house, getting up and moving can result in a 30 percent reduced risk. PIONEER HOME CARE Pioneer HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home assessment +91 9100 444 991.
2018-06-07T06:07:03

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Pioneer Home Care Health Updates Green Tea offers seniors some amazing health benefits : Just because your hair may be a little gray and your joints a little creaky, it doesn't mean you have to give up the activities you love later in life. Elderly adults enjoying their golden years sometimes require at-home senior care services to maintain the lifestyle they enjoy, but there are some other all-natural methods to ensure greater health well into the final stages of your long and prosperous life. For example, a daily cup of green tea not only offers some powerful antioxidant protections but also promotes greater overall wellness in a variety of your bodily systems. According to the results of a recent study conducted by scientists from Japan's National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, the benefits of green tea are extensive, ranging from greater vascular and heart health to a lower risk of cancer and cognitive disorders. Researchers found that individuals who drank one cup of green tea daily were 20 percent less likely to suffer a stroke than those who did not. Additionally, these tea-drinking enthusiasts also demonstrated a 32 percent lower risk of cerebral hemorrhaging and were less likely to develop other chronic ailments ranging from cancer and cardiovascular disease. PIONEER HOME CARE Pioneer HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home assessment +91 9100 444 991.
2018-05-01T08:12:35

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Helping Seniors Celebrate the Holidays : The holidays are supposed to be a time for celebration and happiness, but for seniors who live independently, that may not always be the case. However, that's not to say that family members and senior care providers can take steps to help bring some holiday cheer to seniors who live by themselves. The most important thing is for family members to make sure to spend plenty of time with their elderly relatives. Of course, this is important during the rest of the year, but once the holidays roll around, why not spend time with them cooking or decorating? If this is the first year a senior relative has lived independently, whether due to the death of a spouse or if they moved to a nursing home, family caregivers may want to think about switching up traditions. For instance, if the holiday celebration was always at the senior's house, it may be a better idea to change locations, so your elderly relative can enjoy the benefits of the holidays without having to stress about hosting. While it can be difficult to include an elderly loved one in every aspect of holiday party planning, especially if they have issues with mobility or other health concerns, what is the most important is that they are with family members. PIONEER HOMECARE Pioneer HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home assessment +91 9100 444 991.
2018-04-03T13:21:41

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The Mystery of Sundowner's Syndrome : While the cause and cure are unknown, there is hope Just like everyone is different, there are also different forms of Alzheimers. One of the most difficult for loved ones to witness is Sundowner’s Syndrome. The name is a reflection of the confusion symptoms that appear or get worse during the transition between daylight and darkness, either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Your loved one may exhibit one or more of these symptoms: rapid mood swings, anger, crying, agitation, pacing, fear, depression, stubbornness, restlessness, and rocking. The more severe symptoms of sundowners syndrome include: hallucinations, hiding things, paranoia, violence, and wandering. In the case of potential wandering, it may be a good idea to have your loved one wear an identification bracelet and install a top door lock to keep them safe during unsupervised sleeping hours. The reason for the timeliness of this disease is a medical mystery. Some doctors believe it could be triggered by a days worth of sensory stimulation or caused by a change of hormones the night brings. Some even think it could be caused by the darkness and the feeling of not being able to see as well after the sun goes down. While there is no cure for this, there are some ways it can be made more manageable: * Let light in Light isn’t only assumed to help reduce the symptoms, but it is also proven to prevent depression. Keep rooms well lit and at bedtime, plug in a night light. *Control noise As you start to wind down after a long day, keep the TV, radio and other noisy distractions at a low volume. You don’t want your loved one to end a day full of stimulation with more stimulation. *Establish a routine Routines may help your loved one feel safe and secure by reducing the level of anxiety he or she feels. Also, keep the busier activities to the morning/afternoon. *Watch the diet Focus on feeding your loved one “brain healthy” food, as suggested in the MIND diet. Have them avoid eating or drinking anything with too much caffeine or sugar – especially later in the day or evening. Many professional caregivers are experienced with the range of symptoms associated with Sundowner’s Syndrome and are trained to deal with them appropriately. If your loved one is suffering from Sundowner’s Syndrome, visit our website @ www.pioneerhomecare.in more about a Pioneer HomeCare caregiver looking after the patient during those restless hours. PIONEER HOMECARE Pioneer HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home assessment +91 9100 444 991.
2018-03-16T08:39:12

