Cancer Care at Home: Eating Right and Staying Healthy

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After a cancer diagnosis, it is extremely important to focus on eating right during and after treatment. Nutrition is especially important because cancer and the treatments for it can affect your appetite and your body’s ability to tolerate certain foods and absorb nutrients. At Visiting Angels of Fremont and Sunnyvale, we know how important it is to eat right and … Read More

Chemo 101: Understanding Chemotherapy

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If you or a loved one is battling cancer, then chemotherapy may be the suggested treatment by doctors. You and your loved one will most likely have a lot of questions and concerns. Following is some basic information on chemotherapy to assist with your cancer treatment questions. Chemotherapy is a common treatment used to fight cancer. It is often used … Read More

Tips on Supporting a Loved One with Cancer

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Are you supporting a loved one at home who is battling or recovering from cancer? Treatment for cancer can be extremely difficult physically and mentally. Visiting Angels of Fremont and Sunnyvale has a few tips for caregivers on how to support your loved one during this difficult time. Avoid the “everything will be all right” attitude but be sure to … Read More

How Socialization Can Actually Improve Memory

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As we discussed in our last blog, staying social helps improve our physical health in a variety of ways. As if that wasn’t incentive enough to avoid isolation, socialization also benefits us cognitively. Just a few of the many studies outlining positive results include: The American Journal of Psychiatric Health published a study that showed social support helps protect against … Read More

Startling Link Between Socialization and Health

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There’s nothing like the warm feeling of spending time with a close friend or family member, and there’s no question that a friendly visit with a loved one can boost your mood and morale. But surprisingly, socialization – or lack of it – can also impact our physical health. Staying Social Reduces Risk of Disability A Rush University Medical Center … Read More

4 Ways Social Media Benefits Seniors

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The world has certainly gotten smaller since the advent of the Internet, and it’s easier than ever before to stay connected with friends and family at a distance. For seniors who may be homebound or experiencing periods of isolation, tapping into online resources like Facebook, Twitter, and Skype can provide a breath of new life and social engagement, and have … Read More

Protect Seniors from Isolation Through In-Home Care

Everyone needs a little time to get away from it all, to be alone with our thoughts or to settle in with a good book. But when that alone time becomes excessive, we become at risk for social isolation – an all too common occurrence as we age. And its effects are more detrimental than you may realize, with the … Read More

Safety Tips for Post-Stroke Care

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Recovering physically and emotionally from a stroke is challenging. On top of that, there may be concerns with what were once the simplest of functions and everyday tasks that now present new challenges and hazards, resulting in many stroke survivors suffering falls or other injuries. However, according to the National Stroke Association, there are several ways to make the home … Read More

5 Steps You Can Take Today to Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

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We all know the importance of eating right and getting plenty of exercise – in fact, we hear it so often, we may become immune to how critical a healthy lifestyle really is. The American Stroke Association shares a particular slant to healthy living: making good lifestyle choices can actually reduce your chance of developing a stroke. In particular: Control … Read More

How Does a Stroke Affect the Brain?

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The effects of a stroke can be catastrophic, as we shared in our last blog. The brain is complex, with different areas controlling different aspects of our body functions, so the area of the brain affected by the stroke will determine what after-effects are experienced. Although each individual experiences unique complications from a stroke, the American Stroke Association shares the … Read More