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Add these foods to your summe meal plans



Food For Thought

Ah summer—an amazing time of year when fresh produce abounds. Many of summer’s fruits and vegetables are brimming with secret health benefits. Here are four particularly good food and beverage choices in the summer—as reported on in EatingWell Magazine.   Nothing says summer like fresh sweet corn. Did you know that two antioxidants—lutein and zeaxanthin—in corn may act like natural sunglasses, helping to form macular pigment that filters out some of the sun’s damaging rays?

Tickle Your Funny Bone

Everyone loves a good laugh. If you're in this category try reading Getting Old Ain’t for Wimps, by Karen O'Connor. It’s chockful of inspirations and stories to warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.

In the chapter entitled: They Say the Darndest Things, you’ll find the following short story. Mary Beth observed her sister-in-law showing pictures of herself when she was young to her granddaughter Audrey. The two enjoyed leafing though the album that displayed Grandma from birth to adulthood.

Fall Back - Time Change

Iam sure you have noticed that our daylight hours are getting shorter and shorter. Tonight I observed that it was turning dusk at about 7:30PM. I also noticed that I began to yawn, and I believe that my energy level decreased too. It couldn't be time to go to bed already, could it?

Later I spoke with my friend who is a dementia expert and she said, imagine what it must be like for some with dementia. She went on to say that often, as the seasons change and daylight hours grow shorter caregivers may notice an increase in  sundowning in the person for whom they provide care.

About VA Benefits

First, let me say thank you to all those individuals who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. 

I have both a grateful heart and much respect for Veteran's and their families. At SCS we proudly serve Veteran's and seek out ways to better educate individuals about benefits to which they may be entitled. To that end, I am posting the following information made available at Agingcare.com which is an outstanding resource for elder care and services. 

Applying for Veterans Benefits Can Be Confusing for Caregivers

April is National Parkinson's Month

As we round the corner on the last week of April, I would like to encourage readers to continue to learn more about Parkinson's disease.  Since April is National Parkinson's Month several of you have come forward with interesting questions.

Let the dialogue continue long after April is over, as well as yoursupport of those organizations who provide much needed information, services and research to better understand this disease and eradicate it. 

Parkinson's disease or Parkinson's-like symptoms have affected my family, many of our clients at Senior Concierge Services and their families.