By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on September 9, 2015

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can range from mild to severe and affect a senior’s cognitive functioning. While most cases of TBI are not life threatening, even a mild case can lead to long-term changes that can affect a senior’s ability to live independently. Since TBI often occurs due to an…

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on August 26, 2015

Vaccines can have many benefits for seniors who want to avoid serious illnesses such as the flu and pneumonia. Yet, it is important to know that certain immunizations are no longer helpful or safe for those over a certain age or who have underlying health conditions. Here are a few…

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on August 19, 2015

If your senior loved one isn’t experiencing adequate relief from current medications or simply wants to supplement his or her current psoriasis treatment, there are a few natural remedies that may help. As a leading provider of home care in Palm Desert, we’ve compiled a few tried and true suggestions….

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on August 12, 2015

Although most fermented foods are a required taste, consuming fermented foods offers a wealth of health benefits, especially for seniors. Read on for five of the best fermented foods, present by Palm Desert Home Care Assistance.  1. Kefir Kefir is similar to yogurt, however, it contains more gut-friendly bacteria. Kefir…

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on August 5, 2015

Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia cause confusion and disorientation that can sometimes lead to wandering. If you provide home care in Palm Desert for an aging loved one, losing track of him or her is likely one of your greatest fears. Consider one of the following tracking devices that…

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 29, 2015

Although most seniors who have Parkinson’s follow a routine medication regimen and perhaps some kind of physical therapy schedule, many PD patients are looking into alternative treatments. If you’re senior loved one is interested in finding natural solutions for his or her symptoms, here are a few supplements to consider….

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 22, 2015

Recovering from a stroke can be strenuous, and it takes effort and support to get through many of the challenges presented during recovery. If you’re caring for a stroke survivor, here are seven tips you can share with him or her that will help make their recovery more successful. Acceptance…

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 15, 2015

Caregiving can seem like a thankless job, especially for dementia or Alzheimer’s caregivers who see first hand the effects of degenerative brain diseases that impact cognitive functioning, communication skills and personality. There are, however, a number of significant benefits you can gain by shouldering these responsibilities. Recognizing these benefits will…

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 8, 2015

Many elderly individuals struggle with either falling asleep or remaining asleep throughout the night. In general, these sleep issues are recognized as insomnia. To treat insomnia, several types of treatment may be used. The most common treatment is the use of sleep aids. Are Sleep Aids Safe for the Elderly?…

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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 6, 2015

Considerable research has been done to determine the factors which enable some adults to live longer, happier and healthier lives than others. While there is no single explanation, there is one place on earth that has been called the ideal place for aging: Okinawa, Japan. Okinawa is an island in…

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