Senate Provides Increase in Alzheimer’s Funding

Alzheimer's research got a big boost last week when the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a 60% increase in federal funding for Alzheimer's research.  Alzheimer's has no known prevention, cure or method to slow its progress.  This additional funding, approximately $350,000,000, is slated to go toward research with the goal of effectively treating Alzheimer's by 2025. [...]

By | June 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elderly Are More Susceptible To Heat

With the forecast for Northern Nevada including temperatures exceeding 100 degrees in the coming week, it is a good idea to review heat related illness symptoms and ways to stay healthy in hot weather.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) publishes a document to help us avoid heat related illness. Elderly people (that is, people [...]

By | June 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

Caregiving Tips: Strategies for Success From Alzheimer's Foundation of America Educate yourself about the disease. Read books, attend workshops and consult with healthcare professionals.  Avoid caregiver burnout. Make time for yourself. Join caregiver support groups and discussion boards. Pursue interests beyond your caregiving role, such as exercise, hobbies, journaling and art. Learn caregiving techniques. Key areas [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tablets Help Elderly

Elderly commonly find it hard to operate in the digital world.  Most electronic devices require specific knowledge and dexterity to operate.  Smart phones are small, hard to read, and very difficult to operate for many of our seniors.  Computers require keyboard and mouse interaction along with skills and knowledge that seniors can find difficult.  According [...]

By | June 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Mommy Care

Are you or a loved one expecting?  Did you know that Heartrock Care provides New Mommy Care?  We are here for you!  Having a baby is a very exciting and life changing event for any family.  Our highly trained caregivers are ready to care for the new mommy while the new mommy bonds with her [...]

By | June 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Senior Strong!

Harriette Thompson who is 92 years and 65 days old became the oldest woman to complete a marathon over the weekend when she finished the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego.  Ms. Thompson, a classically trained pianist, played piano pieces in her mind during the 7 hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds it took [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments