Monthly Archives: February 2019

26 02, 2019

End of Life Care

By |2019-02-26T15:36:06+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

One of the most challenging moments for any family is when a family member is diagnosed with a limited life expectancy. There are many decisions to be made, including where the loved one will be spending his or her final days. In most situations, in-home care can provide a solace and comfort that inpatient care can’t. [...]

24 02, 2019

A future cure for Parkinson’s?

By |2019-02-24T15:35:32+00:00February 24th, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

New research examines the potential of stem cell therapy in the replacement of damaged neurons in Parkinson's disease. The authors say that stem cells could "provide superior treatment, possibly using different types of cells to treat different symptoms" of Parkinson's. Parkinson's disease affects around half a million people in the United States, and the number is [...]

21 02, 2019

Music as Therapy?

By |2019-02-21T18:36:12+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

For our whole lives, music plays a part in shaping our moods, creating our memories, and forming milestones as we grow. It should come as no surprise to find that music can have a beneficial role as we age, too. Over the years, doctors have been recommending music therapy for the increasing senior population, especially for [...]

13 02, 2019

The Importance of Control For Seniors

By |2019-02-13T15:19:13+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

This new study from North Carolina State University dives into how important it is for senior adults to feel in control of their lives: What determines how much control seniors feel they have over their lives? New research offers some answers. "We found that sleep, mood and stress are all important factors in determining a sense [...]

4 02, 2019

Engaging with Elder Relatives

By |2019-02-04T19:02:14+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

When families visit with elder relatives, it can occasionally feel awkward or stilted because there may not be much in the way of current events to discuss. However, if you treat each visit like an educational experience for your kids (and yourself), you may find that you look forward to every trip! Asking grandparents and great-grandparents, [...]