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By Marius Butas, 5:32 pm on January 20, 2014

Parkinson’s patients frequently have trouble sleeping, which can be attributed to several different causes. If you provide care for an aging parent or grandparent with Parkinson’s, it is important to understand the types of sleep disturbances, as well as their causes to ensure that a full nights rest is attained. Home Care Assistance of Mesa, AZ explores the relationship between Parkinson’s and sleep and presents a few tips on how to cope with commonly associated sleep problems. Common Types of Sleep Disturbances Those with Parkinson’s may experience disrupted sleep due to muscle stiffness and other uncomfortable symptoms associated with their health condition. The stress that accompanies Parkinson’s may also lead to insomnia and vivid dreams that may lead to early waking or unstable sleeping patterns. When sleep problems continue, senior…

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By Marius Butas, 8:00 am on January 3, 2014

As a leading provider of Mesa, Home Care  Assistance , we are familiar with the growing number of seniors in need of Alzheimer’s care. While there is no way to completely prevent the onset of the disease, there are a handful of ways to reduce the likelihood of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Participate in Regular Exercise Studies show that participating in a regular exercise regimen reduces the risk of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis by almost 50 percent! The increased physical activity boosts chemicals in the brain that offset the natural decline of brain connections which occur as we age. Opt for 30 minutes of activity, such as walking or swimming, around 4 times a week. Keep Your Brain Active Challenging the brain lessens the chance of developing Alzheimer’s by helping to preserve…

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By Marius Butas, 8:00 am on December 20, 2013

With 2014 on the horizon, many people are taking the final days of the month to make resolutions for the coming year. Unfortunately, the New Year is known to bring out a variety of health and fitness resolutions that don’t last more than a few weeks. As a result, Home Care Assistance of Mesa, AZ wanted to offer a few senior health resolutions that are not only achievable, but easy to stick to! One resolution that all seniors can easily make for the upcoming year is to have an annual eye exam. Most optometrists and ophthalmologists recommend annual eye exams for seniors whether they wear corrective lenses or not. An annual eye exam can detect subtle changes in the vision, ensuring any potential problems are corrected before they grow into…

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