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What are the signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

From: Finding Your Way, written by Dr. Linda Rhodes Question: What are the signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? Answer: Dementia is an umbrella term (literally meaning without mind) for the progressive loss of thinking, judgement, and ability to focus and learn. More than half of dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s a disease named after… Read more »

8 Dementia Myths and the Truth Behind Them

Article from Everyday Health,  By Madeline Vann, MPH | Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH  Perhaps because Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are something of a mystery, there are a number of myths surrounding their causes. A few of these common myths hold some truth, but some are complete falsehoods that muddy the water about the roots of… Read more »

Tips for Working with Alzheimer Patients in the Home

Source from the Home Care Daily Weekly Industry News and Information E-Newsletter Providing in-home care for people with Alzheimer’s or any other form of dementia has unique challenges that differ from those placed into assisted living facilities or nursing homes.  It is a fact that the majority of seniors wish to age in place in their… Read more »

10 Real Life Strategies for Dementia Caregiving

Source from LIFE Senior Services As caregivers, we often use intuition to help us decide what to do. No one ever gave us lessons on how to relate to someone with memory loss and dementia. Unfortunately, dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is counter-intuitive; i.e., often the right thing to do is exactly opposite… Read more »

It Might Not Be Alzheimer’s!

Experts believe there may be as many as 750,000 patients in the U.S. affected by adult hydrocephalus, a syndrome that mimics dementia, but can be cured by a basic procedure. Source from Everyday Health Not all memory loss is permanent. If you have an elderly family member experiencing decreased mobility and dementia, it could be from adult… Read more »

RESOURCE: Alzheimer’s Website by Ashley Clarke

Our own Care America employee, Ashley Clarke, has created a website to inform others about Alzheimer’s disease. She is currently a Care Coordinator for Care America in Syracuse, NY working towards her to degree to become a MSW. Here is what she had to say about her informative website: “I would like to say thank… Read more »

The Benefits of Adult Day Care

Source from AARP, by Sally Abrahms If Mom or Dad has dementia, using adult day services (ADS) just twice a week can reap surprising psychological and physical benefits for family caregivers. Yes, caregivers. According to a new Pennsylvania State University study, ADS can reduce caregivers’ emotional distress and may even protect against illness. It turns out that a hormone in the… Read more »

Checking on Your Parents While Home for the Holidays

Question: I’m going back home for the holidays to visit my parents and want to make sure everything is okay. What should I look for?  Answer: Going home for the holidays offers you a perfect opportunity to quietly assess how things are going for your parents. It also offers you the chance to help them… Read more »