Latinos and Dementia: Some Differences in How Alzheimer’s Presents

Latinos and Dementia: Some Differences in How Alzheimer’s Presents
An important new study reveals differences in symptom progression for Latinos with dementia. A new study sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association reveals some unexpected results in how dementia may show differently in Hispanic people. While further exploration of Latinos and dementia is necessary to fully understand whether these differences are due to social/cultural nuances or… Continue reading

Tips on How to Avoid Overstepping Boundaries with Senior Parents

Tips on How to Avoid Overstepping Boundaries with Senior Parents
Avoid overstepping boundaries with senior parents with these tips from the Anchorage, AK senior care experts. We desire what’s best for our elderly parents. As our parents age, it is not necessarily a straightforward task to determine our role as adult children. However, if we’re not very careful, it is possible to find ourselves overstepping… Continue reading

Dementia Research Breakthrough: Understanding the 4 Types of Alzheimer’s

Midnight Sun Home Care discusses a recent dementia research breakthrough. For decades, researchers have been examining the development of Alzheimer’s through one particular basic model, despite the fact that not all Alzheimer’s diagnoses present with the same symptoms and progression. However, a new dementia research breakthrough is on the horizon. Now, a new, collaborative study… Continue reading

The Senior Assistive Devices That Can Be Life-Changing

Midnight Sun Home Care recommends senior assistive devices. Consider the many tools you use every single day – your phone, toothbrush, hairbrush – simple things, but ones you cannot envision living without. For hundreds of older adults, there are basic senior assistive devices available that might mean the difference between living at home and facing… Continue reading

Six Dysphagia Home Care Tips

Six Dysphagia Home Care Tips
Midnight Sun Home Care, provider of Palmer home health services and care in nearby areas, provides dysphagia home care tips. There’s nothing better than a tall, cold drink on a hot summer day, but for a senior with dysphagia, this simple pleasure can be dangerous. Dysphagia – or trouble with swallowing – impacts millions of… Continue reading

Startling New Medication-Related Fall Risks for Seniors: Are You at Risk?

Startling New Medication-Related Fall Risks for Seniors: Are You at Risk?
Midnight Sun in Anchorage discusses medication-related fall risks for seniors and ways to mitigate them. We’ve known for a while that there are certain medications that enhance the danger of falls for seniors. Twenty years ago, slightly over 50% of elderly people were impacted by that risk; presently, that number has risen dramatically to a… Continue reading

When Lucidity Returns in the End Stages of Dementia and What It’s Teaching Us

When Lucidity Returns in the End Stages of Dementia and What It’s Teaching Us
Midnight Sun Home Care, providers of Alaska home health services, discusses the meaning behind lucidity in the end stages of dementia. Even as memory loss and confusion escalate throughout the progression of dementia, there is an interesting and pleasant reprieve that often occurs. Previously termed “terminal lucidity,” it’s more frequently known as “paradoxical lucidity.” It… Continue reading

Work-Life Balance for Caregivers: Post-Pandemic Predictions

Work-Life Balance for Caregivers: Post-Pandemic Predictions
Midnight Sun Home Care, providers of Anchorage home care services and care in nearby areas, has tips on the post-pandemic work-life balance for caregivers. If there’s one particular positive after-effect regarding the pandemic, it’s the awareness generated for the plight of family caregivers. Finding a post-pandemic work-life balance will be without question an incredible challenge… Continue reading

Six Activities for Seniors with Low Vision and Alzheimer’s

Midnight Sun Home Care, providers of personal care in Anchorage and the surrounding areas, suggest six activities for seniors with low vision and Alzheimer’s. Finding fun and engaging activities for seniors with low vision can be a challenge. Add in Alzheimer’s, and it may seem overwhelming. Nevertheless, it’s important to make certain each day holds… Continue reading
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