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  • alzheimer's care options

Alzheimer’s Care Options for Seniors: Long-Term Care Plan

By |2020-03-13T20:03:30+00:00November 30th, 2019|

Believe me when I say everyone has a hard time addressing the topic of future long-term care plans with an aging loved one recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, or any other stages of dementia or types of dementia. Ever since you can remember, your parents have taken on the responsibility of raising you and taking care [...]

What are the Different Types of Dementia?

By |2020-03-10T22:44:46+00:00November 28th, 2019|

One of the most common questions patients and their loved ones ask is: What are the different types of dementia? Dementia causes problems with a person's memory, thinking, and ability to reason properly. Dementia occurs when parts of the brain, which are in charge of how we learn and retain information, holding our memories and [...]

How To Prepare for Mid-Stage & Late-Stage Alzheimer’s Care

By |2020-06-04T17:34:41+00:00November 26th, 2019|

The fact of the matter is: planning for mid-stage, and late-stage Alzheimer's care is usually the furthest thing from your mind when a loved one is first diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and memory problems.   Before you can plan for the progression and future care of this Alzheimer's, you must tend to your loved one [...]

Music Therapy in Dementia Care – Music & Memory

By |2020-06-14T20:44:49+00:00November 24th, 2019|

Whether you're 80 or 8 years old, music is a universal language that people of any age can relate to and enjoy. Music is not only influential on many levels, but its value reaches far beyond mere listening, especially in those that suffer from memory impairment. Most everyone enjoys music, but does listening to [...]

  • stages of memory loss

Stages of Memory Loss & How Dementia Evolves

By |2020-03-11T16:32:34+00:00November 22nd, 2019|

Care Requirements by Stage As we mentioned before, at the first diagnosis of dementia, the patient often times will not require any care assistance and will be able to live independently. However, as their dementia progresses, care will eventually be needed. In fact, by the time a patient reaches middle-stage to late-stage dementia, they will [...]

Regular Home Care vs. Dementia Home Care: What’s the Difference?

By |2020-03-11T16:33:44+00:00November 21st, 2019|

As we age, extra assistance is often required in order to continue living independently, or in the comfort of our own homes.  So, what about aging adults who suffer from dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease? Are there options regarding home care for dementia patients? And, how does regular home care differ from dementia home care? [...]

Stimulating Activities for Dementia Patients | Top 10 Dementia Activities

By |2020-05-26T17:56:30+00:00November 6th, 2019|

Did you know: Patients with dementia disease commonly withdraw from activities they once loved and spending time with friends and family. These dementia patients must maintain their interests and relationships because it has been shown to reduce the effects that dementia causes, such as memory problems or cognitive impairment. By participating in hobbies and social [...]

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What’s the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

By |2020-06-03T20:21:46+00:00November 5th, 2019|

Many people are confused about the differences between Dementia and Alzheimer's disease, as both are related to memory disorders and age-related memory loss. Many people believe the two mean the same thing – they're often assumed to be synonymous. However, the two words mean two different things. Dementia is a general term for the progressive [...]

Breast Cancer in Seniors | Breast Cancer Treatment in the Elderly

By |2020-04-30T19:55:52+00:00November 2nd, 2019|

Breast cancer in seniors is a highly potent disease that will only be eradicated if women follow the recommended regular mammogram schedule - this is critically important, as 98% of breast cancer is successfully treated when detected early. On that same note, it’s important to remember that breast cancer risk increases significantly with age, and [...]

Identity Theft Protection for Seniors | Senior Identity Theft

By |2020-04-21T19:43:22+00:00October 28th, 2019|

Learn more about how you can help your loved ones with in home care. Regardless of age, we are all at risk of becoming a victim of identity theft - but senior citizens are at a particularly higher risk. According to the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging, older Americans lose $3 billion dollars a year [...]