Isolation and Loneliness in Seniors – Is it Time to Venture Out of the House?

Isolation and Loneliness in Seniors – Is it Time to Venture Out of the House?
Venturing out of the house after social isolation can decrease loneliness, but not without potential health risks. After months of isolating, quarantining, and distancing from friends and family, stay-at-home orders have been relaxed this summer. However, for older adults in particular, is it safe to head out? Unfortunately, there’s no cut-and-dry answer, and a… Continue reading

Living with COPD During COVID-19: The Resources and Tips You Need

Living with COPD During COVID-19: The Resources and Tips You Need
Find additional resources and tips for living with COPD during COVID-19. Seniors diagnosed with COPD have needed to stay particularly vigilant since the COVID-19 pandemic started, because they are likely at both a higher risk for contracting the virus and also for developing more serious complications as a result. A recently available research study… Continue reading

Providing Alzheimer’s Care During COVID-19

Providing Alzheimer’s Care During COVID-19
Midnight Sun in Anchorage is here to help provide additional resources for Alzheimer’s care during COVID-19. Confusion. Isolation. Loneliness. These feelings are becoming common for a number of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, however when you factor in the element of Alzheimer’s, the challenges and frustrations are increased to an entirely new level. Consider, for… Continue reading

How to Help Manage Rummaging Behaviors in Dementia

Rummaging behaviors in dementia are not uncommon and can be managed. Searching through boxes, cabinets, and closets, taking out assorted items from drawers, and searching repetitively through many different items can be frustrating for the people providing care for a senior with dementia, but in reality these actions are fulfilling an objective. Rummaging behaviors… Continue reading

The Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson’s Disease Is Changing the Way We Diagnosis It

The Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson’s Disease Is Changing the Way We Diagnosis It
Midnight Sun Home Care provides help in many forms for older adults with Parkinson’s disease. You may not recognize her by name; however, you’ve very likely come across her story. Joy Milne has a tremendously unique talent: recognizing Parkinson’s disease through her nose. Her gift came to light when she noticed what she details… Continue reading

The Disease That Mimics Alzheimer’s: LATE dementia

The Disease That Mimics Alzheimer’s: LATE dementia
Learn how to distinguish between Alzheimer’s and LATE dementia in older adults. An older adult who displays loss of memory, confusion, poor judgment, repetition, and problems with performing daily activities has the distinguishing signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, right? As a matter of fact, what seems to be a clear-cut case of Alzheimer’s may… Continue reading

Trusted COVID-19 Resources for Seniors and Family Caregivers

Trusted COVID-19 Resources for Seniors and Family Caregivers
Midnight Sun Home Care helps verify trusted COVID-19 resources in the U.S. Recognizing where to turn for the latest, most dependable resources on COVID-19, particularly as it relates to seniors and those who provide caregiving assistance for them, is crucial – and can be difficult. With so many resources and differing viewpoints on this serious… Continue reading

Improve Living with Dementia Through Journaling

Improve Living with Dementia Through Journaling
Make living with dementia better by implementing journaling. Being a caregiver for a senior living with dementia is a fluid, ever-evolving undertaking. One day may be calm and peaceful, with your senior loved one taking pleasure in activities, eating healthy meals, and sharing laughter with you; while the following day may be fraught with agitation,… Continue reading

Avoid Senior Medication Errors with These Tips

Avoid Senior Medication Errors with These Tips
Prevent senior medication mistakes with these tips. A recent research study of over 2,000 older adults reveals that a stunning 87% take one or more prescription drugs, and a full 36% are taking five or more – as well as 38% using over-the-counter meds on a regular basis. Managing these medications in our later years… Continue reading

Tips for Managing Dementia and Incontinence

Tips for Managing Dementia and Incontinence
Incontinence is a common issue that affects those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia care requires both compassion and creativity to manage a variety of complicated behaviors and effects, and that’s especially true when it comes to dementia and incontinence, something that is extremely common in Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. These tried-and-true strategies can be effective in minimizing the impact of incontinence and preventing an escalation of emotions in someone you love with dementia. Continue reading

6 Tips for Male Mesothelioma Patients

6 Tips for Male Mesothelioma Patients
Learn important health tips for men who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma occurs in men 4 times more often than women. Researchers believe men develop mesothelioma more often because occupational asbestos exposure typically happens in male-dominated industries.  6 Health Tips for Men with Mesothelioma  The Centers for Disease Control… Continue reading
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