Try these personal hygiene tips for someone with dementia.
Of all the struggles linked to providing care for a loved one with dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association indicates that the most prevalent challenge is with personal hygiene, for several different reasons:
Diminished sense of vision and smell
Comfort found in familiarity (for example, wanting to wear… Continue reading
Before motivation crosses the line into bullying, implement these elder care tips.
As a family caregiver, you certainly encounter a range of feelings during the day: shared laughter over a joke with your loved one; worry over a health concern; and undoubtedly, once in a while, frustrations. We wish only the best for people we… Continue reading
Overcome caregiver fatigue with these tips.
Our facial expressions display so much to those around us, and when you’re experiencing an abnormal degree of stress, well-meaning friends and family will certainly notice it, perhaps encouraging you to simply, “Cheer up, buttercup!” In reality, of course, it will take so much more than a couple of… Continue reading
Taking these steps in advance of the next visit with your primary care doctor will help maximize your time together.
On any given day, a physician usually has approximately 20 patients to see – combined with phone calls, paperwork, and other administrative duties. It leaves precious little time spent with each person, which explains why… Continue reading
Providing senior care for a loved one can cause concerns, including the risk of making a mistake.
“Of course Grandpa can move in with me!”
Increasingly more family senior care providers are making this noble choice every day, signifying the beginning of lifestyle changes they may only fully understand when immersed in them. And while… Continue reading
Many senior citizens find their most fulfilling day to be those in which they help others.
Think about a typical day in the life of a senior citizen. Hopefully it provides a number of positive and enriching experiences: enjoying breakfast, engaging in a favorite hobby or interest, visiting with a relative or friend, watching a popular television show. However, there’s a difference between positivity and purpose; and the need for a life rich with meaning and purpose is very important, specifically in the life of senior loved ones. Continue reading
Wandering or getting lost is often one of the most concerning symptoms for Alzheimer’s patients.
Of the numerous effects of Alzheimer’s disease, probably one of the most concerning is the person’s propensity for wandering and also the potential dangers that could develop in the event that the senior becomes disoriented or lost. Wandering may occur if the older adult is: Continue reading
There are resources to help seniors who are experiencing a decline in thinking, reasoning, and independent function.
“I am telling you, there is a dog inside my closet! I hear it growling all night long. We’ve got to track down its owner!”
Hearing an older loved one voice concerns such as this that you are aware to be false is unsettling – yet not abnormal. Your first reaction can be to try and rationalize with the individual with a response such as, “Nonsense! There’s no way a dog might have gotten into your closet!” Yet for a variety of reasons, this is often the least successful way to handle unreasonable ideas and conduct within the elderly. Continue reading
Midnight Sun Home Care is here to help with all of your Alzheimer’s care in Anchorage and the surrounding area.
The Alzheimer’s Association has issued its 2019 Facts and Figures Report, and with a full 5.8 million Americans presently diagnosed with the disease – including one out of every ten older adults – it’s vital… Continue reading
Our personal care services in Anchorage and the surrounding areas help seniors attain the highest possible quality of life at all times.
Have you ever started your day and said, “It’s likely to be one of those days!” Maybe your alarm didn’t go off, the hot water heater opted to quit working, plus the dog… Continue reading
Midnight Sun Home Care provides a personalized care solution which allows employed loved ones to focus more fully on their careers.
Recently, actor Rob Lowe brought caregiving into the foreground by discussing his journey of caring for his mom and the toll it took on his own life. He explained, “When you’re caring for a… Continue reading
Regular visits to the physician are a key ingredient to maintaining good health.
Let’s face it: a lot of us delay visiting the physician’s office. It may be uncomfortable and downright distressing when something is wrong and we’re facing the chance of an undesirable diagnosis. All the same we all know it makes sense to… Continue reading
Shot of a daughter visiting her senior mother in hospital
While an incredible number of older adults are struggling with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, an even greater number of family members are trying to cope with caring for them. Surprisingly, nearly 75% of family care providers are managing their older loved ones’ dementia care… Continue reading
These tips will help you navigate the ups and downs of Alzheimer’s caregiving.
In some cases, the best lessons in life arise through experiencing them firsthand; yet the information we are able to discover from those who have walked an identical journey before us is invaluable. If you’re providing care for a loved one with… Continue reading
Watch for these red flags that competency is diminishing in a senior loved one.
The first signs might be so subtle that many people wouldn’t even notice that anything is amiss. Mom is extroverted, friendly, and conversational while visiting relatives and friends and while running errands. But those closest to her are beginning to detect concerns: being forgetful about the soup cooking on the stove, resulting in a scorched pan. Placing her keys in the cookie jar. Neglecting to pay bills. Continue reading