Help seniors stay active to build strength post-pandemic.
As we’re finally easing our way out of this pandemic, we are finding out more about how it has harmed seniors – both physically and emotionally. We all know seniors have been at a higher risk of serious side effects and death due to the COVID-19 virus.… Continue reading
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
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
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
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
Midnight Sun Home Care recommends elder care mediation to ease family caregiver conflict.
When you need to work as a team to make sure the needs of your aging parents are met, even the closest of brothers and sisters could find themselves at odds. Emotions and stress levels are, commonly, running high. Add to that… Continue reading
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
Midnight Sun Home Care, provider of care services in Anchorage, discusses the stages of dementia.
Among the first questions in most people’s minds when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia is what can be expected in the time to come. We know that the hallmark of dementia is the progressive decline… Continue reading
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
Midnight Sun Home Care, providers of Anchorage senior services and care in nearby areas, has solutions for caregiver dread.
What are your first thoughts as soon as you wake up in the morning? Are you looking forward to what your day holds, or would you like to crawl back beneath the covers and remain there?… Continue reading
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
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
Midnight Sun Home Care, providers of Alaska senior care, shine a light on the connection between gardening and senior health.
The cool dampness of rich soil. The heat of the sun. The happy trills of songbirds. Gardening has the ability to engage every one of our senses, and some studies have found a strong link… Continue reading
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
The providers of senior care in Anchorage, AK and nearby areas provide tips for protecting seniors from sweetheart scams.
It’s been more than one year since the COVID-19 pandemic started; a year of fear, isolation, and loneliness for a great many older adults. Physical distancing has eliminated the ability to provide the warmth and comfort… Continue reading