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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.
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.
Pioneer Homecare Health Talk: Diabetes, often known as diabetes mellitus is a disease where your pancreas does not produce enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone that will convert the food in our body, mainly sugar and starches into energy that is needed in order to function normally. It is a serious and life-long disease. There are three types of Diabetes known to man today.
The Most Important Nutrients for Seniors: Proper nutrition is important at any age, but for seniors it can play an even bigger role in overall health. Including the right foods in an older adult's diet is a critical aspect of senior care, because not getting the right nutrients can not only make it difficult to manage certain chronic conditions, but it also may put seniors at a greater risk for fatigue and other maladies. Meal preparation is often a cornerstone of senior care, and there are a few things that should be taken into consideration when crafting a senior's healthy diet. Perhaps most importantly, caregivers should make a point to limit the sodium content of their patients' food. Keeping sodium content low will help seniors manage their blood pressure, which is often one of the greatest risk factors for cardiovascular conditions such as heart disease and stroke. To avoid high-sodium foods, caregivers should focus on fruits and vegetables. It's also important for seniors to eat nutrient-dense foods. Some of the best nutrients include calcium, vitamin D and potassium, but omega-3 fatty acids may offer the most benefits. Commonly found in fish, but also present in kidney beans, flaxseed and spinach, the nutrient has been tied to everything from better heart health to improved cognitive function. Eating the right foods is key to senior health for many reasons. According to the National Institutes of Health, a healthy diet will provide seniors with more energy and help them stave off diseases. 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. For more info about our services Visit us at: www.pioneerhomecare.in
Knee Replacement Surgery Can Lead to Weight Gain: Artificial knees have helped seniors treat osteoarthritis and other similar conditions, but new research suggests it's important to remain active after the procedure. A study recently published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research found that knee replacement surgery is closely tied to weight gain, Reuters reports. The research analyzed the medical records of nearly 1, 000 patients from the Mayo Clinic. The team found that 30 percent of those who had the procedure gained approximately 5 percent of their body weight in the five years after surgery. Experts hope the findings are a clear message to patients and senior care providers to place an emphasis on staying active after surgery. "We need to encourage patients to take advantage of their ability to function better and get them to take on a more active lifestyle, " Joseph Zeni, a physical therapy professor at the University of Delaware, told Reuters. The weeks after knee replacement surgery are crucial, and it's up to both patients and those providing home care to ensure the treatment is as successful as possible. Surgeons will offer strict orders on what to follow in terms of diet, while physical therapists will provide advice on exercises. According to the Mayo Clinic, the therapy usually starts off with a graduated walking program before resuming normal household activities. Additionally, leg strengthening exercises performed several times a day can avoid the common weight gain and help seniors quickly get back to normal. 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.
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.
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