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How Is My Doctor Involved in My Home Care?

Transitioning from full independence in your life to requiring home health care is experienced differently for everyone depending on age, living arrangements, health status, and personal preference.  To make sure every patient receives services that best suit their needs, licensed home care service agencies like Edison Home Health Care involve primary care physicians and other […]

Talking About Home Care with Your Family

Coming to Terms with Your Health Most of us have a strong sense of privacy when it comes to our health care. Sometimes we may feel uncomfortable sharing our health conditions with family and close friends and certainly don’t like admitting to the fact that we may need some extra help when our health is poor. […]

How Does Medication Take Effect on Parkinson’s Patients?

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic condition that is caused by deterioration in regions of the brain that control movement. Neurons, the

How does Neuron Dysfunction Affect Parkinson’s Patients?

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder that affects the brain and the nervous system of its sufferers. Over time, neurons in the regions of the

How Neurons Connect to the Parkinsons’ Disease

For many people, the ability to move is so basic and intuitive that it’s taken for granted. While some people face mobility challenges early

The Cause of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a complex disorder that causes problems with movement, as well as psychiatric, skin, urinary, and digestive problems in its later stages.

What are the early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive degenerative disorder of the nervous system, caused by gradual loss of function in the parts of the brain that control movement. Early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include tremor of the hands, face, or limbs, stiffness in the arms, legs, and torso, and difficulty initiating voluntary movement. Other early symptoms may […]

The measures to accommodate growing challenges of Parkinson’s patients

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that causes impaired movement, tremors, and a host of other symptoms in its sufferers. Most commonly diagnosed in people over 50, Parkinson’s disease usually appears with subtle manifestations and gets worse gradually over time, often progressing in stages. For the caregivers and loved ones of someone with Parkinson’s, […]

What are the challenges of people who are suffered from Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system that affects many people worldwide, most of them over the age of 50. It is classified as a progressive degenerative disease, meaning that its symptoms worsen over time. Although the onset of symptoms is usually slow and subtle, for some individuals symptoms may appear suddenly and […]

Primary Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that effects many people as they age. Although it is most common in people over 50, it can begin to manifest itself earlier. The exact mechanism of Parkinson’s is not precisely understood; we do know, however, that it involves deterioration in parts of the brain that govern movement, specifically […]

How to help someone with hearing loss understand and participate in conversation?

For many individuals, aging is a mixed bag of everyday annoyances, extreme challenges, and wonderful new experiences. While minor and major problems, such as compromised mobility, a change in sleep cycles, or chronic ailments can diminish quality of life for many older individuals, the opportunities afforded by retirement can offset other problems to make this […]

Ways to Deal With Hearing Loss: Speak in Bright Area

For some, aging is a process that allows them to slow down, contemplate the subtleties of life, and enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of hard work. Retirement may bring opportunities for travel, spending time with family and cultivating new hobbies or returning to old ones. For others, aging can bring cause stress and worry, […]

Ways to Deal With Hearing Loss: Talk Loud

Hearing loss is among the most common problems facing older Americans. Almost a third of people over 65 will experience some level of hearing loss; after the age of 75, the number is closer to half. The prevalence of hearing loss makes it no less frustrating for those effected, however. Hearing loss can impact everything […]

Hearing Loss Prevention

Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, is a very common condition that affects up to a third of people over 65, and up to half of people over the age of 75. It affects both ears equally, gets worse gradually over time, and affects high frequencies more than low frequencies. Hearing loss can be incredibly frustrating, […]

Treatments for Hearing Loss

Many Americans, particularly older adults, struggle with hearing loss. It is an extremely common problem in people over 65, and is often the result of a combination of factors. Simple wear-and-tear on the delicate mechanisms of the inner ear over time, in addition to sustained exposure to loud noises, certain medications, and some illnesses, can […]

The Symptoms of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common health complaints in the United States. Older Americans, in particular, are at risk, with more than 30% of people aged between 64 and 74 suffering from hearing loss; after age 75, almost 50% of the population is affected. There are many possible sources of hearing loss, among […]

Treatments for Sleep Apnea: Surgical Procedures

For people who suffer from sleep apnea, a poor night’s sleep can be just the beginning. Although they may not remember instances of waking, most people with sleep apnea wake up several times an hour when their breathing is interrupted. In mild to moderate sleep apnea, breathing cessation, and its associated waking or change in […]

