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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…

Strengthening Medicare

From AARP.com, written by Patricia Barry, John Burgess, AARP Bulletin, July/August 2015 Medicare has made an enormous difference in the health and lives of older Americans, but, as with every big program, there’s room for improvement. We asked experts for specifics. The suggestions listed below vary in cost and savings and are not universally…

6 Simple Ways to Regain Your Balance and Prevent Falls

10 Tips for Active Seniors

From: Better Health Channel Regular exercise can keep you fit and help you stay independent as you age. Other benefits may include faster recovery from illness, reduced risk of chronic disease and better management of existing medical problems such as osteoarthritis. Here are some tips for staying active in your…

What is Home Health Care?

From Quality of Life Publishing Home Health care is for people who need medical care at home. Many people don’t know the is a choice. Common types of care given by the home health care team are: Giving shots/drawing blood Wound care IV therapy Occupational therapy Physical therapy Speech therapy…

Understanding "Home Care"

5 Ways to be a Better Caregiver

Get To Know Us: Non-Medical Home Care

Recipe of the Week: Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Vegetables

Recipe and photo from Everyday Health Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 30 mins Ingredients 4 teaspoon oil, olive, extra-virgin, divided 2 large pepper(s), red, bell, diced 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths 2 teaspoon lemon zest, freshly grated 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 5 clove(s) garlic,…

Holidays and Alzheimer's Families

Article from www.alz.org The holidays are a time when family and friends often come together. But for families living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, the holidays can be challenging. Take a deep breath. With some planning and adjusted expectations, your celebrations can still be happy, memorable occasions. Familiarize others with the…
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