Shadowing in Dementia Patients: How to Help Overcome the Fear of Being Alone

Shadowing in Dementia Patients: How to Help Overcome the Fear of Being Alone
Better manage shadowing in dementia patients with the help of our expert care services in Anchorage. Primary caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s disease in many cases are all too acquainted with the difficulty experienced in trying to take a quiet moment or two alone – to use the restroom, get a brief shower, and even… Continue reading

Are Senior Moments Normal? What to Do When Memory Issues Are a Concern

Are Senior Moments Normal? What to Do When Memory Issues Are a Concern
Some memory issues are a normal part of aging, but if there is a concern about possible dementia, bring the issue up with your primary care provider. You altogether forgot about the physician’s appointment scheduled for last Thursday, misplaced your reading glasses for the umpteenth time, and can’t remember the name of your new neighbor… Continue reading

Safe Medication Disposal for Expired/Unwanted Senior RX

Safe Medication Disposal for Expired/Unwanted Senior RX
Proper and safe medication disposal is important. With many aging parents taking multiple prescriptions, and with physicians adding and changing medications and dosages to discover ideal solutions, it is crucial to know what to do with medications that are no longer needed or which have expired. There are several medication disposal options: Check labels. The… Continue reading

Overcoming Challenging Dementia Behaviors: Refusal to Change Clothes

Overcoming Challenging Dementia Behaviors: Refusal to Change Clothes
Learn tips to help manage challenging dementia behaviors. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia requires empathy, creativity, and patience, being able to step away from your own reasoning and logic and understand why a certain behavior is happening, and then to understand exactly how to successfully manage it. That’s certainly… Continue reading

Home Care for Seniors: Is it Safe Now?

Home Care for Seniors: Is it Safe Now?
Home care for seniors follows rigorous safety protocols to keep clients safe. Looking back at the past several months, family caregivers have had to face seemingly insurmountable challenges connected with the care of the senior family members they love. With COVID-19’s specific dangers to the elderly and those diagnosed with underlying health conditions, such as… Continue reading

Simple Solutions for Managing Disinhibited Behaviors Common with Alzheimer’s

Simple Solutions for Managing Disinhibited Behaviors Common with Alzheimer’s
Some behaviors common among those with Alzheimer’s can be difficult to manage; but support is available for seniors and their families. Disbelief. Shame. Awkwardness. Discomfort. Each one of these feelings can cycle through a family caregiver’s mind when a senior with dementia showcases disinhibited behaviors, such as: Rude or tactless comments Inappropriate sexual remarks… Continue reading

Beyond Fall Prevention: Regain Confidence After the Trauma of a Fall

Beyond Fall Prevention: Regain Confidence After the Trauma of a Fall
In-home support can help seniors regain confidence in physical activity after a fall. While circus clowns and comedians may stir audiences to laughter over such stunts as slipping on a banana peel, there is nothing funny about falling when it comes to the elderly, who are at an elevated risk for serious injuries which could… Continue reading

Seniors Postponing Elective Procedures – Is Now the Right Time?

Seniors Postponing Elective Procedures – Is Now the Right Time?
During a pandemic, your doctor can provide guidance on weighing the risks of an elective procedure against the risks of postponing it. The COVID-19 pandemic put our world on pause, including, among a great number of other activities, medical appointments and procedures. In fact, approximately one-half of all adults either canceled or put off routine… Continue reading
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