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Family Caregiver Questions

It’s easy to ask questions. It’s smart to operate on the “need to know” and finding the answers to your questions is quite rewarding. Is this a new time in your life? Do you need to find a home health care provider either for yourself or your loved one? Research and asking the right questions…

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Family Caregiver Questions

Importance of Structure in a Care Routine for Seniors with Dementia

Creating and implementing an elderly care plan for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia presents challenges and demands that go beyond those of care plans for seniors not coping with this type of condition. Understanding this allows you to step away from the idea of trying to fit your parents around…

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Importance of Structure in a Care Routine for Seniors with Dementia

Activities for the Mind

Just as physical exercise strengthens and trains our bodies, cognitive training and exercise stimulates the brain, helping it grow and develop new connections as we age. The more we challenge the brain (through various forms of mental exercise), the better it is at processing information. As family caregivers, we want to be sure our loved…

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Activities for the Mind

What to Expect at Annual Physical Exams

Are you overdue for your annual physical with your internist or family physician? You are a busy caregiver so the answer is most likely yes. The time you take for yourself is precious and when you are at the doctor’s office it’s important to come prepared and know what to expect. Here are some pointers:…

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What to Expect at Annual Physical Exams

Reducing the Risk of Choking in Late-Stage Alzheimer’s

Think about the last time you swallowed – you didn’t force yourself to do it – it just happened. Swallowing is a complex task that requires both voluntary and involuntary contractions to move food from the mouth to the stomach. As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the brain loses its ability to process certain commands (such as…

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Reducing the Risk of Choking in Late-Stage Alzheimer's

Good Balance Is The Key to Avoiding Falls

The Centers for Disease Control report that falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries in the United States. In fact, 2013 saw 2.5 million fall injuries in emergency rooms. Having good balance is key to preventing fall-related injuries for seniors. When someone is said to have problems with their balance, it means that they…

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Good Balance Is The Key to Avoiding Falls

Visual Clutter and Its Effect on Alzheimer’s Patients

Research has shown that reducing visual clutter in the daily lives of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients may help them better perform daily tasks and avoid situations that may cause confusion or injury around the home. During a 2012 study conducted by Georgia Tech and the University of Toronto, researchers found that Alzheimer’s patients and individuals…

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Visual Clutter and its Effect on Alzheimers Patients

A Matter of Balance – Floridians Fighting Falls

Did you know that 20% of all Senior Adults who fall and experience a broken hip will die from their injury within one year, and 50% will require a cane or walker for the rest of their life? The statistics are sobering, if not downright scary. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a simple…

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A Matter of Balance - Floridians Fighting Falls

Time Traveling with Dementia: RemPods

Do you ever wish you could travel back in time to your parent or grandparent’s 1950s style living room or take a stroll through a vintage corner store? Some of our most vivid memories are those from our earlier years, and for many individuals suffering from dementia, those memories are among the few they have…

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Time Traveling with Dementia RemPods