Blog Posts in 2019

Dementia: It’s More than Just Memory Loss

When you think of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the first symptom that comes to mind is likely memory loss. While this is the hallmark characteristic of dementia, it’s far from the only one. The ...

Top 5 Traits of a Compassionate Caregiver

Being the caregiver of an elderly person can be very fulfilling, but it takes a certain mindset to be the best caregiver possible. A caregiver, above all, should be compassionate. This means the ...

5 Ways Technology Advancements Have Improved Elder Care

Believe it or not, the medical alert bracelet was once considered a huge breakthrough for elder care. This simple, engraved bracelet alerts others to a person’s allergies and other medical issues in ...

How to Select an In-Home Caregiver for Loved Ones with Dementia

Figuring out how to care for someone with dementia can be challenging, exhausting, and confusing—but it’s not impossible. In addition to installing child-proof locks and making other practical changes ...

In-Patient vs. In-Home Rehab

Differences Between In-Patient Rehabilitation and In-Home Physical Therapy After experiencing a serious accident or developing a disability, in-patient rehabilitation can help injured people re-learn ...

Technology for People with Dementia

Dementia is typically progressive and terminal. However, a dementia diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean your loved one should go into an assisted living facility right away. Many people with dementia ...

How to Assess Your Loved One's Ability to Practice Self Care

What to Do if You Suspect Your Aging Loved One Cannot Continue Caring for Themselves Sometimes there are obvious signs that your aging loved one cannot safely continue living alone and caring for ...

Hidden Sources of Caregiver Anxiety

Anyone who undertakes the task of caring for an elderly or disabled loved one is bound to experience a seismic shift in their priorities, routine, spending, personal relationships, and just about ...

What to Do When Dementia Patients Become Aggressive

Practical Ways to De-escalate Belligerent or Hostile Behavior by Dementia Patients Due to the disorientation and altered view of reality that Alzheimer’s and dementia tend to create, affected persons ...