Treatments for Sleep Apnea: Breathing Machines

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of Americans from all walks of life. Despite the fact that it is so prevalent, it is widely misunderstood, and often goes untreated. Sleep apnea occurs when breathing is interrupted during sleep. The most common kind, obstructive sleep apnea, is due to blockage of the airway by […]

Treatments for Sleep Apnea: Mechanical

Sleep apnea is a chronic condition in which breathing is interrupted during sleep. The most common type, obstructive sleep apnea, occurs when soft tissue in the throat blocks the airway, resulting in temporary breathing cessation. Sleep apnea can range from moderate (fewer than five instances of stopped breathing each hour) to severe (thirty or more […]

Sleep Apnea Heart Issues

Sleep apnea is a common condition that affects many Americans from all walks of life. Although it is frequently associated with certain populations (it is more prevalent in men, smokers, and overweight individuals, as well as within certain ethnic groups) it can affect anyone. Sleep apnea involves temporary cessation of breathing during sleep, and can […]

Sleep Apnea Stroke

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects many Americans from all walks of life. Although it is more prevalent among certain segments of the population (men, smokers, overweight individuals, and those of Hispanic or African American descent tend to be more susceptible to the disorder), anyone can suffer from sleep apnea. In contrast to […]

Sleep Apnea Effects on Blood Pressure

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that effects many Americans from all walks of life. Although it is more prevalent among certain segments of the population (men, smokers, overweight individuals, and those of Hispanic or African American descent tend to be more susceptible to the disorder), anyone can suffer from sleep apnea. In contrast to […]

Sleep Disturbance of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a very common disorder that affects tens of millions of Americans. It is most common among men and people over the age of 40, as well as overweight individuals and people of African American or Hispanic origin. However, anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or body type, can suffer from sleep apnea. […]

Breathing Stoppages of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by interruptions in breathing during sleep. Although it can affect people of all ages, it is very common among older adults. Sleep apnea often occurs when the airway is temporarily blocked by soft tissue due to relaxation of the muscles of the throat. This type of sleep apnea is […]

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during the night. One of the leading causes of snoring, sleep apnea isn’t just annoying – it can have serious health consequences. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the disorder, and is caused by airway blockage. This type of sleep apnea […]

Health Problems Related to Insomnia

Insomnia is one of the leading complaints among older adults. Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, waking during the night, and waking up early in the morning and being unable to go back to sleep are all indications of insomnia. While everyone, regardless of age, needs to get adequate sleep, it can be more difficult […]

Insomnia in Senior Citizens

For many older adults, sleep problems are a surprising feature of aging. Most people expect stiffness, aches and pains, and occasional forgetfulness as inevitable parts of growing older. However, the insomnia often experienced by seniors is less talked about. For a variety of reasons, people’s sleep schedules change over time. One reason for this is […]

Causes of Insomnia In The Elderly

A good night’s sleep is essential at any age. Adequate sleep promotes immune-system health, improves daytime concentration and memory, and plays a vital role in repairing cellular damage. People who don’t get enough sleep often experience increased irritability, difficulty concentrating and performing everyday tasks, and lower quality of life. Despite its importance, sleep can sometimes […]

Lack of Sleep Interfering with Daily Life

Insomnia is one of the most prevalent symptoms of aging. It affects any people over 60 and can be attributed to a number of causes. Many older people experience difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep, as well as waking during the night or waking up too early. This is in part because people’s circadian […]

Premature Waking and Trouble Falling Back Asleep

For many older adults, sleep problems rank high on their list of concerns; people who once slept soundly through the night may find that they suffer from insomnia as they age. Difficulties falling and staying asleep can be caused by an underlying medical condition, by medications, or by natural changes in the sleep cycle. The […]

With Age Comes Extended Time to Fall Asleep

It is very common for people over the age of 60 to get less than the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night. In fact, many older adults struggle with insomnia. Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling and staying asleep – taking longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep or waking frequently during the night.  […]

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

For many older adults, sleep troubles rank among the biggest changes that occur with age. Many people who were formerly sound sleepers suddenly experience insomnia, waking during the night, daytime sleepiness, and general disturbances in their sleep patterns. Difficulty getting a good night’s sleep can exacerbate stress, diminish energy, compromise memory, and generally diminish quality […]

