Are carebots part of the future of eldercare?

As the population in Holland ages, the Dutch are searching for ways to care for the elderly in spite of a shortage of professional caregivers. Dementia is on the rise as well, with predictions that point to a 60 percent increase in the number of elderly that require specialized care for memory loss over the [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Senior Home Care|0 Comments

Don’t Call Me ‘Dear’

“Honey” and “Dear” are terms of endearment when used properly- by the right person in the right relationship. However, extract those words from the proper context and you have maddening terms of condescension. It’s tough enough for middle aged adults to ignore the over-familiarity of these terms; it’s nearly impossible for the elderly. A recent [...]

By | March 24th, 2016|Elderly Home Care, Senior Home Care|0 Comments

Random Acts of Kindness

A popular bumper sticker encourages us to “practice random acts of kindness”. It’s not just a platitude; it’s a powerful tool that can bring unexpected joy to a friend or stranger who may be hunched under a heavy load of stress. Such is often the plight of caregivers. A recent report published by nextavenuesm, a [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Caregivers|0 Comments

Hillary Clinton makes an effort to bring Alzheimer’s research up to speed

Alzheimer’s Disease falls just below heart disease and cancer as a cause of death in America, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s more dangerous than Influenza, Pneumonia, Nephritis, and kills nearly twice as many people each year as suicide. It has a place on the top 10 causes of death, [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dementia patients feel happy long after visiting with loved ones

Dementia, Alzheimer’s and other memory diseases steal memory, cognition and the ability to recognize loved ones. They reduce the patient’s life to a series of moments that can’t accumulate; linear events that are forgotten the instant they end. It’s not an overstatement to say that these medical findings embody the horror of dementia. They are [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|Alzheimer's, Memory Care|0 Comments

Surprising signs of Alzheimer’s disease that you need to know

The first signs of Alzheimer’s Disease are not as sudden or as clear as one might believe. In fact, Alzheimer’s Disease is easiest to detect in the “rear view mirror” as it were- when comparing today’s daily function with that of months ago. The difficulty for loved ones in detecting the early stages of Alzheimer’s [...]

By | March 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alzheimer’s Disease: Warning signs and what to do if you are concerned

In the recently released award-winning drama, “Still Alice” Julianne Moore plays an accomplished linguistics professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. During a speech she gives in the course of the movie, she says: “The poet Elizabeth Bishoponce wrote: 'the Art of Losing isn't hard to master: so many things seem filled with the [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Alzheimer's, Memory Care|0 Comments