Locally owned in-home care agency serving seniors in Northern KY and the Cincinnati Area

Locally owned in-home care agency serving seniors in Northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati Area

Locally owned in-home care agency serving seniors in Northern KY and the Cincinnati Area

The Right Way to Age at Home

The Right Way to Age at Home

Resources (Blog)

Tips for Healthy Aging from Connecting Hearts

Water droplet bouncing up into a heart shape from lake surface

Hydrate to Health

Our society is chronically dehydrated Fact: 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.  Dehydration is a much more serious issue than people realize. At Connecting Hearts we want to raise your awareness of this issue so that you can make a more educated choice on how you can properly care for your health and hydration in …

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looking out front windshield driving down highway through trees

Older Drivers, Are You Safe on the Road?

Why are the elderly at a higher risk of getting in an accident while driving? When is it a good time to stop driving?  No one wants to lose their freedom, and driving is a form of independence and freedom that allows you to come and go at your leisure. However, as a senior there are …

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What is Dementia?

Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a term used to describe a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills that is severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform every day tasks. There is often no known cause. Nothing can ‘diagnose’ dementia and there is …

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Senior woman fallen on floor

Dehydration Increases Fall Risk

What does dehydration have to do with seniors being at a higher risk of falling? Well, it is quite simple actually. One of the main symptoms of dehydration is muddled thinking, dizziness, cramping, and headaches. Dehydration affects one’s coordination and for seniors, their coordination is already challenged by age. When dehydration is added to the …

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Dehydration: The Silent Deficiency

Symptoms of Dehydration in Elderly People Look Like Dementia

Could there be a link between dehydration and dementia? Depression? And other illnesses? The brain is 75% water!   Symptoms of dehydration When a senior is mildly dehydrated they will experience symptoms such as: Tiredness, sleepiness, laziness, fatigue, lack of energy Confusion Forgetfulness Difficulty concentrating Difficulty making decisions Dizziness and/or light-headedness Irritability and/or agitation Headaches …

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Musical notes healing the brain

The Healing Sounds of Music

I sit, next to the radio, hearing music pouring through the speakers… as songs touch my heart and open me up to feel.  We each have our own individual experience with music, but it is the oldest tradition that has strongly lasted through the ages. For as long as man has been able to sing …

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The Hand Perfect Germ Farm (germ monsters on hands)

Clean Hands Save Lives

We have heard it a thousand times, “Wash your hands.”  As a child, I refused to wash my hands, it was my way of being rebellious. Frequent hand washing, however, is key to avoid getting sick and spreading illnesses to others. This becomes even more important when working around the elderly. Their immune systems are …

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Senior woman stretching and breathing with eyes closed

Free Anti-Aging Technique: Deep Breathing

How often do you think about breathing? Have you ever put your awareness on your breath? Where does it go? What does it feel like? Is it easy or hard? If you’re thinking, “Why do I need to think about breathing? That’s the one thing I don’t have to worry about.”  Then I invite you …

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