Changes in Sleeping with Age

Sleep is essential to good health and wellbeing. For many people, however, sleep can be elusive. Insomnia – trouble falling asleep, and staying asleep – is very common, particularly among older adults. There is a popular misconception that people require less sleep as they age. However, sleep needs remain fairly constant throughout our adult lives: […]

Late Stages of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder that worsens over time. For some individuals, a long period of time may elapse between an initial diagnosis and the appearance of severe, disabling symptoms. For others, the disease may progress rapidly. Not much is known about why some people develop severe symptoms quickly, while others stay relatively healthy […]

Middle Stages of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that effects the nervous system. Although it is can manifest early in life, Parkinson’s is most common in older adults over the age of 60. Common symptoms include tremors (shaking) of the limbs and head, stiffness of the back, limbs, and extremities, slow movements, stooped posture, and a shuffling […]

Early Stages of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is a complex disorder of the nervous system that causes a variety of symptoms in its sufferers. The most common symptoms of Parkinson’s are tremor or shaking of the limbs, rigidity and stiffness, slow movement, and a distinctive stooped posture and shuffling gait. Parkinson’s can also cause psychiatric symptoms, such as depression and sleep […]

Proper Nutrition and Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a central nervous system disorder with far-reaching effects on the daily lives of its sufferers. People with Parkinson’s often struggle with movement problems, including tremors, difficulty walking, limb stiffness, stooped posture, and a slow, shuffling gait. In addition to these common physical symptoms, Parkinson’s patients can experience sleep disturbances, depression, and dementia. […]

Staying Hydrated with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease can have a big affect on the daily lives of its sufferers. Parkinson’s is a central nervous system disorder that causes trouble with movement, such as difficulty walking, rigidity and stiffness of the limbs, tremors and shaking, stooped posture, and slowness of movement. In addition to mobility and motor control problems, Parkinson’s sufferers […]

Bone-Strengthening Meals for Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a central nervous system disorder that affects many older adults. Its symptoms include movement problems, such as shaking, difficulty walking, stiffness of the limbs, and stooped posture. In later stages, Parkinson’s can also have psychiatric and behavioral effects, such as depression, dementia, and sleep disturbances. In addition to these common symptoms, bone […]

Effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis is a disease of the joints that often causes pain, inflammation, and loss of range of motion. It affects people of all ages, from all walks of life. Although the symptoms are fairly similar, there are many different kinds of arthritis, each with their own underlying causes. Some types of arthritis are more likely […]

Arthitis and Occupational Injuries

Arthritis is accompanied by three main symptoms: joint pain, reduced mobility, and swelling of the affected joint. Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the dominate types of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body mistakenly attacks healthy cells, leading to joint degeneration. Osteoarthritis, on the other hand, is caused by general wear-and-tear […]

Cartilage Degeneration and Arthritis Over Time

Arthritis is a common disease from which millions of Americans suffer. The term arthritis is used to define a variety of joint ailments that may have different causes and specific outcomes. Although the origins of arthritic joint disease are diverse, all of them have a few common symptoms: reduced mobility, pain, and swelling of the […]

Know the Symptoms: Infectious Arthritis

Arthritis is a disease of the joints that affects as many as 50 million Americans each year. Its symptoms include pain, swelling, and compromised mobility in the affected joints, and can range from mild to debilitating. Although it is most common in older adults, people of all ages can develop arthritis. There are many different […]

Know the Symptoms: Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is the name given to a group of disorders which affect the joints. There are many types of arthritis, each with their own underlying causes and slight variations in symptoms. However, most people with arthritis of any kind will experience some degree of pain, swelling, and compromised range of motion in the affected joint. […]

Understanding the Types and Symptoms of Arthritis

Arthritis is the name given to a group of chronic disorders whose symptoms include pain, swelling, and limited range of motion in one or more joints. Arthritis can effect anyone but is most common in older adults. Arthritis may result from trauma, aging, infection, an auto-immune disease, genetics, or occupational injuries. Treatment options for arthritis […]

Living a Healthy Lifestyle with Arthritis

Arthritis is a chronic disease that affects as many as 50 million Americans. Although it encompasses more than 100 conditions that may have different origins, arthritis always involves inflammation of the joints which can lead to swelling, pain, and stiffness. While everyone’s experience of the disease is different, most arthritis sufferers will experience discomfort and […]

Prescription Medication for Arthritis

Arthritis is a chronic condition that affects millions of Americans. Characterized by inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues, arthritis symptoms can range from uncomfortable to debilitating. There are several types of arthritis, the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by the break down of cartilage surrounding joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is […]

