5 Ways to Improve Memory and Cognitive Function During the Autumn Season

There's a lot to love about the autumn season in Northern California. Autumn brings cooler temperatures, bright foliage, and fun outdoor activities that people of all ages can enjoy. Whether you're a senior or a home caregiver, autumn also brings lots of opportunities to boost memory and cognitive function while enjoying the season's benefits. As we age, cognitive disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer's Disease become real concerns. Being proactive with preserving memory and cognitive function is important for slowing down or even preventing the symptoms of these disorders. Different types of dementia require different types of treatment. Although there is no cure, there are many things y

Recovering from an Illness or Injury? Here's How a Home Caregiver Can Help

Recovering from an illness or injury isn't always a quick, straightforward process. In some cases, it might take weeks or months until you feel like yourself again. During that time, it may be hard to continue doing everything you used to do before your illness or injury. Running errands, taking care of the house, cooking meals — all the little demands of life take energy and strength that you might not have as you focus on recovery. If you're concerned about how you or a loved one will manage day-to-day responsibilities while getting over a bout of poor health, home care services might be an ideal solution. Home caregiving allows you or your loved one to stay in a familiar, comforting envir

Ways Seniors and Home Caregivers Can Prepare for Natural Disasters in California

California is a beautiful place to live, but it also has more than its share of natural disasters. Earthquakes, wildfires, droughts, and floods are all common in California. It's very important for seniors and home caregivers to know what to do if the worst-case scenario happens. Seniors are especially at risk in many emergencies. Seniors who use wheelchairs or walkers may have trouble getting to safety if they need to evacuate, and those with dementia or other cognitive impairments may have a difficult time following directions or staying safe. Seniors who take medications or rely on medical equipment also need to take special precautions to ensure they'll be okay if a natural disaster stri

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