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Home Care Tips for Dementia Obstacles

Seniors with dementia face many obstacles that make daily life difficult. Here are some simple tips to help them over those hurdles and lighten their loads. Use bright colors: Seniors with dementia often have difficulty visually distinguishing objects. For example, lightly colored food — grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, etc. — blends together on their plate. […]

Helping a Loved One with Memory Loss

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When we finally realize a good friend or family member is suffering from significant memory loss, we naturally want to step in and help.  Determining the best way to help is often a tough puzzle to solve.  No one taught us how to care for someone with memory loss.  Caring for someone who has dementia […]

Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Moments of forgetfulness can plague all ages.  If these brief lapses come with a scare over your mental health, you are not alone.  The harsh reality of Alzheimer Disease is enough to make anyone concerned about their risk.   Given 1 in 10 people aged 65 or older have the disease, according to the 2017 […]

Brain Boosting Habits to Keep Us Sharp

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Our brain and our muscles are impacted by age in a similar fashion.  The older we get, the weaker and smaller our muscles become.  Tasks which were once easy, now require a little more effort to complete.  Age has a similar impact to our brain. Below are five ways we can give our brain a […]

Changes to Our Brain as We Age

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It should come as no surprise to hear that our brain is the most complex organ in our body.  After all, it serves as the command center for our entire nervous system.  Yet most scientists agree that we have only a minimal understanding of our brain’s complexity. One area science has allowed us to explore […]

Seven Stages of Alzheimer’s

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Not everyone will experience the same symptoms or progress at the same rate. This seven-stage framework is based on a system developed by Barry Reisberg, M.D., clinical director of the New York University School of Medicine’s Silberstein Aging and Dementia Research Center. Stage 1:  No impairment (normal function) The person does not experience any memory problems. […]

Stimulating Ideas For Spring

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What a spring we have had!  The range of weather conditions during the spring months can offer interesting conversations, memories, familiar music & hands-on activities for you and your loved ones.   Many seniors with dementia may enjoy relating experiences with thunderstorms as children do – their fears of thunder & lightening, playing in the […]

20 Reasons Home Care Pays

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  Many have speculated about the greatest legacy of the 20th century. In my view, it is the gift of longevity. Augustus Caesar, credited for the first studies of life expectancy, found the average Roman lived to be 33 years of age. By 1900, life expectancy had only been extended 12 years. In the 20th […]

Treating Sundowner’s Syndrome: Top 10 Behavior Management Strategies

Although there are countless theories, researchers understand very little about the causes of Sundowner’s Syndrome, a condition often associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. As with any other syndrome, it is the signs and symptoms which occur together that characterize the condition. However, the symptoms are different for each individual, and can encompass behaviors ranging […]