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The Importance of Person-Centered Home Care

For adult children of aging parents who who have taken on the primary role of caregiver, this role can sometimes lead to burnout.  Adult children often have many other responsibilities to attend to such as raising children and working full-time.  This is where person-centered home care can step in and help. What is person-centered home […]

Posted on July 12, 2017

Causes of Confusion and Memory Loss

Many people assume that confusion and memory loss in older adults is associated with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. However, confusion and memory loss can actually be caused by other seemingly unrelated conditions. This is especially true for seniors. A few other causes for confusion and memory loss are: Urinary Tract Infections – UTIs can cause cognitive-behavioral […]

Posted on June 29, 2017

Alzheimer’s Association The Longest Day

The longest day of the year is fast approaching. With more minutes of sunlight than any other day of the year, why not spend it doing something you love and giving back to the community? During this year’s summer solstice, join up with the Alzheimer’s Association to raise awareness, generate funds for care and support services, […]

Posted on June 15, 2017

Positive Daily Affirmations for Seniors

Daily affirmations nurture a positive attitude. They can be as simple as speaking blessings over your life, your relationships and even your body for physical health. They can be spoken aloud, or written out every day and posted in an area where they will be seen, such as on the bathroom mirror. Here are some examples of effective daily affirmations: […]

Posted on May 19, 2017

How to Help Seniors Transition from Active to Physically Impaired

Helping a senior loved one transition from an active lifestyle to a physically impaired lifestyle can be challenging. They have lived independently for a lifetime, so this is a major change which often represents a blow to their pride. Physical activity reduces stress, and losing access to a coping mechanism during a stressful time doesn’t […]

Posted on May 9, 2017

Successful Aging: Boost your memory through movement

Cypress’ Certified Senior Advisor, Laurie Fox, was featured in the Glendale Star on May 4, 2017.  Fox is a certified memory trainer who was trained through Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.  She offered some helpful tips for boosting memory through movement including talking with your hands and arms.  Check out some of her other helpful tips. Successful […]

Posted on May 8, 2017

Tips for Keeping an Active Mind While You Age

For people who are mindful of aging, and especially for those at risk for dementia, preventative steps provide hope and a sense of empowerment. Even patients diagnosed with dementia, whether young or old, benefit from mental exercises. Here are some ways to keep your mind active and healthy: Be a Life-Long Learner There seems to […]

Posted on April 23, 2017

Avoiding Health Risks Associated with Senior Isolation

In the perfect world, the “Golden Years” would be satisfying and enjoyable, and for many seniors, they are. Unfortunately, in our imperfect world, some seniors live lonely, isolated lives. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 13 million, people, 65 and older, lived alone in 2015. While we know that […]

Posted on April 11, 2017

Questions Before Choosing Home Care Services

Home care appeals to individuals and their family members because clients are able to remain in familiar, meaningful surroundings instead of relocating to assisted living or hospice centers. Many companies offer home care service, and choosing one to entrust with your loved one’s care and personal property is understandably daunting. It’s important to ask the […]

Posted on March 25, 2017