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How to Reverse Cognitive Decline in early Alzheimer’s Disease

A guest article by Dr. Rammohan Rao PhD, CAS, Research Associate Professor at The Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, CA.  An infection-fighting protein that helped our human ancestors is now a major genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in 21st century America. The protein, called…

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Assisted Living or Home Care? Choosing the Right Care Path

Deciding whether home care or assisted living is the best choice for you or your loved one requires a great deal of research and reflection. To help you get started we’ve put together five key questions to guide you. Where do I feel comfortable? Let’s start with some basic definitions.…

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Hospital Discharge Checklist: 10 Things to Consider

A trip to the hospital, especially if it is unexpected, can be overwhelming for you and your family. As you and your medical team focus on your treatment while in the hospital, you may not be thinking about what happens when it’s time to go home. However, your transition out…

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Five Self-Care Tips for the Sandwich Generation

It’s so common for middle age adults to be taking on the physical, financial, and/or emotional care of both their parents and their children that it has its own term, the Sandwich Generation. According to PEW Research, 47% of adults in their 40’s and 50’s find themselves pinched between two…

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The Healing Power of Laughter: How Clowning Helps Patients with Dementia

Written by Dr. Amnon Raviv. This article originally appeared in Rhoda Goldman Plaza’s monthly publication The Olive Press. Medical clowning has been primarily identified with working with children in pediatrics wards in hospitals. But over the past decade, more and more medical clowns have been working with adults and with…

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Learn the Six Steps to Aging In Place Gracefully

Studies show that 90% of older adults say they wish to stay in their homes as they age. If you are one of them it’s time to make a plan for aging in place! Here are six steps you can take to set yourself up to age in place: Complete…

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70 Strong: New Sequoia Healthcare District Initiative Helps Seniors Stay Connected

This article was written by our friends at Peninsula Family Service. Senior social isolation increases the risk of mortality; it affects the mental and physical well-being and leads to risky health behaviors. As we prepare for a growing population of older adults, Peninsula Family Service in partnership with the Sequoia…

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Seniors at Home Partners with Lyft to Provide Safe Rides for Seniors

Having the independence to plan our own schedules, visit friends, and engage with our community makes life sweet and fulfilling – especially as we age. That’s why Seniors At Home is pleased to announce that we have partnered with popular ride sharing service Lyft to provide safe rides for seniors and their…

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Beating the Odds with Home Care: Max’s Story

After battling disease and major surgery, Max is beating the odds and living independently at home with the help of his Seniors At Home caregiver, Patricia. Watch Max’s story to see how home care can make all the difference. Watch Max’s story: Each year, Seniors At Home’s compassionate and highly…

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Why We Need to Face Our Own Mortality to Care for Others

This article was written by Redwing Keyssar, RN, Author, and Director of Palliative Care at Seniors At Home.  “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Teilhard de Chardin “Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but…

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