How to Create a Safe Environment at Home for Seniors with Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive illness that affects cognition, memory, and even behavior. People with Alzheimer’s disease can even be more susceptible to illnesses. The best thing that families can do for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease is to create a supportive, safe environment at home. Alzheimer’s care providers are a big part…Read More
A Parent With Alzheimer’s Often Needs More Care Than You’d Imagine
An estimated 6.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. This number keeps increasing, and medications may help slow the progression of the symptoms, but the disease has no cure. Families are often caught unaware of just how much care someone with Alzheimer’s requires. Constant Dealings With Incontinence Incontinence is common in the mid to late stages…Read More
Watch for These Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia
Lewy body dementia, also called dementia with Lewy bodies, is a common type of progressive dementia much like Alzheimer’s disease. With Lewy body dementia, protein deposits, called Lewy bodies, develop in nerve cells in the brain regions involved in thinking, memory, and movement (motor control). Those who have it, have Lewy bodies in their brains…Read More
Frequently Asked Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease
Did you know there are hundreds of thousands of senior citizens who have dementia? About ¾ of all those who have dementia are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Every year there are new cases and researchers are trying to find a cure. At this point the disease can’t be cured, however, there are treatments and some…Read More
Improving Bath Time for Those with Dementia
Does your elderly loved one have dementia? If so, one of the most difficult things for them could be taking a bath. Many patients who have this disease freak out when it is time to take a bath. Others get scared because they can’t care for themselves properly, but they don’t want anyone to touch…Read More
What Can You Do to Make Life Easier for a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease?
Once your elderly family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she may worry that her entire life is over. There are some big changes coming her way, but with the right Alzheimer’s care plan, you and your senior may be able to find a path forward that helps her to have the best possible quality…Read More
Alzheimer’s Disease Aggression: What Are Common Triggers?
Did you know that aggression is quite common in those with Alzheimer’s disease? Unfortunately, there are a lot of family caregivers who are unaware of what causes the aggression. If you aren’t familiar with the causes, it can make handling it much more difficult. However, you don’t have to keep struggling so much with this…Read More
Why Does Sundowning Happen?
Every day at the same time, your dad becomes overly confused and agitated. He gets aggressive and will not sit still. These are all key signs of sundowning, but why does it happen? The reality is that there is no clear answer to why sundowning happens. Some people with dementia never experience it, and others…Read More
Can Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease Be Independent?
Are you noticing your elderly loved one still wants to do things on their own, even though they have Alzheimer’s disease? This is quite common, at least in the early stage of this disease. If you and companion care at home providers are recognizing your elderly loved one’s desire to be independent, it may be…Read More
What to Do After a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in the Elderly
Alzheimer’s disease can severely impact the quality of life of elderly people. Here’s what to consider after your senior is diagnosed.Read More