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Regular Exercise Could Improve Your Memory

Posted: 1/18/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Several studies done over the last ten years have contributed evidence to a very simple premise; regular exercise is tied to improved memory. By measuring how active a person is and comparing it to the number of errors the made on a range of cognitive tests over time, researchers found that people who were in better cardio-vascular health were more likely to have better memories as they age. "...

How To Be an Effective Caregiver - Ten Common Traits

Posted: 1/6/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

While being a caregiver for a loved one comes with a multitude of responsibilities, worries and frustrations, the rewards of improving the quality of their life can bring happiness and satisfaction as well. Effective caregivers share many characteristics, they learn and grow as they become more comfortable with their care giving role and they realize that no one can be perfect all of the time. ...

Join Us For a Free Seminar on “Winter Walker and Cane Safety”

Posted: 12/30/2013 5:04 PM by Interim HealthCare

The seminar will be conducted by Interim Healthcare, one of the largest home healthcare agencies in the country. Interim Healthcare has an office at Maple Suites. The seminar will include how to maneuver your canes and walkers on winter ice and snow, how to prevent falls, how to strengthen your body to withstand a fall and precautions to take during winter to minimize your risk of falling.

Making a Difference to Seniors over the Holidays

Posted: 12/18/2013 10:57 AM by Interim HealthCare

Spread some holiday cheer to seniors who live alone and don't have family. Helping seniors to contribute is also a great way to boost their spirits, perhaps you can help them to donate to charities or a food bank. An example would be delivering toys to Toys for Tots for them or delivering canned goods to a Food Pantry on their behalf. Often, seniors just want someone to listen and help them to...

Healthy Holiday Eating- Senior Care Tips

Posted: 12/9/2013 4:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

We've all done it - you know, justifying that extra serving of cornbread stuffing or another slice of pumpkin pie because it's the holidays. We know it's not good for us, but we figure our New Year's resolution of weight loss and exercise will take care of the few extra calories in the long term. Those of us who are caring for seniors have to remember that this cycle can cause problems for peop...

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