October 13, 2015

Assisting Persons with Alzheimer’s and Other Chronic Conditions and Diseases

More than 5 million Americans 65 and older now have Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

October 6, 2014

Dementia Care is a Way to Help the Entire Family

Assisting loved ones with dementia is a privilege and joy for most families. However, due to the constant attention and care necessary, this can also be a strain on the family.

October 3, 2014

Caregivers: Dementa's Secondary Victims

Hiring a professional caregiver can provide a caregiver with much-needed respite care so they can attend to daily living matters or simply have a break.

May 2, 2014

Uncovering Pain in Seniors with Dementia

Many studies indicate that although dementia patients experience severe or chronic pain, they regularly receive fewer analgesics than healthy senior adults. This can primarily be attributed to the fact that while a healthy senior can verbalize pain and discomfort, dementia patients, especially those in the late stages, cannot. Pain reporting is dependent on memory and verbal capacity; dementia patients generally have difficulty with both and cannot report when they are experiencing pain.

February 26, 2014

Alzheimer's Disease: Communication Tips

Alzheimer's disease can cause instances of confusion, fright and frustration for the person with Alzheimer's disease as well as for loved ones and caregivers. Here is a list of tips to achieve better communication.

February 25, 2014

Elder Care Service Providers Assist Those with Dementia

With the growing prevalence of health care options for seniors, more and more seniors opt to live independently in their own homes and receive healthcare from elder care service providers as opposed to nursing homes or assisted living facilities.

February 25, 2014

Help Seniors with Dementia Stay Engaged with Activities

In the early stages of dementia, many seniors show less interest in what were once their favorite activities, and that can be hard on family and loved ones who want to help them.

February 25, 2014

Home Care Companies and Alzheimer's

Home care companies can make significant differences in the lives of seniors with Alzheimer's. It is no secret that Alzheimer's is highly prevalent among today's seniors.