Over the Counter Medication for Arthritis

Arthritis is an inflammatory disease of the joints that affects approximately 50 million Americans. There are more than 100 conditions involving swelling and pain in the joints and the tissues around the joints that fall under the descriptive umbrella of arthritis. Two main kinds of arthritis – osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis – are the most […]

Support Groups for Parkinson’s Patients

Parkinson’s is a chronic, degenerative disease that has symptoms of impaired mobility, body tremors, stiffness of the limbs and torso, difficulty balancing, and fatigue. These symptoms are most severe in the mid and late stages of the disease. Progressiveness of the disease varies tremendously from person to person and treatment should be tailored to meet […]

Understanding Your Limits with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease creates many challenges for its sufferers. It is a progressive disease, meaning that symptoms worsen over time. Physical symptoms include tremors and shaking, difficulty walking and balancing, fatigue, compromised coordination and motor skills, and rigidity of the trunk and limbs. While these symptoms are very common, affecting a majority of people with the […]

Transitioning to Dependence with Parkinson’s

  Individuals with Parkinson’s disease are faced with a variety of physical and psychological health challenges in their daily lives. Parkinson’s cognitive symptoms can include depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, confusion, and dementia. Parkinson’s physical symptoms may include shaking, tremors, difficulty walking, compromised balance, fatigue, stiffness, rigidity of the limbs and torso. These symptoms are progressive, […]

Understanding the Symptoms of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease has a variety of effects that can make life very challenging for its sufferers. Compromised mobility is the hallmark of the disease, which results from the death of nerve cells in the brain that are vital to the regulation of movement. Parkinson’s is a chronic, progressive disease, meaning that it worsens over time. […]

Pacing Yourself with Parkinson’s

  Parkinson’s disease effects many body systems and produces various symptoms. Psychiatric symptoms can range from sleep problems to severe depression. Physical symptoms include body tremors, mobility challenges, and fatigue. Performing daily tasks that once were second nature, such as meal preparation or dressing, can become major challenges as the disease progresses. Promoting independence despite […]

Safe Proofing Your Home for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease presents many challenges for patients and their families. The physical symptoms of Parkinson’s can have a drastic impact on a person’s mobility and their ability to care for themselves. Tremors (shaking excessively), difficulty walking, and poor coordination are all common effects of Parkinson’s disease. Common psychiatric symptoms include depression, sleep disturbance, and dementia. […]

Gradually Transitioning from Independence to Dependence with Alzheimer’s

For many people with Alzheimer’s, an eventual loss of independence is inevitable. The effects of the disease, which include memory loss, confusion, difficulty communicating, and emotional disturbances, make it difficult for people suffering from the disease to care for themselves. In-home care or relocating to a residential care facility are often necessary in order to […]

Maintaining Independence with Alzheimer’s

Memory loss, confusion, and difficulties communicating have a major impact on the ability of Alzheimer’s patients to function independently. Depression and feelings of helplessness can develop when there is a complete loss of independence. Maintaining a healthy level of independence and autonomy can promote a sense of meaning and value in the life of Alzheimer’s […]

Life Continues After Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease brings many challenges for patients and their families. Memory loss, confusion, difficulty communicating, depression, and sleep disturbances are just a few of the effects of the disease. Adjusting to the changes in ability and lifestyle caused by Alzheimer’s can be stressful; however, it is possible to adapt and figure out coping strategies that […]

Mitigating the Effects of Alzheimer’s Through Drug and Non-Drug Approaches

There is currently no known treatment, medial or non-medical, that can reverse or cure Alzheimer’s. However, a combination of medications and non-drug approaches can aid in managing symptoms of the disease. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two drugs to treat Alzheimer’s symptoms, cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine. Although more research needs to be […]

Medical Treatment for Alzheimer’s

The effects of Alzheimer’s disease bring about radical life changes for patients and their families. Learning to live with the memory loss, confusion, behavioral changes, and emotional disturbances is a difficult process that requires major adjustments. Despite the widespread of the disease, a cure has not been identified. There is, however, a number of treatment […]

Non-Medical Approaches for Alzheimer’s

While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are interventions that can ease symptoms and promote quality of life. Symptoms like confusion, hallucinations, irritability, anxiety, depression, restlessness, and sleep disturbances are all common effects of the disease that may respond to medical treatment. However, because medications often have undesirable side-effects, it is advisable to […]

Knowing When to Get Help

People suffering from Alzheimer’s must contend with difficult challenges, one of which is adapting to major lifestyle changes. The memory loss and confusion that accompany the disease make it difficult to perform daily tasks. The cognitive and emotional changes that occur as Alzheimer’s progresses can be frightening and cause great distress. Losing the ability to […]

Understanding Your Limitations with Alzheimer’s

It can be tremendously difficult for people with Alzheimer’s to accept the symptoms of the disease, such as memory loss, and the accompanying loss of independence and changes in daily life. Many people try to disguise their symptoms out of embarrassment, a desire to maintain their independence, or to keep their families from worrying. However, […]

Self-Care as an Alzheimer’s Patient

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis is life-changing in many ways. Patients will endure memory loss, changes in the ability to communicate, difficulties processing language, emotional and psychological challenges, and physical symptoms. Individuals with Alzheimer’s must adapt to increased difficulty completing everyday tasks and an increase in dependency. Feelings of anger, fear, and helplessness are normal when facing […]

Coping with Emotional Aspects of Dementia

Individuals suffering from dementia must cope with many changes at once including declining cognitive abilities, memory loss, and impaired communication skills. Knowing that one may experience these vast changes at an unpredictable rate can provoke anxiety, fear, and feelings of helplessness. In order for patients to maintain a good quality of life, it is essential […]

Staying Optimistic After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

An initial diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be overwhelming for patients. Emotional stress compounded with symptoms of cognitive changes, memory loss, and physical deterioration can lead to sadness and depression. Feelings of helplessness, anger, and fear can be self-reinforcing and greatly diminish an Alzheimer’s patient’s quality of life. Losing interest in activities that used to […]

Pursuing a Healthy and Meaningful Lifestyle with Dementia

Dementia not only affects the memory, speech and personality of those who suffer from it, but also their ability to function independently. It can be challenging for patients, family members, friends and caregivers to cope with the changes caused by Alzheimer’s. In addition to finding a suitable medical provider, treatment options and caregiving assistance, individuals […]

Financing Long-Term Care: Private Insurance vs. Medicaid

There are many variables for the families of Alzheimer’s patients to consider, one of which is the financial aspect of the long-term care. The progressiveness and longevity of the disease makes it difficult to determine the cost of long-term care. However, by exploring all your options and planning for care services early, you can help […]

Exploring All Options When Paying for Care Service

Long-term care can be expensive. Whether your loved one will receive in-home care or reside in a skilled-care facility, the costs can quickly add up. The emotional toil of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis coupled with concerns on financing care can be overwhelming. It is important to remember that there is help available. By taking advantage of […]

Financing Home Care Services

When someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a host of concerns and questions are bound to come up. You may wonder what life will be like for you and your loved one as the disease progresses and they lose their ability to function independently. You will probably start thinking about how to best provide […]

Insight on Skilled Home Health Aides

Those who are recovering from surgery, disabled or suffering from dementia will benefit from in home care services. An in-home health aide gives your loved one security and comfort in their own home. Specifically for the elderly, in-home care grants them the ability to live as independently as they can for the longest time possible. […]

Understanding Personal Care Services

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be extremely difficult, not only for the person suffering from the disease, but also for their loved ones. There are many questions that accompany an Alzheimer’s diagnosis including: concerns about the progression of the illness, effects on physical and mental wellbeing, issues surrounding the patient’s long-term independence and living […]

Activities Offered by a Companion Aide

When someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it can bring many strong emotions. Anxiety, sadness, and concern about what to do next are all common reactions. Although an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming, it’s important to remember that help is available. Remember that with the right research and a little patience, you […]

Effective Measures to Facilitate Communication with Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s disease brings many challenges for patients and their loved ones. Loss of independence, memory loss, and physiological changes can all be sources of great stress. Among the challenges faced by people living with Alzheimer’s disease, communication difficulties can be among the most frustrating to navigate. When your formerly articulate loved one suddenly has trouble […]

Best Practices to Help Alzheimer’s Patients Communicate

As a caregiver, it is important to understand the communication challenges of those afflicted with Alzheimer’s. Communication skills and short term memory are the first to be affected by the disease. Your loved one may began using the same words or phrases repeatedly even when they do not apply to the conversation. They may also […]

Utilizing Appropriate Communication Skills with Alzheimer’s Patients

Most of us take the ability to communicate for granted: it’s a natural part of everyday life that goes unnoticed until something goes wrong. For those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, difficulties communicating are among the most challenging aspects of the disease. Alzheimer’s can have a major impact on a person’s ability to express themselves […]

Not Letting Late-Stage Behavioral Changes Affect Your Own Life..

Among all the changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, behavioral changes can be among the most difficult to cope with. Whereas living arrangements and activities of daily living can be adjusted in concrete, easy-to-define ways, managing challenging behaviors requires a high degree of patience and flexibility. When someone you love experiences major personality changes, it can […]

More Advice on Aggression and Other Behavioral Difficulties

  Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is an incredible challenge. In addition to taking on responsibility for their activities of daily living – dressing, bathing, mealtimes, toileting, and so on – caregivers must contend with the added difficulty of the behavioral changes that often accompany Alzheimer’s. It can be extremely upsetting when someone you love […]

Dealing With Aggressive Behaviors in the Late Stages of Alzheimer’s

When someone you love has Alzheimer’s disease, there are many challenges to contend with. Loss of independence, memory loss, increasing reliance on caregivers, greater difficulty performing everyday tasks, limited mobility, and a change in living circumstances can all be very difficult. In addition to these aspects of Alzheimer’s disease – and often related to them […]

How to Approach Behavioral Changes in Alzheimer’s Late Stages

When someone you love has Alzheimer’s disease, there are many challenges to contend with. Loss of independence and memory and increasing reliance on caregivers, greater difficulty performing everyday tasks, limited mobility, and a change in living circumstances can all be very difficult. In addition to these aspects of Alzheimer’s disease – and often related to […]

Alzheimer’s Late Stages & Easing Your Loved One’s Pain

When someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it signals the beginning of a series of major life changes. In the early stages, Alzheimer’s patients may still be able to perform a variety of functions of daily living, such as eating, dressing, bathing, and toileting on their own. As the disease progresses, however, they will […]

Alzheimer’s Late Stages and Weakened Immunity

The hardest thing for a family to accept is that their loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s, without a cure to help them out of the pain. But there is a way to help cushion a parent’s aches and pains and be by their side to provide the emotional support that they need. When the […]

Preparing for the Difficult Late Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

In the early stages of Alzheimer’s, many patients retain the ability to function with some independence. Even as confusion and forgetfulness become more pronounced, they can still communicate verbally and engage in many activities of daily life, such as bathing, eating, and dressing on their own. As the disease progresses, though, most Alzheimer’s patients become […]

Safety Concerns in Alzheimer’s Mid-Stages

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s presents many challenges. As the disease progresses from the early stages to middle stages, the patient becomes increasingly forgetful, and needs more help performing everyday tasks. This transition is often extremely stressful for both the patient – who may have difficulty adjusting to their dependence on others – and on […]

Dealing with Alzheimer’s Lengthy Mid-Stage

For many people with Alzheimer’s, the middle stage of the disease is the longest, sometimes lasting for many years. During this time, memory loss becomes more pronounced and daily tasks become more difficult. The Alzheimer’s patient may exhibit strange behaviors and personality changes. For a caregiver, these symptoms can be very disturbing. Know what to […]

Coping With Patients Experiencing the Mid-stages of Alzheimer’s

When someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, deciding how to best care for them can be overwhelming. While you’ll want to do everything you can to promote their independence, comfort, and well-being, it can be difficult to determine the best way to do so. People will need more care as the disease progresses, and […]

How to Cope With Some Common Alzheimer’s Issues

If someone you care about has Alzheimer’s, then you’re familiar with the worry, sadness, and feelings of anxiety that can accompany the diagnosis. Even if you’re not the one personally facing the memory loss, confusion, and compromised cognitive abilities that characterize the disease, caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is extremely challenging. Many of the difficult […]

Appropriate Encouragement for Alzheimer’s Patients

When someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s normal to experience a range of emotions. You may feel anxious, worried, sad, and confused about what your role will be and what the future will hold. You’ll probably want to do whatever you can to help, but may be unsure of the best way how. […]

How To Aid Someone With Early-Stage Alzheimers

Helping to care for someone Alzheimer’s disease is a major challenge. When someone you care about is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s common to experience feelings of sadness and anxiety. You will probably have many questions. What will life be like for your loved one as their memory loss progresses?  How can you plan ahead to […]

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