Dementia Care Improved with Music

Music has been shown in many studies to help people suffering for ailments and disease.  In a program featured on NPR's Marketplace, M.U.S.I.C Project in San Antonio, Texas brings music to those suffering from dementia.  The results are very positive!  The music is hand picked by loved ones and placed onto donated iPods.  The music [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Decoration Day

This weekend for most of us is a three day weekend which has become known to many as the unofficial start to summer.  Many families will celebrate the long weekend with outdoor events and gatherings.  Monday is a national holiday now called Memorial Day, but did you know that it began as Decoration Day in [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lower Sodium Intake Equals Lower Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association this week issued a statement verifying the risks of excessive sodium in our diet.  They along with leading scientist are debunking myths surrounding sodium and salt and the health impacts.  The scientist still believe that excessive sodium in our diets leads to high blood pressure and ultimately heart disease.  Heart disease impacts seniors more than any other [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Family & Unpaid Caregivers Suffer Emotionally, Physically & Financially

A recent study published this week on JAMA Internal Medicine online shows the struggles of those family members and friends who provide care for seniors.  The study, led by Jennifer L. Wolff, Ph.D. of John Hopkins, focused on 1,739 non-professional caregivers caring for 1,171 people.  These caregivers provided varying degrees of care from substantial assistance to [...]

By | February 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exercise May Reduce Brain Shrinkage

A recent report on CNN.com gives us yet another reason to stay active.  The report based on research performed by Nicole Spartano from the Boston University School of Medicine claims that those who stay active and have good physical condition around the age of 40 are likely to have less brain shrinkage later in life. [...]

By | February 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reno / Tahoe Senior Games

Staying active is very important to keep your good health as you age.  The City of Reno provides an excellent, fun event to encourage seniors to stay active with the Reno/Tahoe Senior Games.  The Reno/Tahoe Senior Games is a program dedicated to promoting and implementing fitness programs and activities for people over 50.  The games [...]

By | January 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Physical Activity Helps Dementia

Many of us make New Year's resolutions to be more active in the new year.  This common resolution can be very beneficial to those with dementia.  An active lifestyle promotes better physical and mental health and can improve the quality of life for those in each stage of dementia.  This may not mean going to [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy New Year!

All of us at Heartrock Care wish you and your loved ones a fantastic 2016!

By | January 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is a Loved One Walking Slower?

Have you noticed a loved one walking slower? This could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s! According to a recent study conducted by a group of French researchers led by Natalia del Campo PhD, the reduction of speed of one’s gait below normal levels is closely related to the amount of plaques which can negatively [...]

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

Does Parkinson’s Have a Smell?

A woman began to notice a change in her husband's smell.  A smell she described as "musky".  The smell continued and her husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease some six years after she began to notice the difference in his smell.  Her husband ultimately succumb to the disease.  Following his passing she became involved in [...]

By | October 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments