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How to Go about Having a Conversation with an Alzheimer’s Sufferer Pt 1

Any person caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s would face significant challenges in doing so, including ones pertaining to verbal and non-verbal communication. It is a known fact that people with Alzheimer’s have trouble remembering things and that communication is often hard for them. Someone with this form of dementia would either struggle to find the precise words they mean to convey or fail to remember the point they … Continue reading How to Go about Having a Conversation with an Alzheimer’s Sufferer Pt 1

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Knowing When It Is Time For Assisted Living Pt 2

Signs It is Time to Move to Assisted Living Apart from understanding IADLs and ADLs and their importance to the elder care process, there are common signs which show that the time is ripe to move to an assisted living facility. Several of these warning signs are related to the ADLs discussed above and can be explained from a medical point of view. The concerned person may be depressed or … Continue reading Knowing When It Is Time For Assisted Living Pt 2

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Knowing When It Is Time For Assisted Living Pt 1

Sometimes it can be difficulty deciding when a professional care facility outweighs the care you can provide at home when it comes to your parents or senior family members. One way to measure the care level a senior requires is by charting their activities of daily living. This concept helps professionals know how well a senior can manage essentials which contribute to their day-to-day life. Dr. Sidney Katz, who developed … Continue reading Knowing When It Is Time For Assisted Living Pt 1

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Tech Devices Can Help your Senior Live Comfortably at Home

When some elders prefer moving to an assisted living community, some others love to age in place rather than moving out to other places. In most cases, you may find it challenging to take a decision as you might not be able to provide superior services at home like that of assisted living facilities. If you are in such a situation, there are many gadgets that can help you in … Continue reading Tech Devices Can Help your Senior Live Comfortably at Home

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Some Misconceptions about Assisted Living

Most elderly individuals opt to move into an assisted living community these days. Obviously, there are challenges for you to support their decision, both practically and emotionally. After all, their safety and happiness will be your prime priority. As far as elderly people are concerned, their main objective will be to stay fit and independent as they get old. This objective can be achieved in an assisted living facility. Plus, … Continue reading Some Misconceptions about Assisted Living

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Five Pieces of Information People Often Miss about Dementia

There appears to be a lack of awareness on dementia, and it commonly leads to not just stigmatization of people who suffer from it but also impacts caregivers and families. This is why it so important to understand what dementia diagnosis means to everyone. Dementia Is No Disease “Dementia” is an umbrella term which describes a group of symptoms including memory loss, changes in behavior, and cognitive decline. While certain … Continue reading Five Pieces of Information People Often Miss about Dementia

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Can Dementia Be Fatal?

Dementia is a term used to describe a state of decline in mental health. It is associated with aging and memory loss. When you speak of dementia in general, memory loss would be the first thing that comes to mind, but death rarely follows on the normal train of thought. In fact, when it comes to fatality causing disorders, dementia and Alzheimer’s rank near sixth. Following are some things which … Continue reading Can Dementia Be Fatal?

Helping Seniors Handle Loss of Independence

Seniors past the age of 70 commonly have problems living alone, and often need help with performing their daily tasks. This sort of help comes at the cost of independence, which for most elders is something sacred. Most fail to prepare themselves to start depending on people when they enter their golden years, and suffer psychologically as well as physically when deprived of the benefits they were long used to. … Continue reading Helping Seniors Handle Loss of Independence

What Adult Children Can Do to Aid Seniors Parents with Anxiety

Having elder parents who have anxiety can bring many huge challenges to your life. The main problem they would need relieving of is the fear and anxiety that comes from isolation and mounting dependability. If you have a parent living alone or feeling as such during most of their waking hours, then doing the following things can help them significantly. Call the family doctor and have them figure out the … Continue reading What Adult Children Can Do to Aid Seniors Parents with Anxiety

Types of Services Offered at an Assisted Living Facility

The prime focus of all assisted living communities is that the seniors living there are safe and healthy. Besides offering them the option to stay independent in their old age, such facilities also provide a lot of care services to seniors to enhance their quality of life. Although the specific service might vary from community to community, below are the essential care services that all assisted living facilities offer to … Continue reading Types of Services Offered at an Assisted Living Facility