Lorenzo Meija

The Caring Corner: Can Chocolate Be a Cure for Dementia?

Can Chocolate Be a Cure for Dementia? Don’t you love it when something you love is also good for you?   That may just be the case with chocolate. A new pill released in the UK is made entirely out of chocolate.  It contains flavanols extracted from cocoa that lower cholesterol and improve blood flow.   Research has demonstrated that flavanols assist in the manufacture of nitric oxide, which in turn, encourages the walls of the arteries to relax.   This means better flow of oxygen and nutrients to the body which helps keep your brain healthy, reducing your chance for dementia....

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The Caring Corner: Will Medicare Pay for Home Care?

Will Medicare Pay for Home Care? So often we get calls from folks who ask if Medicare will pay for home care visits.  They had a friend who was recovering from hip surgery and nursing assistants came to her home, compliments of Medicare. While yes, Medicare will pay for home care visits, it only does so on a limited basis and normally only after a medical event.  In the case of hip surgery, for example, they might pay for two or three bath visits per week, each lasting possibly 45 minutes.  And the visits will only last for a...

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The Caring Corner: Seven Early Signs of Dementia

Seven Early Signs of Dementia It’s a question that we all ask at some point after we hit 50.  I just forgot something… is it dementia? With age, it is normal to occasionally forget some things.  Our brains are like file cabinets:  the older we get, the more stuff we have filed away.  And the more we have filed away, the easier it is to misplace something or take a long time to find it. It’s not normal, however, to do this regularly.  The following is a list of symptoms that indicate you might be experiencing more than normal...

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The Caring Corner: What To Do After An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with any illness is scary no matter what it is, but being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can be worse because you will lose your memory. It is often shocking to deal with the the inevitable changes that will take place. Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease can be especially difficult because as the disease progresses, you will no longer be able to recognize family members, feed yourself, walk, or even button a button. There is no cure and your time becomes very precious. How do you prepare to yourself as the disease progresses? These are a few tips to help you play for your future.

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