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 milestones. Katie McDonough, director of programs and services at… Continue reading

Caring for Aging Parents SOS: Family Caregiver Therapy

Caring for Aging Parents SOS: Family Caregiver Therapy
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 Elderly Parents: Assessing Mental Health from a Distance

Caring for Elderly 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

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

ls Senior Forgetfulness 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

Expired Prescriptions? Here’s How Properly Dispose of Medication

Expired Prescriptions? Here’s How Properly Dispose of Medication
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 how to properly dispose of medication safely once it is expired or no longer needed. There are several medication disposal options: Check labels.… Continue reading

Overcoming Challenging Behaviors: Refusal to Change Clothes and Dementia

Overcoming Challenging Behaviors: Refusal to Change Clothes and Dementia
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. Refusal to… Continue reading

Is Home Care for Seniors Safe During a Pandemic?

Is Home Care for Seniors Safe During a Pandemic?
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

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