Caregiver Stress During the Holidays

Caregiver Stress During the Holidays

The holidays can be a joyous yet particularly stressful time. This is especially true for those who care for elderly loved ones. Here are a few tips from FootPrints Homecare to help caregivers reduce stress this holiday season. Get perspective: It’s important to take...
Flu Season is Here

Flu Season is Here

Flu season appears out of nowhere each year. Being prepared for flu season is always a good idea, especially for people at a higher risk for more serious infections, such as seniors and those with underlying health issues. At FootPrints Home Care, we take the health...
Common Viruses Linked to Alzheimer’s

Common Viruses Linked to Alzheimer’s

Much is unknown about the origin of Alzheimer’s disease, but a recent study from Tufts University researchers has found that two common viruses may interact and cause Alzheimer’s. The virus that causes chickenpox and shingles (known as varicella-zoster virus) may...
Health Baselines

Health Baselines

As you age, it’s important to keep track of certain things related to your health to ensure you live a long, happy, healthy life and can live independently at home for many years. You can establish health baselines with your doctor as you approach retirement; that...
The Importance of Elders

The Importance of Elders

In most living creatures, their longevity is closely tied to reproduction. Life is about having offspring, and once that no longer happens, life usually ends. But not so with humans. Why? A recent research paper from the University of California – Santa Barbara says...

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