Alzheimers and Dementia Care
Our Alzheimer’s and dementia home care services are designed to provide assistance, support, and engagement.
If you’re a Philips Lifeline Customer who has recently been asked to change providers – you have a choice. By calling Midnight Sun Home Care, you can keep your service, at a lower cost and there’s no change over fee.
Philips Lifeline is the most trusted medical alert service in the country. Thousands of people… Continue reading
Whether it’s a parent, grandparent or relative, most people know someone affected by Alzheimer’s. Today, 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, which is the six-leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
With millions of people either living with Alzheimer’s or watching family members struggle with the… Continue reading
Advice For Caring for a Loved One
Lyn B. shares her story of care.
My mother passed away from dementia in 2000, at age 73. After giving birth to my two older brothers, she was thrilled to finally get a daughter. From day one she was looking out for me, I was born five pounds… Continue reading
Watching our parents age can be tough; for many years they were our caregivers and when the roles become reversed it can be a challenging time for everyone. Understanding the level of care they require can be complicated and if there are many opinions involved, deciding on a care plan can feel impossible. Talking to… Continue reading
Grab the newspaper with your cup of coffee or sit back and enjoy the latest mystery novel. Reading keeps your mind sharp and stimulated, and can ward off dementia.
Staying fit promotes overall wellness but keeping your blood pumping can also keep Alzheimer’s at bay. Increased blood flow to the brain reduces the… Continue reading
What if there was a medication that could treat not just one, but three devastating diseases: leukemia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s? At Georgetown University Medical Center, researchers are hopeful that nilotinib is that medication. Now approved to use in people that have one kind of leukemia, a small trial is causing great excitement in its encouraging… Continue reading
If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you know that oftentimes as the day winds down, the stress ramps up. Sundown syndrome, a common experience in dementia in which seniors become agitated, fearful, and restless during the evening hours, is exhausting for all involved. Concerns increase as family members try to keep the… Continue reading
Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can often feel like an endless guessing game. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a handbook that provided all the answers for caring for dementia when needed? The various periods of the disease that need to be worked through make it increasingly challenging; the instant we… Continue reading
Research scientists are shedding some new light on therapies to potentially have an impact on Alzheimer’s disease: light therapy. The benefits of light are only just beginning to be tapped, and already are exhibiting some notable and encouraging results.
One example is MIT analysts are experimenting with a variety of flickering light therapy, in which… Continue reading
Aducanumab. It is the latest in a long line of drugs making news in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. But never before has a drug looked quite so promising as an effective treatment. In the initial medical tests, researchers witnessed a substantial reduction in amyloid plaque in the patients’ brains, and even greater, “This is… Continue reading
Mom seems to be a little bewildered lately. Recently, she used salt in place of sugar in her popular peanut butter cookie recipe. She referred to the puppy by my sister’s name. And she misplaced her purse, only to find it in the medicine cabinet. Is it possible she’s developing Alzheimer’s disease or some other… Continue reading
Alzheimer’s research funding now totals over $900 million. Could the race towards finding a cure be coming near to the finish line? As those with loved ones impacted by the disease watch and wait with bated breath, a variety of trials – some with greater success than others – seem to be pointing to a… Continue reading
If you are providing senior care for a spouse or parent with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you know all too well the varied and complex behaviors associated with the disease, and one of the most difficult is the change in moods – the night and day difference from that sweet, kind person into… Continue reading
There’s never been a more optimistic time in the world of dementia research than we are currently experiencing, and new developments seem to be emerging every few moments. The latest findings are slated to have a huge impact in the quest for treatments and a cure: the correlation between Alzheimer’s and the… Continue reading
“Memories are the architecture of our identity.” – Unknown
As human beings, our unique identities are shaped by so many influences, including the people we know, the places we live, where we visit, our careers, our hobbies, and so much more. The experiences we have with people and in various places are stored in our… Continue reading