What Seniors Need to Know about Coronavirus

By |2020-04-01T19:50:13+00:00April 1st, 2020|

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, you may be wondering how you can protect yourself. The virus has spread from China and is considered a worldwide pandemic. There are hundreds of reported cases of the infection every day. This may sound scary, but there are ways to protect yourself. Seniors have more severe symptoms [...]

Nursing Interventions for Home Care

By |2022-04-06T17:36:58+00:00December 26th, 2019|

Learn more about how you can help your loved ones with in-home care. Interventions save lives. Nurse intervention is considered the backbone of home care. The term "nursing intervention" describes any type of action a nurse performs to improve their patients' comfort and overall health. Those who are considering the advancement [...]

How To Find Memory Care Near Me?

By |2020-03-11T16:13:12+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an average of 7 in 10 adults over the age of 65 will require long-term care at some point in their lives. Another statistic reads that 68% of older adults in residential care or nursing homes have some degree of cognitive impairment. With those facts [...]

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 & 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 [...]

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 [...]