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Organization tips for Palo Alto seniors receiving dementia care

Organization tips for Palo Alto seniors receiving dementia care

When you don’t know where things are in the home, it’s easy to get frustrated or to forget what you have. Most Palo Alto adults can understand what it’s like to lose car keys or something essential and then frantically turn the house upside-down looking for it. For seniors with memory issues and / or receiving dementia care, the struggle is real.

Palo Alto seniors and Alzheimers care during the holidays

Palo Alto seniors and Alzheimers care during the holidays

Aww, thanks…you remembered me! Nothing quite says “I love you” like getting a gift from that special someone at Christmas. Yes, the holidays are a fun time of year, but it can be quite hectic and overwhelming with all the presents to buy and people to remember. And, for Palo Alto seniors with Alzheimers care needs, gift-giving can be even more difficult.

Palo Alto disability care rocks! Fun activities for seniors to enjoy

Palo Alto disability care rocks! Fun activities for seniors to enjoy

Life in Palo Alto is more fun when you have things to look forward to. Whether it’s meeting with a family member for an early morning walk, going for a coffee and bagel at a local spot or simply taking time to read a good book, there’s just something wonderful about looking forward to activities “just because.” For those receiving disability care, life can still be fun and exciting…it just may take a little extra work.

Dementia care and power outages: Protecting Palo Alto seniors

Dementia care and power outages: Protecting Palo Alto seniors

Back in the old days, fires provided light, heat and an energy source for cooking food. They also could protect humans out in the wild from potential predators. Without fire, life was more difficult. Today, we don’t depend on fire in the same way, but we definitely harness electricity to accomplish many of those same tasks. There’s a reason power outages are called “blackouts”! During the next power outage, check on your fellow Palo Alto seniors…all seniors (including those with dementia care or other memory care needs) are vulnerable.

Exercise tips and tricks: Helping Palo Alto seniors receiving disability care to stay healthy

Exercise tips and tricks: Helping Palo Alto seniors receiving disability care to stay healthy

Young people put a high premium on exercise and on staying fit as it enables one to live life more abundantly and enjoy so many adventures. Plus, exercise can take so many forms…biking, running, weightlifting, climbing, swimming and more! But, have you considered the fact that your Palo Alto senior receiving disability care needs exercise too?

Cancer care outings for Palo Alto seniors: Enjoying the great outdoors

Cancer care outings for Palo Alto seniors: Enjoying the great outdoors

One of the great benefits of living in Palo Alto, California is the wonderful climate. It’s not always perfect weather, but there are many opportunities to enjoy fun in the sun. If your senior is facing the sorrow and struggles of cancer, consider hiring a cancer care aide to help carry the responsibilities. With a cancer care team, your senior can benefit from medication reminders and in home care, but also can have additional support in enjoying activities and life outside the home.

Tech Solutions for Seniors Receiving Alzheimer's Care in Palo Alto

Tech Solutions for Seniors Receiving Alzheimers Care in Palo Alto

Smartphones are a ubiquitous part of today’s world. If you don’t have a smartphone, you definitely miss out on many benefits offered by the portable “computer” device, such as GPS map assistance, camera technologies and the wealth of apps and communication possibilities. You may not immediately think of your aging parent when you think of a smartphone, but if your Palo Alto senior is receiving Alzheimers care, technology could just help him or her more than you realize.

Meal Planning is key to proper Diabetes Care for Palo Alto seniors

The tinkling music of the ice cream truck in summer is truly a wonderful sound.  Even from an early age, we are trained to believe that sugar and junk food are a good thing…a necessary part of life.  But a lifestyle of unhealthy eating can lead to diabetes.  NuevaCare’s team of caregivers offering diabetes care for Palo Alto seniors can help you and your aging parent deal with the realities of proper daily nutrition. Being diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t mean that your Palo Alto senior can’t enjoy eating.  It doesn’t mean that he or she can never eat sugar.  It simply means that careful choices and planning must be made when buying for and preparing meals.  And diabetes care from NuevaCare can take the pressure and...