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Sundowning: How to Restore Nighttime Peace

Alzheimer’s patients often have problems with sleeping or may experience changes in their sleep schedule know as sundowning. Sundown syndrome is a neurologically based condition associated with increased restlessness and confusion in patients with some form of dementia. Most commonly related to Alzheimer's disease, but also found in those with other types of dementia, the timing of the patient's confusion [...]

Elderly Driving: Having A Conversation With A Loved One

Recognizing The Need to Have A Discussion About Elderly Driving Is The First Step. Have you noticed that your aging parent is struggling with driving safely? Perhaps there have been a few minor accidents while driving this year. Maybe you have observed a few new dents in their car. For most older adults, losing the ability to drive is cause [...]

Fall Risks Found In Unexpected Place In The Home

A Fall Is A Threat To The Health And Wellbeing of Seniors And Can Reduce Their Ability To Be Safe and Independent At Home. Falls are the leading cause of accidental death among people age 65 and older. However, falls are not something that just happens with aging. There are proven strategies to reduce the risk of a fall. Most caregivers [...]

What To Do When Your Aging Parents Are Resistant To Care

One Of The Hardest Experiences For Adult Children Is Watching Your Aging Parents Decline Without Accepting Assistance. Whether your parents are suffering from a physical decline or a mental one, the feeling of constant worry encompasses your life. What makes the situation more difficult is the resistance showed by parents when it comes to obtaining outside help. You should expect yourself [...]

By |May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Aging Care, Family Caregiving, Seniors|Tags: , , , , |

How to Help Seniors Achieve Life Goals And Live Life To The Fullest

Everybody Has A Bucket List, And Seniors Are No Exception To That Rule. “Someday…”. There are many exciting ways to conclude that thought only limited by the depth of one's imagination. Perhaps there are activities and adventures that you want to pursue but just have not had a chance to turn into reality. But what about seniors? They still have dreams, [...]

A Lesser Known Symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease: Anosognosia

Anosognosia, Is Also Called Lack Of Insight.  It Is A Symptom Of A Severe Mental Illness That Impairs One's Ability To Understand And Perceive Their Own Illness. “I do NOT have Alzheimer’s disease! There is not anything wrong with me!” If you have listened to a friend or family member with dementia frustratingly express this or a similar sentiment, it is [...]

By |March 17th, 2018|Categories: Alzheimer's Care, Dementia|Tags: , , , , |
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