Archive for November, 2011

Try these 10 easy and interesting activities for those with dementia…

November 8th, 2011 No Comments

We all like to be busy in some form or another. In a person with dementia, especially, engaging activities promote a positive state of well-being. They are happier when doing something productive, which makes the caregiver’s job much more pleasant as well. At www.ThisCaringHome.com, they’ve compiled a list of 10 activities to try, such as listening to their favorite music (and singing along), looking through old photo albums, taking a short walk, and more. Read the article at http://bit.ly/w0Sekq. 

At Visiting Angels, our certified home health aides can help family caregivers implement these activities. Call the home care NJ experts today at 609-883-8188!

Check out our latest “Angel Home Care News” e-newsletter…

November 3rd, 2011 No Comments

Our November issue of the Angel Home Care News is ready for viewing! In this issue, read about Alzheimer’s Screening Day, diabetes awareness, cool gadgets (a purse that doubles as a digital photo frame!), and some really funny senior humor. Don’t miss it! Read Angel Home Care News today!

Are you and your home prepared for winter? Read these tips to help…

November 2nd, 2011 No Comments

Last weekend in New Jersey, winter arrived early! Many of us found ourselves unprepared for the blast of winter weather which left many without power for hours and even days. How prepared were you? Did you have fresh batteries, were your candles easy to find, were your snow shovels accessible? Did you check on your senior parents and neighbors to make sure they were prepared? With this brief window between now and the official start of winter, take the time to go through a checklist. Be prepared! Read Visiting Angels’ co-founder, Jeffrey Johnson’s article/checklist by visiting http://bit.ly/uJR8GR.

Be happy and you may live 35 percent longer…

November 1st, 2011 No Comments

A new British study by National Academy of Sciences discovered that seniors aged 52-79 who reported feeling happy reduced their risk of dying by 35%, as compared to those who reported feeling less happy. Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology at University of Califorinia, Riverside, commented, “The fact that positive emotions in one day predicted survival is pretty amazing.” Read the full story by going to http://on.wltx.com/sniqkx.