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Caring 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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Caring for Seniors with Dementia

Mind Stimulating Activities & Cognitive Games for Seniors

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 mind (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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Mind Stimulating Activities & Cognitive Games for Seniors

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. Caregiver’s Guide to Annual…

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What to Expect at Annual Physical Exams

How to Reduce the Risk of Choking in Late-Stage Alzheimer’s Patients

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. Alzheimer’s and Choking As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the brain loses its ability to process certain…

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

Visual Clutter and Its Effect on Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Research shows 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 with…

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Visual Clutter and its Effect on Alzheimers & Dementia 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

Ways to Love Your Home

Browsing through the store’s home goods section I came across a plaque of a little elf’s cottage stating “I Love My Home” and I was drawn to its simplicity. There are many reasons to love our home, but what happens when radical changes take place? No one wants to think of their home as a…

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Ways to Love Your Home

Risk Factors for Diabetes

Home Health Care Marco Island FL-November is American Diabetes Month. This is the ideal opportunity for you to learn more about the risk factors for diabetes and what you can do to help your parent reduce their chances of developing the disease if they have these risk factors.

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Risk Factors for Diabetes