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Breath Test for Heart Disease : Early diagnosis is often the key to effectively treating most healthy conditions, and new research from the Respiratory Institute at Cleveland Clinic found that a simple breath test might be able to accurately diagnose heart disease. While the study is still in its earliest stages, experts are hopeful the results could be a breakthrough in cardiovascular health management, Fox News reports. The findings were published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and are based on a small sample of subjects, but the results were certainly encouraging. Researchers determined that they were able to diagnose heart disease by analyzing the presence of volatile organic compounds in a subject's breath. The team says it has been able to diagnose the condition with almost perfect accuracy in its limited trial. "Every individual has a breath print that differentiates them from other people, depending on what's going on in their body, " study author Dr. Raed Dweik told Health Day. "And that print can tell us a lot about a person, what they've been exposed to and what disease they have." Implementing such a simple test could dramatically change the way healthcare providers address heart disease, something which could have a substantial impact on many people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 600, 000 people die from heart disease each year. PIONEER HOMECARE Pioneer HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home care assessment +91 9100 444 991.
2018-02-07T05:00:37

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Tips For Eating Well As You Age: Nutritious meals are important for keeping seniors healthy, and focusing on meal preparation can be a great way to eat well. As we age, our metabolic rates slow and many older people are not consuming foods and beverages that contain sufficient nutrients. This can lead to chronic fatigue, depression and a weakened immune system. Take a look at these quick tips for eating better and increasing your quality of life as you age. Eat "good" fats: Enjoy fatty foods that are healthy for you and rich in omega-3s. Foods like salmon, flax, avocado and walnuts are all great options. These healthy fats can help the body to fight heart disease by controlling "bad" LDL cholesterol levels and raising "good" HDL cholesterol levels. Make fiber a staple: Eating fiber has many benefits for the elderly, especially in the realm of digestion. Fiber can also keep you feeling full and help ward off chronic diseases. Foods like quinoa, veggies, fruits and whole grain cereals are packed with fiber. Vitamin D: Keep bones healthy and strong with foods containing vitamin D. Fortified foods like milk, eggs and cereal contain Vitamin D and vitamin D supplements are good ways to incorporate Vitamin D into your diet. As we age, the body cannot absorb as much calcium as it needs, so these extra vitamin D-rich foods will help seniors get the recommended amount. PIONEER HOMECARE Pioneer HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home care assessment +91 9100 444 991.
2018-02-02T13:34:20

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Six Simple Workouts for Seniors As we age, exercise becomes more important to stave off weakness and mobility issues. While many studies focus on keeping our minds sharp, we also need to continue to strengthen our bodies. Cardio works one of the most important muscles in our bodies: our heart. Strength training is not only helpful to keep our other muscles from getting smaller and weaker; it also helps to regulate glucose metabolism – which is great to try to counteract diabetes. Balance issues can be improved with regular stretching, even as little as five to 10 minutes a day. A loss of balance can lead to more falls. And if you haven’t heard this before, falls are the number one cause of injury among seniors, causing everything from cuts and bruises to hip fractures and head trauma. Don’t forget about the abs, which is also referred to as your core. You don’t need to have a six-pack. Weak abs can lead to back issues. Here's a list of recommended workouts for the senior set: 1. Cardio At least 30 minutes of moderate cardio exercise a day This includes brisk walking, running, swimming, biking, or exercise videos If you don't have time in your day for the full 30 minutes, try three 10 minute bouts of exercise throughout the day 2. Strength training Work those muscles twice a week for 30 to 45 minutes. Pushups (if you're a beginner, do them against a wall to start) Using a resistance band that is light weight and inexpensive Bicep curls and tricep extensions Modified squats and lunges that work many muscles at once 3. Flexibility training To start the day, try some head circles and stretching in the shower At the end of day, stretch calf muscles and hamstrings 4. Balance training You can do this standing in line at the grocery store Stand on one leg and see if you can let go of the shopping cart Hold for about 10 seconds Try standing on your tippy-toes and holding for a few seconds Balance should be done everyday — all you need is two to three minutes 5. Core training Try a few minutes of abdominal exercises Reverse curl while you're lying in back and pull your knees into you Hold for five seconds and release Start with ten reps a day and work your way higher Crunches are key — not full sit-ups — because some people can do more damage than good Keep back on the floor and don't go all the way up Concentrate so you can feel your abdominal wall contracting Before starting any new workout program, check with your doctor. PIONEER HOMECARE Pioneer HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home care assessment +91 9100 444 991.
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