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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 4. Issue 7

This month’s newsletter celebrates the beginning of fall and says goodbye to summer. Featured articles include several different topics of concern that affect baby boomers and seniors alike. We explore caregiver stress and the impact it has on middle-aged women, tips on how to broach the topics of “downsizing” with your parents or loved and cutting-edge research showing a correlation between music therapy and improvement in overall quality of life among cancer survivors. We also honor the Caregiver of the Month, Sonia Amahagwu, of Home Care Assistance of Ontario.
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 4. Issue 6

This month’s newsletter discusses the safest and most effective exercise equipment for seniors to stay healthy and injury free as well as the importance of staying hydrated, especially for older adults. You will learn why those age 65 years and older have the highest risk of dehydration. Further, we examine a startling report published by the AARP that details the financial, physical and emotional toll that caring for a family member takes on caregivers. Dr. Kathy Johnson sheds light on this issue and offers several tips on the best ways to avoid the stress and burnout associated with caring for a loved one.
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 4. Issue 5

This month’s newsletter contains information to help better your quality of life and increase your lifespan. Featured articles include tell-tale signs to help you determine whether a loved one may need assistance and the solutions that will help your loved one overcome these difficulties to better improve their health and well-being. We also discuss ways in which you can prepare yourself for certain natural disasters. In addition, as we get older, it is important to ensure that your eyesight remains focused. This is why we offer a few tips on how you can maintain their sharpness. Finally, we introduce you to Shelly Lucas, our Caregiver of the Year. Her commitment, empathy and sensitivity for others are a true inspiration.
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 4. Issue 4

With Senior Health and Fitness Day on May 25th, this month’s newsletter features healthy eating and exercising tips. You will read about the latest caloric guidelines from the National Institute on Aging, dietary guidelines from the US Department on Agriculture as well as the best time to exercise. We also take a look at how eating healthy and regular fitness routines can boost your memory. This month's caregiver spotlight highlights Shyni Skowronski from Home Care Assistance of Seattle for her exceptional work and unbridled compassion for others.
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 4. Issue 3

Simple lifestyle adjustments, like eating healthier and staying active, can have a positive and long-term impact on your health. With numbers increasing among those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia worldwide, this month's newsletter will provide you with several key lifestyle changes to protect your brainpower as well as how storytelling or adopting a pet can improve your health.
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 4. Issue 2

Springtime is here! The sun is shining and so are our caregivers. In this issue, we celebrate one employee whose care and compassion have impacted her client more than words can express. We also take a look at how laughter combined with exercise is the best medicine and why seniors are turning to social media more now than ever before.
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 4. Issue 1

With the new year, comes exciting research and progress in the health and home care related fields. The annual Consumer Electronics show features more than just iPods. Learn why one of Google’s co-founders has pledged his time and money to Parkinson’s research, and see how caregiver intervention can truly aid those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 3. Issue 10

The holidays are officially upon us! In this issue you will find the top seven travel tips for traveling with a senior during the holiday season. Read on to find additional suggestions for providing the proper care to a senior and for coping with the loss of a loved one.
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 3. Issue 9

Fall is flying by and the fact that we are already into the month of November is slightly startling (where does the time go?), yet exciting! November kicks off not only the holiday season but also National Home and Hospice Month with National Home Aide Week from the 14th to the 20th. As both are central to our passion for senior care, it is a wonderful time to recognize and show appreciation for all the caregivers in your life.
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 3. Issue 8

This month’s newsletter sheds light on a number of important issues affecting the aging population. With September being National Cholesterol Awareness Month, Dr. Kathy Johnson discusses ways to lower cholesterol to live a healthier life. Read on for exciting interviews with Lily Sarafan, COO, by The San Francisco Examiner and The Washington Examiner.
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 3. Issue 7

In this issue we introduce our first Letter from the Editor! Dr. Kathy Johnson discusses what you can expect to find in the current newsletter, including recent Azheimer’s research and alternative treatments. We also explain how obesity is affecting women’s memory and brain function.
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 3. Issue 6

Although there is not a cure for cancer, we take a look ways to live an anti-cancer lifestyle. This issue also provides information for boomers on staying financially stable as they age and examines recent studies that link coffee with Alzheimer’s. Additionally, this newsletter features our 2010 International Caregiver of the Year, Ms. June “Zoe” Kelly.
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 3. Issue 5

It is no secret that exercise is an important part of staying healthy. This issue examines why any and all activity matters. Read on for a list of symptoms of caregiver burnout as well as important tips on how to avoid it. We also announce the arrival of the iPad its senior-friendly capabilities.
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 3. Issue 4

Included in this issue is a guide to depression medications for seniors. We share some traveling tips for seniors on the go, including investing in portable luggage and traveling during the off-season.  Take a look at AMA’s older driver safety guide and share the tips with a loved one.  
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 3. Issue 3

If you eat less, will you live longer? This issue explores the theory and practice of calorie restriction. Additionally, we bring light to Pu-erh tea and its’ ability to lower cholesterol, among other healthy characteristics.
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 3. Issue 2

Plenty of exercise and eating right are integral in living a long and healthy life. This issue highlights the importance of regular exercise and lists 10 super snacks that will improve your health. We also have an exciting announcement regarding Home Care Assistance, so read on to find out what it is!
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CareNotes:The Home Care Newsletter Vol 3. Issue 1

Happy 2010 from Home Care Assistance! New Year’s resolutions are notoriously hard to keep, so we wanted to share with you the top ten Balanced Care Method New Year’s Resolutions that you can keep. We also have tips for eating healthy in the winter, which include a hefty serving of fresh fruits and vegetables that are seasonally delicious!
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CareNotes: The Home Care Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 9

This issue includes tips and advice for a happy holiday season. To help alleviate the stress that is sometimes associated with this time of the year, we share great gift-giving ideas for seniors and provide information on battling the “holiday blues”.
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CareNotes: The Home Care Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 8

This issue features the final installment about the Balanced Care Method and discusses how social ties, calmness and a sense of purpose are all central to healthy living. We also share ten tips for happy senior holidays, including creating new memories and avoiding exhaustion.

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CareNotes: The Home Care Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 7

In this issue is our “Sharp Minds” section, which seeks to catch dementia, Alzheimer’s and other memory deficiencies early on.  It follows the “Physical Activity” portion from last month’s issue, and reiterates that keeping full mental awareness requires engaging activities, proper nutrition and rewarding physical movement.
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CareNotes: The Home Care Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 6

In this issue, you will read about the “Physical Activity” portion of our recently unveiled care giving system, the Balanced Care Method. Based on a study of seniors from Okinawa, Japan, the Balanced Care Method can help you decide which activities fit best for your lifestyle, from regular walking sessions and group activities, to maintaining social ties and beloved hobbies.

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CareNotes: The Home Care Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 5

In this issue, read about our exciting, newly introduced caregiver training system, the Balanced Care Method. This includes an in-depth look at Okinawan centenarians and the ways in which Home Care Assistance uses the findings to increase the health and longevity of seniors we care for.
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CareNotes: The Home Care Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 4

In this issue, we take a look at the latest research on strokes, causes and how to spot symptoms a loved one may have had one. Plus, Read More. to find out the seven nutrition-packed foods that can provide a number of healthy ingredients many seniors lack in their daily diet.
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CareNotes: The Home Care Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 3

In this issue, we examine the housing crisis and its effects on in-home senior care. We also take a look at several studies that suggest companionship is essential to brain function and health, not just happiness.
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