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

Alzheimer’s Research Milestones Reached This Past Year

Alzheimer’s Research Milestones Reached This Past Year
Alzheimer’s research brought promising progress made in the treatment and cure of this disease in 2020. With so much negative news in the forefront of 2020, it’s worth reflecting on some of the incredible achievements the year brought – such as the advancements in Alzheimer’s research. Katie McDonough, director of programs and services at the… Continue reading

Caring for Aging Parents SOS: Family Therapy for Caregivers

Caring for Aging Parents SOS: Family Therapy for Caregivers
Family therapy sessions can help adult children work through differences when caring for aging parents. There are specific milestones we might encounter in our lives that, while not automatically negative, are known stressors. Losing a job. Starting a brand new job. Getting divorced. Getting married. And one that we in the home care industry are… Continue reading

Caring for Aging Parents: Assessing Mental Health from a Distance

Caring for Aging Parents: Assessing Mental Health from a Distance
Caring for an aging parent from a distance includes assessing their mental health. The isolation and fear due to COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the wellbeing of older adults, with nearly half of seniors surveyed in a Kaiser Family Foundation poll stating that their degree of stress and worry was negatively impacting their own health.… Continue reading

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

Shadowing and Dementia: 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

Battling Holiday Depression in Seniors

Battling Holiday Depression in Seniors
Holiday depression affects many seniors this time of year. Although this season is typically viewed as the season of joy, for many older adults, holiday depression is an all too real experience, making the holidays a time of deep despair. Yearning for holidays past, grief over the loss of family and friends, and difficult changes… Continue reading
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