May is Older Americans Month!

May is Older Americans Month and there are many activities and events planned to celebrate!  Come out and join Heartrock Care at the Older Americans Month Info Fair as part of the Opening Ceremonies at Washoe County Senior Services Center at 1155 E 9th Street from 9 am to 1 pm on Friday, May 1, [...]

By | April 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Aging Makes Us Happier!

The images that are portrayed in the media and sometimes our own perceptions of the elderly lead us to believe that as we age we get more and more unhappy; however, a study published last month from the University of Buffalo tells a different tale.  The study completed by Michael Poulin showed that as we [...]

By | April 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Normal Age Related Memory Loss or Something More?

How can we know if forgetting someone's name or a phone number is just normal age related memory loss or an indication of a serious problem?  A newly published booklet, available at the National Institute of Aging, provides insight on what is normal in memory loss and what should cause concern.  The booklet also covers [...]

By | April 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get Out For a Walk

Walking just might be the best form of exercise for seniors.  It is certainly the easiest activity to participate in and it is free.  All you need is a good pair of sneakers and a safe route to walk.  Walking can strengthen muscles, help prevent weight gain, and lower risks of a number of ailments [...]

By | April 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alzheimer’s Cause and Cure?

Researchers have been focused on the plaques and tangles which appear in the brain of those with Alzheimer's without much success, but in a new study from Duke University a potential cause has been identified.  The results of the study published in the Journal of Neuroscience point to Arginine, a common amino acid found in [...]

By | April 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Live to 100 or Beyond

Centenarians, those 100 years of age and older, have some simple tips on how to join their exclusive club.  Do you want to live to 100 or beyond?  If so, put these tips to use everyday and you'll have a good shot: 1.  Don't stress  2.  Get your sleep  3.  Do something mentally and physically [...]

By | April 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Video Messages Help Those With Dementia

In what is believed to be the first program of its type, a care facility in New York State has begun asking loved ones to provide video messages to help comfort those with dementia.  Doctors believe that audio and visual cues may help calm dementia sufferers helping them feel more comfortable with their current condition [...]

By | April 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brain Foods

Foods that are good for you are certainly not a new thing.  How about brain foods?  What are the best brain foods?  Eggplant tops the list because it is very high in antioxidants and has been shown to reduce memory loss.  Dark chocolate, being high in flavonols, has been shown to provide immediate increases in [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can Hearing Loss Add to Dementia?

Hearing loss has long been thought to be a normal part of aging.  In a recent study conducted by John Hopkins and the National Institute of Aging, hearing loss appears to increase the rate of dementia.  The loss of hearing has a direct, negative impact on brain tissue.  The study showed, via annual MRI, that [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Long Term Care?

Long term care comes in many forms, yet most people think only of care facilities when thinking of long term care.  Heartrock Care provides a number of care options to keep you or your loved one in their home.  Our services cover companion care, homemaker services, transportation, respite and personal care.  This video from the [...]

By | April 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments