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CARING Connections August 2011

In This Issue


Fortify your Health with the Mind Platter         


Stuck in the Suburbs  


A Coffee a Day Keeps Alzheimer's Away?  


Video of the Month


Recipe of the Month




Coffee Health Benefits


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 Over 400 billion cups of coffee are drunk globally each year, so it's important to establish what impact coffee has on our health.  Watch video


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40 - Percent of caregivers who expect to contribute financially to the care of a family member.


83 - Percent who actually do.


Source: Genworth Financial


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RecipeVeggie Shishkabobs 
by Brenda Critell

 I am now being over-run with garden produce, and if you are in the same boat, here is a great way to use up some of those fresh vegetables in a most delicious way! 


Veggie Shishkabobs


They don't call it the dog days of August without reason! And because the risk of heat related problems increases with age, it is especially important to keep an eye on the seniors you know this month. Be sure to encourage fluids and avoid outdoor strenuous activities during the height of the afternoon. If you suspect overheating, a cool shower, cold cloth at the wrists and neck, and rest can work wonders. We hope you will find the articles in this month's newsletter informative and beneficial. In it we cover new reports and studies and celebrate the lives of seniors. Why not take a moment this month to celebrate the life of a cherished senior in your life as well?

Warm regards

The Team at Assisting Angels Home Care 



Fortify Your Brain with the Healthy Mind     Platter
Fortify your brain

Did you know that you can fortify your brain with mental nutrients? To help stave off the effects of aging on your brain, the Alzheimer's Reading Room and Dr. Daniel Siegel of the Mightsight Institute recommend a "platter" of seven essential mental activities to help optimize brain matter and stimulate overall wellbeing. The platter centers on different aspects of our mental lives, from focusing to connecting to sleeping.

For more information,read the article here.  

stuck Stuck in the Suburbs

stuck in the suburbs

A shocking and often overlooked statistic is just how many Americans 65 and older will be virtually stuck in communities with poor or non-existent public transportation - an estimated 15.5 million by 2015. With a rapid number of baby boomers choosing to age in place, many are finding themselves without proper access to transportation and unable to operate a vehicle, and with poor public transportation funding, U.S. cities are finding it hard to keep up.


The following article takes a look at this trend and ranks cities nationwide on their transit access, giving us a look at what we can expect by 2015.Click here to read more.


A Coffee a Day Keeps Alzheimer's Away?

Coffee a day

It's always good news to find out that something you love is also good for you. New research shows that an unidentified ingredient in caffeinated coffee can potentially protect coffee drinkers from Alzheimer's disease. The study shows that moderate coffee consumption decreases the production of beta-amyloid - the abnormal protein thought to cause Alzheimer's - in the brain


 Read more about this exciting discovery in this article  


Brenda Critell, President / CEO
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)
A native of Boise, Idaho and a 4th generation Idahoan. Brenda founded Assisting Angels Home Care in 2006.

Skip Critell, Executive Vice President Director of Operations for the Treasure Valley.

Sonya Harris


Sonya Harris, Client Care Coordinator

Provides quality client care and supervision of direct care services for the Treasure Valley.



About Assisting Angels Home Care  

Assisting Angels Home Care Partners, prides itself on being at the cutting edge of high quality services for the elderly who choose to remain at home in Idaho and is locally owned and operated by Brenda Critell. Assisting Angels encompasses life enrichment for the elderly and for the organization's exceptional caregivers. The Assisting Angels experience is about extraordinary, long-term relationships based on trust, consistency and a unique social model of aging and care.

Visit or call 208.344.7979 (Boise), or 208.733.2550 (Twin Falls) for more information.