24 Apr

Is It Alzheimer’s or Just Forgetfulness?

Where did I put my keys? Did I leave the iron on at home? As we age, mild memory loss is common, but with the rise in Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S., many people are becoming fearful that their forgetfulness is something more. Knowing more about the disease and its warning signs can help family […]

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17 Apr

Under Pressure: Stress Management Tips for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Oftentimes, the care for aging parents must be taken on by their adult children. Dubbed the “Sandwich Generation,” these adults have the added stress of raising children, dealing with financial burdens and limited resources, and maintaining a full-time job. But, because we tend to focus so intently on the Alzheimer’s patient, we forget that there […]

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08 Apr

Debunking Common Alzheimer’s Disease Myths

Even with the growing library of materials on Alzheimer’s disease, there are still a lot of misconceptions about how Alzheimer’s is developed, how it affects people and whether or not you can prevent the disease. To help clarify some of the more commonly believed Alzheimer’s myths, here are a few of the truths: Myth: Dad […]

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01 Apr

Caring for Alzheimer’s Disease: Bond with Your Loved One Through Activities

Alzheimer’s disease can take a physical, emotional and mental toll on patients, families and caregivers. As communication skills fade for a person with Alzheimer’s, caregivers often find it frustrating to support the person’s sense of self while trying to minimize skills that may be compromised due to the disease. Doing simple, enjoyable activities together can […]

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25 Feb

Understanding and Managing Hoarding in the Elderly

Hoarding is a delicate, psychological issue that often affects elderly individuals. Many people do not understand or know how to deal with hoarding properly. The immediate reaction is often to begin throwing out perceived junk. This, however, can upset the hoarder and exacerbate the problem. The key is to help the person who hoards understand […]

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18 Feb

Recognizing the Signs and Protecting Against Elder Fraud

Who would take advantage of a sweet older woman? Unfortunately a lot of people. Seniors are vulnerable to fraud from people who, while seemingly well intentioned, are out to make a quick buck. In fact, elder fraud costs older adults more than $2.6 billion per year Recognizing elder fraud red flags can help you protect […]

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11 Feb

Warning Signs that Care is Needed: Money Problems

No one likes to talk about money. It’s a very personal issue, and everyone has the right to spend their money how they see fit, even if they make some mistakes with it. However, when someone’s finances get off track, it can often be embarrassing and cause the person to hide money-related problems from their […]

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04 Feb

The Telltale Signs that Care is Needed

Admitting the need for help at home is difficult, especially for highly independent seniors. Because of this, family members, neighbors, and loved ones may not be aware that it is time for some extra help to maintain a healthy and safe home environment. Knowing and watching for signs that could indicate extra assistance is needed […]

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11 Jan

Benefits of Home Care: Finding the Right Agency for Your Loved One

When it’s time for a helping hand at home, choosing the right in-home care agency is a very important decision. Make sure loved ones receive the highest quality care available by thoroughly researching your local options. Talking with friends, neighbors, and other trusted advisors and professionals to learn more about home care agencies in your […]

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04 Jan

In Need of Assistance? Home Care Help is on the Way!

Older adults, disabled individuals, or patients recovering from surgery often need an extra hand at home. Home care services can fit a wide variety of needs, both large and small. Receiving care at home can help a senior to age more comfortably rather than face a move elsewhere, improve the quality of life of a […]

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