Reducing Dementia Risk: 5 Ways to Battle Loneliness “It’s time to eat your lunch, Don,” said 85-year-old Thelma. “I made your favorite chicken salad.” After 59 years of marriage, Thelma knew how to make her husband happy. The only trouble was that he had passed away three years prior; she was talking to his 5×7 [...]
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Seniors Can Slow Dementia with Active Lifestyle Q. My 84-year-old wife is slowing down and seems to be more forgetful. During an appointment, our doctor talked about things she needs, including incorporating regularly scheduled exercise that he said might also help memory. The doctor said he was referencing new research that ties exercise and memory issues. [...]
8 Red Flags That an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Needs a Break How to tell if you’re bound for burnout Stress and burnout are the most common problems for those who care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. And, in turn, caregiver stress — the emotional strain of tending to a loved one — is one of the [...]
Tips for Caring for a Memory-Impaired Senior Much of what you say to the person may soon be forgotten. Be prepared to repeat yourself sometimes often. Speak in a calm voice. Make brief, simple statements. Try using touch and direct eye contact when responding to emphasize what you say. Avoid presenting the person with more than one thought at a time, [...]
8 Alzheimer’s Symptoms to Watch for if You Suspect Dementia – Part 2 Applying the word “Alzheimer’s” to someone close to you can be uncomfortable, even if the signs, or symptoms, have been adding up for some time. It’s much easier to gloss over strange behavior: “Oh, Mom’s just getting older. Or to rationalize: “Well, [...]
8 Alzheimer’s Symptoms to Watch for if You Suspect Dementia – Part 1 Only a qualified physician can conclude with high certainty that a person has Alzheimer’s disease, but the following 4 symptoms are strongly associated with the disease. If you detect these signs in someone, it would be wise to seek a medical evaluation. [...]
Are you caring for an aging parent or relative with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias? If you are interested in signing up and attending any of these free workshops, please call us 602-903-1461 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org to register. All workshops will be held at 2412 W. Greenway Rd., Ste. B, Phoenix, AZ 85023 Part 1 – Alzheimer’s Disease [...]
Alzheimer’s Group Releases Tips to Cope With Negative Perceptions of Dementia Q. Dad’s doctor and a neurologist told him that he likely has Alzheimer’s disease, which wasn’t a total shock because he’s 83 and others in our family also were afflicted with it or another form of dementia. Dad lives alone and functions fairly well, but we’d [...]
5 Steps to Alzheimer’s End of Life Planning End of life planning for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other dementias involves many important discussions and key steps that you should begin to consider as soon as your loved one receives the diagnosis. While it may seem more natural to take it one day at a time [...]
Benefits of In-Home Care Services Home can be a place of comfort and familiarity in so many ways. Naturally, aging adults want to continue living in their own homes, even as their care needs change. According to a Home Instead Senior Care® network-commissioned research project titled the “Value of Caregiving at Home” study, 90 percent of [...]