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Overuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Treatment for Dementia

If you have a loved one who is showing signs of dementia, and you don’t quite know how to deal with the situation, you’re not alone. Many people are placed in the position of having to care for a family member who is experiencing dementia due to Alzheimer’s, aging, or another condition. The loved one’s [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Alzheimer's, Memory Care|0 Comments

Key differences in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s Disease and new information about drug therapies

The American Journal of Pathology recently published research that offers important clues to doctors hoping to better understand why some people suffer from dementia and diseases like Alzheimer’s and others don’t. Researchers discovered important differences in proteins between patients with dementia and those who were cognitively intact. The investigative team evaluated brain autopsy samples from [...]

By | February 26th, 2016|Alzheimer's, Memory Care|0 Comments

How to tell the difference between common forgetfulness and dementia symptoms

When visiting elderly relatives that you don’t see often, you may notice changes in their appearance, demeanor, and personality. You may feel concerned if you notice changes in their ability to take care of themselves independently or remember important things about day-to-day life. Here are a few warning signs to watch for that may be [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|Alzheimer's, Memory Care|0 Comments

Music, Memory, and Mood

Judging from new research, singing and listening to favorite songs may improve the quality of life, executive function, orientation, and overall happiness of people with dementia. Singing and listening to music helps alleviate symptoms of depression A study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, conducted at the University of Helsinki in Finland, suggests [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Alzheimer's, Memory Care|0 Comments

Questions To Ask Seniors Going From Home from the Hospital

If you’re a senior who has recently been hospitalized, or you have a senior family member who has been in the hospital, there are some things you can do to avoid hospitalization.   Did you know that, according to data from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, “nearly one in five seniors discharged from the hospital [...]

By | February 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Non-Pharmacological Ways of Living Beyond Dementia

Kate Swaffer, author of the blog, “Living Beyond Dementia” offers valuable insight into alternative and integrative therapies for people diagnosed with dementia. In an effort to share evidence-based research as well as anecdotal research, she chronicles her personal struggles, offers advice about coping strategies, and provides meaningful contributions to a community of people who believe [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hospice Care

  As you are searching for someone to care for you in your home, or care for your loved one, you might be wondering “When is it time for hospice care?” There are many levels of care that can be given to an individual in the home. And, there are different types of care, such [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coordinating with hospice; How non-medical home care offers support to patients and their loved ones

Quality home care provides a non-disruptive way for a person to stay at home even if they cannot perform normal day-to-day tasks associated with independent living. Having in-home care makes it possible to avoid the trauma associated with moving into a nursing facility. For medical patients who are terminally ill and have less than six [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How palliative care and home care offers patients comfort during recovery

Understanding palliative care, its benefits, and the difference between palliative care and hospice is necessary when faced with the decisions about whether or not to pursue this special type of assistance. Palliative care The term palliative care refers to a specially trained team of specialists designed to meet the needs of a patient with a [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Can I get started with Home Care?

The simple answer is whenever you want.  You do not have to be a certain age or have a certain medical diagnosis.  The most important factor is whether you feel it is necessary.  Safety and comfort are number one priorities for home care, so whenever you feel that you need help with basic activities or [...]

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