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

Opening Ceremony – Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month and Washoe County Senior Services is holding an Opening Ceremony on May 1st from 9 am to 1 pm at 1155 East 9th Street, Building E in Reno.  The event will feature an information fair, entertainment, speakers, special lunch menu and dessert table.  Come join Heartrock Care to kickoff the [...]

By | April 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Does Dementia Stop Consent?

In a very sad case, an Iowa state politician in his late seventies finds himself going on trial today for raping is wife.  Henry Rayhons and his wife were both beyond seventy when they married having both been widowed.  She later suffered from dementia leading to her being placed into a care facility.  Her children [...]

By | April 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Laughing Can Help You Live Longer

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says that the simple act of laughing can help improve our health.  Research has shown that laughing lowers stress hormones and reduces sugar levels in your blood stream.  Even fake laughing has benefits!  Hey, it's the Monday following Easter, everyone is probably a little tired and maybe even grumpy.  Conscientiously focus [...]

By | April 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments